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  • Colorado schools counting on students on Wednesday

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    Schools want every student to be in their seat when the bell rings Wednesday. Along with being National Homemade Cookie Day and National Fire Pup Day, Oct. 1 is "count day" in Colorado. That's the official pupil enrollment date for Colorado's 178 school districts to establish...

  • Police: 1 child hurt, school evacuated in Kentucky

    Associated Press
    Updated: 15 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — One child was injured and a high school was evacuated after a report of weapons seen on the campus in Louisville, police said Tuesday. Spokeswoman Alicia Smiley says the child sustained non-life threatening injuries and that a parent was with the child. Smiley...

  • Here's why Jeffco-like school protests probably won't happen in Colorado Springs

    By CAROL MCGRAW carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    It hasn't happened here. And it probably won't. That's what some educators and students are saying about the extended walkouts by Jefferson County students and sick-outs by their teachers. The issues - teachers upset about pay and evaluations, and students worried about potential...

  • Middle School students walk-out as Jeffco protests continue

    By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    Several dozen students from Carmody Middle School walked out of classes on Tuesday morning, continuing three weeks of student, teacher and parent protests in Jefferson County targeted at board leadership. Tuesday's protests, first reported by 7News, represent the first time...

  • Denver metro schools superintendent threatens to discipline absent teachers

    By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Jefferson County's school superintendent on Monday threatened to bring disciplinary action against dozens of teachers who called in sick at Golden and Jefferson high schools as part of an ongoing protest. "Some of our highest need students didn't get lunch today because they weren't...

  • Centennial students turn field trip into song

    By carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    What do you get when you mix grass, mud, sand, water, history and a lot of enthusiasm? For students at Centennial Elementary School, it was a chance to be songwriters and recording stars for a National Park Service project. In August, they visited Bent's Old Fort, a national...

  • School begins Monday at Colorado Springs youth facility marred by violence

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    School starts Monday for juvenile offenders being detained or incarcerated at Spring Creek Youth Services Center in Colorado Springs. That's more than a month later than usual, but things haven't been on track at the state-run center for a while. State lawmakers have been demanding...

  • Lego blocks teach Palmer Elementary students new skills

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Every kid knows what Lego blocks are for. In no time, the colorful plastic bricks snap together and become castles, race cars, dinosaurs, robots and other fanciful creations that come from the minds of the young. Now, with the help of technology, Lego toys also are teaching...

  • Local school districts have funding measures on ballot

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    Voters in six local school districts will be asked in the general election whether they want to pay for school finance initiatives to build new schools, renovate old schools, improve teachers' salaries, enhance security, rehab sports facilities, add educational programs and other...

  • Junior Rangers program helps kids learn about wildlife

    By name newspaper -
    Updated: Sat, Sep 27, 2014

    A mother's shriek broke the pleasant calm of an early afternoon hike Saturday in Cheyenne Mountain Stake Park. Some people gawked. "Amazing finding a big snake like that in the wild," Todd Seidenberg said. "Unreal," said his wife, Melissa Seidenberg, while cracking a smile. In...

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