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  • Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack

    Associated Press
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. — A student opened fire Friday in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle, killing at least one person and shooting several others in the head before killing himself, officials said. Students in the cafeteria said the gunman stared at the students as he shot them....

  • Latest survey on LGBT students show schools remain hostile environments

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network released on Friday its biennial National School Climate Survey report, which shows how ongoing hostile school climates impact the safety and mental health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, as well as their education....

  • Colorado Superintendent of the Year was once a local principal

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: 12 hr ago

    The 2015 Colorado Superintendent of the Year was once the principal at Mountain View Elementary in Academy School District 20, from 1995-2000. The Colorado Association of School Executives this week named Brian Ewert, superintendent of the Englewood Schools, as superintendent of the...

  • Testing concerns a hot topic at Colorado Springs roundtable discussions

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    What should an effective statewide assessment system include? How can Colorado improve standardized testing? Are local assessments valuable? About 50 parents of public school students, teachers, administrators and community members answered these questions Thursday night, in a...

  • Registration open for Colorado Springs education summit

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Registration is open for the 8th annual Educating Children of Color Summit in January. Educating Children of Color nonprofit organization aims to reduce the burden on public assistance programs and eliminate the "cradle to prison pipeline" through education. The day-long event will...

  • Fired Denver schoolteacher charged in lab fire

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    DENVER — A Denver school chemistry teacher who was fired after four students were burned in a science experiment gone wrong now faces a criminal charge. Prosecutors filed a third-degree assault charge, a misdemeanor, against 22-year-old Daniel Powell on Wednesday. Powell couldn't be...

  • Colorado Springs School District 11 board may oppose open negotiations ballot measure

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    The only collective bargaining teachers’ union in the Pikes Peak region has had open negotiation meetings for a few years but opposes a ballot question that would allow open negotiations statewide. Now, the school board of Colorado Springs School District 11 will vote Wednesday night...

  • Study: Walking and texting can have dangerous consequences

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Left, right, left, text. Simply looking both ways before crossing the street isn't enough to keep kids safe anymore - a new study found 40 percent of teens have been hit or nearly hit by cars, bikes or motorcycles while crossing the street. The study, "Teens on the Move," conducted...

  • Developers, construction businesses put money behind school bond measures

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    The most recent campaign finance reports filed with the Colorado Secretary of State's office show that developers and others involved with the real estate industry have a heavy hand in backing local school property tax proposals. Of the six local school districts asking voters to...

  • Minor injuries in student pellet gun shooting

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    CHERRY CREEK — The Aurora Police Department is investigating after a Cherry Creek middle school student was shot in the leg with a pellet gun on a school bus and another student was injured while getting off the bus. Officials said four unidentified students were suspended from...

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