• Walsenburg school gives students hands-on way to thank veterans

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    A unique project that breaks ground Saturday will help the young build dreams and the old settle in to remember theirs. Students and recent graduates of an alternative, trades-oriented high school headquartered in Colorado Springs will construct the Veterans' Family Home in...

  • Best and Brightest 2015: Life responsibilities helped teen grow

    By Ellie Cole Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Apr 27, 2015

  • Best & Brightest: The Gazette's Class of 2015

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    Twenty high school seniors from the Pikes Peak region have been named The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Judged by a panel of 11 community members, the seniors were recognized for academic achievements and contributions to their communities and schools. They also were...

  • Best and Brightest 2015: Teen aims to merge interests in science, art

    By Robin Intemann Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    This is the sixth of 20 profiles about The Gazette’s Best and Brightest Class of 2015. For Allison Grossberg, the distance between art and science is not vast, which is why someday she wants to merge her interest in both. “Eventually what I’d love to do is transfer my...

  • Best and Brightest 2015: Waldo Canyon fire was teen's call to action

    By Robin Intemann Special to The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    This is the seventh of 20 profiles of the The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2015. Michael Bukowski Jr. spends a lot of time away from school, but don't get the wrong idea - he's busy learning and teaching outside the classroom. Bukowski regularly leaves St. Mary's High School...

  • Public boarding school - the way to solve educational ills?

    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo's chronically struggling school system is considering an idea gaining momentum in other cities: public boarding schools. The idea is to put round-the-clock attention on students and away from such daunting problems as poverty, troubled homes and truancy....

  • Colorado House, Senate divided over ninth-grade math, reading tests

    By MEGAN SCHRADER megan.schrader@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

    DENVER - The assessment debate is likely to come down to the much-debated ninth-grade math and reading tests. The House passed its version of the state's testing reduction effort Friday on second reading with broad bipartisan support, and it included mandatory reading and math exams...

  • School takes top honors in recent Battle of the Books competition

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Fifth graders at Academy International Elementary, an International Baccalaureate World School in Academy School District 20, rock at reading. The school’s fifth grade team placed first in the Pikes Peak Region Battle of the Books, held recently at Colorado College. Academy...

  • Work of Comcast volunteers on Saturday to benefit local school

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    The Roy J. Wasson Academic Campus in Colorado Springs School District 11 will benefit from the work of volunteers on Saturday during the company's annual Comcast Cares Day. The day recognizes the company's commitment to service and a tradition that has grown into the largest,...

  • Local student one of two statewide to win $10,000 scholarship from Comcast

    Debbie Kelley
    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Mitchell High School student Kae 'Vionna Cole has received a $10,000 scholarship from the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. Kae 'Vionna is one of two Colorado students to receive the $10,000 award. This year, a total of $75,000 in scholarship funding was given to 57...

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