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  • Colorado school panel rejects book ban for middle-school students

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Oct 26, 2014

    GRAND JUNCTION — The best-selling novel "Ender's Game" by author Orson Scott Card will still be part of a Mesa County school district language arts program after a special committee convened by the district voted to keep the text in the curriculum over the objections of a parent. The...

  • 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....

  • 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...

  • Colorado boy's 'best shirt ever' found after social media plea

    Denver Post
    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    The Best Shirt Ever has been located. The family of 12-year-old Joe Archibold, of Longmont, recently sent out a social media solicit, looking for a specific blue, white and gray polo shirt — in the same style Joe has worn for every school picture since second grade. He outgrew the...

  • Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' toys after outcry

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    NEW YORK — Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. The dolls are based on the series about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher...

  • The Survival Doctor: Hand-washing helps stop spread of disease

    By James Hubbard Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    It's quite frustrating when the best advice we get on how to avoid the latest scary virus going around is "wash your hands." Argh! That's all? No herb, vitamin, tonic or miracle drug we can take and poof, we're protected? Sorry, no such luck. True, we do have immunizations against...

  • Things to know about respiratory bug plaguing kids

    MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A wave of severe respiratory illnesses has swept the country in the last two months, propelled by what was long considered an uncommon germ.

  • Video Game Haiku Review - 'Alien: Isolation'

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Title: Alien: Isolation Format: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One Price: $49.99-$59.99 Publisher: Sega Developer: The Creative Assembly ESRB Rating: M (Mature, 17+) The Grade: B –   Alien: Isolation Haiku Review Poop your pants scary Hide or die in gnarly way ...

  • Denver Comic Con 2015 tickets on sale now

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Tickets for the May 23-25, 2014 Denver Comic Con are on sale to the general public today. Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura from the 1966 “Star Trek” series, and Lindsay Wagner, who played Jamie Sommers from “The Bionic Woman” are two of the first celebrities signed up to...

  • Assessment advocate stands by benefits of Common Core testing

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Oct 19, 2014

    The mounting resistance to the national standardized testing movement she leads doesn't faze Laura Slover. The former high school English teacher has heard it all, and she doesn't buy it. "Assessment is a very important part of teaching. The set of tools being developed are very...

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