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  • 25% of Colorado foster kids on psychotropic

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    DENVER — A University of Colorado analysis found that more than 25 percent of Colorado's foster children in 2012 were prescribed psychotropic drugs and that about half of the children who were taking antipsychotics drugs were for "off-label" reasons not approved by the federal Food...

  • Districts brace for debut of online state testing

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com
    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    The three-week window for Colorado's inaugural debut of online-only standardized testing opens Monday, and while a few bugs are expected, some are already biting hard. "It's a beast," said Lori Benton, director of assessment and gifted education for Lewis-Palmer School District 38 in...

  • Students connect with veterans for firsthand look at history

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Coronado High School students studying history put down their books this month to hang out with the people who lived it. Students from Jill Haffley's classes spent a day at the Palisades at Broadmoor Park, a senior living community, talking with people who lived through World War II,...

  • Ohio judge orders man to hold 'I AM A BULLY!' sign

    Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — A judge has ordered a man convicted of harassing a neighbor and her disabled children to stand on a street corner with a sign that says he is a bully. Municipal Court Judge Gayle Williams-Byers ordered 62-year-old Edmond Aviv to hold the sign for five hours...

  • Early literacy bill defines dyslexia for 1st time

    Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For the first time, dyslexia has been officially defined in Iowa law in an attempt to improve literacy among young students across the state. Following passage by the Legislature, Gov. Terry Branstad signed a bill this week that effectively establishes a...

  • AROUND TOWN: Historic Day Nursery's 117th anniversary

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com
    Published: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Passers-by often wonder about the huge Tudor building at the corner of Rio Grande and Tejon streets. An old church turned school? A mining baron's mansion?

  • Free online course helps parents of teen drivers

    by name Newspaper -
    Published: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    A free online course for parents to help their teens become safer drivers is available at www.COTeenDriver.com. The Colorado Teen Driving Alliance created the new resource. Parents will learn how they can limit their teen's risks while driving by enforcing safe driving practices and...

  • $10 prom dress sale to benefit Colorado Springs' Urban Peak

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    More than 300 prom dresses in a variety of colors and styles that have been around the dance floor a few times are prepping for another date. In what's being called one of those "win-win" situations, the donated pre-worn prom dresses will be sold for $10 each on Saturday, and all...

  • Colorado Springs teacher goes public with reasons for resignation

    by Carol McGraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    A poignant resignation letter that Colorado Springs teacher Pauline Hawkins wrote and posted on her blog Monday talks about her love of teaching and the pride she has in her students, colleagues, school and district. And yet, she writes that she is resigning her post after 11 years...

  • Volunteers to patrol north Colorado schools

    Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    FORT COLLINS — Volunteer reserve sheriff's deputies will begin patrolling elementary schools in Larimer County starting in late April. Larimer County sheriff's spokeswoman Jennifer Hillmann says the Thompson School District Marshal Program is being implemented following parents'...

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