More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • 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'...

  • Side Streets: School has 140 years of teaching deaf, blind students

    Bill Vogrin
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Don't be fooled by the imposing old stone buildings of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind standing tall atop the hill at Institute Street east of downtown Colorado Springs. They only look old from the outside. You might be surprised at what's inside the 17 buildings on...

  • Habanero peppers found in Colorado school playground where kids had mystery reaction

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    Six habanero peppers are being blamed for Monday afternoon's haz-mat situation at a Lakewood school. At about 1 p.m. Monday a skin reaction sent seven students from Jefferson County Open School to hospitals, and about two dozen others were decontaminated on site before the school was...

  • Cops: Utah mom may have stopped son’s shooting by reporting Facebook threats

    News services -
    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY — A planned shooting near West High School involving a student was thwarted late last week thanks to a mother keeping an eye on her son's Facebook page, according to police and the Deseret News. "This could have been something pretty tragic," Salt Lake police...

  • Springs teen creates winning design for Colorado Avalanche helmet

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    As a young child, Justin Cox hoped to one day play ice hockey like his hero, NHL goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere. As his artistic skills matured, so did his dreams. The ice, however, remained his main inspiration. When the Palmer High School senior saw a notice seeking entries for...

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