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Syrian refugee earns Master's degree at CU Boulder, seeks asylum
Syrian refugee earns Master's degree at CU Boulder, seeks asylum

By: Mary Maccarthy - 0 5 hr ago

Graduation - it's an event as American as apple pie. And graduate Abdulsalam Hindawi looks as American as the thousands of other students decked out...

Colorado schools to participate in spaceport rocket launch
Colorado schools to participate in spaceport rocket launch

By: - 0 14 hr ago

UPHAM, N.M. — More than a dozen payloads from public schools and other educational organizations around Colorado will be aboard one of the rockets to...

AFA graduation a stellar day with many shining points
AFA graduation a stellar day with many shining points

By: Tom Roeder - 0 16 hr ago

There were hundreds of stories behind the Air Force Academy's 2017 graduation. Here are a few. - 'He's a Man' Cody Zaire Ray had been recruited to...

Air Force Academy 2017 graduation: A crescendo of fighter jets, flying hats, hugs
Air Force Academy 2017 graduation: A crescendo of fighter jets, flying hats, hugs

By: Tom Roeder - 0 16 hr ago

The 979 new lieutenants who graduated from the Air Force Academy amid pomp and pageantry are entering an uncertain future. Air Force Secretary...

Mom upset after bus makes unannounced stop at Dairy Queen on last day of school
Mom upset after bus makes unannounced stop at Dairy Queen on last day of school

By: - 0 Yesterday

EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. - Jackie Marks thought her third-grader would be home by 1:30 last Tuesday afternoon, the last day of school. South Point...

Lockout on 5 schools in southwest Colorado Springs lifted
Lockout on 5 schools in southwest Colorado Springs lifted

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Yesterday

Skyway Park Elementary, Cheyenne Mountain High School, Gold Camp Elementary, Cheyenne Mountain Junior High and Canon School are on lockout Wednesday...

WATCH: Teen wipes away tears as teacher tells him he’s graduating
WATCH: Teen wipes away tears as teacher tells him he’s graduating

By: - 0 Yesterday

GRIFFIN, Ga. – “I don’t care if I’m making a paycheck,” Kimberly Wimbish said. “I just want to make a difference.” That, she has. Over the past...

South Dakota girl with cancer prevented from graduating
South Dakota girl with cancer prevented from graduating

By: - 0 Yesterday

RAPID CITY, S.D. — A western South Dakota high school won’t allow a student who has brain cancer walk at graduation because she is six credits short of...

WATCH: Atlanta-area educators trade punches in class. Students told to delete video
WATCH: Atlanta-area educators trade punches in class. Students told to delete video

By: - 0 Yesterday

Classroom fights are posted on social media regularly but rarely are adult educators the ones fighting. A teacher and classroom paraprofessional were...

El Paso County public defender says 11-year-old who stabbed classmate was bullied
El Paso County public defender says 11-year-old who stabbed classmate was bullied

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Yesterday

An 11-year-old boy accused of stabbing a classmate in the chest with a pencil in the hallway at Carmel Middle School last October had been bullied by...

Colorado College graduates encouraged to counter 'truth decay'
Colorado College graduates encouraged to counter 'truth decay'

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

Colorado College employees wiped early morning rain off folding chairs Monday as clouds gave way to sun and the 143rd annual commencement happened as...

Teachers gave a teen with ADHD a ‘Most Likely to Not Pay Attention’ award
Teachers gave a teen with ADHD a ‘Most Likely to Not Pay Attention’ award

By: - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

Two teachers at a Georgia middle school will not be returning to work after reportedly giving an “insensitive” award to a student, officials said....

Paralyzed Ellicott teen takes the next step: graduation
Paralyzed Ellicott teen takes the next step: graduation

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, May 22, 2017

CALHAN - Dallas Dean wasn't able to walk across the gym to accept his diploma at Ellicott High School's graduation ceremony Sunday. He had to use the...

Graduates walk out on Pence at Notre Dame commencement
Graduates walk out on Pence at Notre Dame commencement

By: - 0 Sun, May 21, 2017

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Dozens of graduates and family members silently stood and walked out Sunday as Vice President Mike Pence began his address at Notre...

From attitude to gratitude: Atlas Prep fields its first graduating class
From attitude to gratitude: Atlas Prep fields its first graduating class

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sat, May 20, 2017

In 2006, three young men dreamed of creating a charter school in Colorado Springs that would give students from poor families the same kind of quality...

Doherty High School cancels classes, students only reporting for special events
Doherty High School cancels classes, students only reporting for special events

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

Air quality concerns at Doherty High School have canceled classes for the remainder of the school year, with students turning in their final...

Colorado Springs elementary named one of nation's best urban schools
Colorado Springs elementary named one of nation's best urban schools

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, May 19, 2017

Centennial Elementary School in Harrison School District 2, which a few years ago had abysmal standardized tests scores and a bad reputation in the...

Air Force Academy graduate Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria will return to lead school
Air Force Academy graduate Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria will return to lead school

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Thu, May 18, 2017

A fighter pilot who graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1985 will return to lead the school, the Pentagon announced Wednesday. Maj. Gen. Jay...

Colorado Springs graduating seniors hope to inspire younger students with cap and gown parade
Colorado Springs graduating seniors hope to inspire younger students with cap and gown parade

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, May 18, 2017

The rumblings were distant and the murmurings near. Something out of the ordinary was about to happen at Remington Elementary School Wednesday...

School employee, juvenile face multiple charges after bomb threat at Fountain Valley School
School employee, juvenile face multiple charges after bomb threat at Fountain Valley School

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, May 17, 2017

About 300 people were evacuated from Fountain Valley School after a bomb threat Tuesday afternoon, and a school employee and a juvenile were facing...

Last day of school bash for Fountain-Fort Carson halted after altercations last year
Last day of school bash for Fountain-Fort Carson halted after altercations last year

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, May 17, 2017

FOUNTAIN - No more shaving cream tussles and other celebratory horseplay on the last day of school for Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 students....

Lyda Hill is latest recipient of UCCS entrepreneurship award
Lyda Hill is latest recipient of UCCS entrepreneurship award

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Wed, May 17, 2017

Lyda Hill has mostly made her mark in Colorado Springs through philanthropy, but the innovative way she has done so will be highlighted when she...

Colorado school district pulls suicide book 'Thirteen Reasons Why'
Colorado school district pulls suicide book 'Thirteen Reasons Why'

By: - 0 Tue, May 16, 2017

DENVER — As a Colorado community mourns the loss of seven students who recently killed themselves, a school district official ordered librarians to...

Study: Bullying persists in school, reports of sex crime up
Study: Bullying persists in school, reports of sex crime up

By: - 0 Tue, May 16, 2017

WASHINGTON — One in every 5 middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school and the number of reports of sexual assault on...

Program to cover everything there is to know about joining a sorority

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

Thinking about joining a sorority in college? Graduating female high school seniors and their parents can learn all about Greek life at a sorority...

Palmer Ridge High under extra security after unverified threat
Palmer Ridge High under extra security after unverified threat

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

An unverified threat prompted Palmer Ridge High School officials to provide extra security at the campus Monday, according to Gazette news partner...

Doherty High School closed all week for duct testing, smoke cleanup
Doherty High School closed all week for duct testing, smoke cleanup

By: Rachel Riley - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

Doherty High School will remain closed this week after two incidents filled the building with heavy smoke last week, according to an alert from...

Student arrested for threat against metro Denver school

By: - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

WHEAT RIDGE — A student was arrested after making a threat against Wheat Ridge High School on social media, the Wheat Ridge Police Department said. A...

Colorado Springs student wins national Young Marine of the Year title
Colorado Springs student wins national Young Marine of the Year title

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

A 17-year-old high school junior from Colorado Springs has been named National Young Marine of the Year. Angel Luiz Orozco, a junior at Sierra High...

Air Force Academy cadet had more than 500 jumps before fatal skydiving accident east of Colorado Springs
Air Force Academy cadet had more than 500 jumps before fatal skydiving accident east of Colorado Springs

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, May 15, 2017

An Air Force Academy senior has been identified as the victim of a fatal parachuting accident near Calhan on Sunday. Cadet Kaleb Estes, who was set...