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Pike Peak region school districts ramp up recruiting for February
Pike Peak region school districts ramp up recruiting for February "choice" month

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 2 hr ago

A dancing dinosaur waving to motorists near the school, yard signs, radio ads, open houses and social media pushes are some of the tactics organizers...

Attendance down, security up at Springs-area schools in wake of Florida attack, rumors of threats
Attendance down, security up at Springs-area schools in wake of Florida attack, rumors of threats

By: Liz Forster - 0 22 hr ago

After threats of violence to Harrison High School surfaced on social media, attendance was lower than usual Friday but the halls remained calm, school...

Citing threats, Colorado Springs high school increases security, postpones pep rally
Citing threats, Colorado Springs high school increases security, postpones pep rally

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Yesterday

Threats of violence have forced Harrison High School to postpone a pep assembly and increase security Friday, the school's principal said. "In the...

Superintendent of Colorado Springs' largest school district to retire
Superintendent of Colorado Springs' largest school district to retire

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Yesterday

Closing eight schools was one of Nicholas Gledich's first tasks when he became superintendent of Colorado Springs School District 11 midway through...

Colorado Springs student art show inspirational to others struggling with suicidal thoughts, depression
Colorado Springs student art show inspirational to others struggling with suicidal thoughts, depression

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Eighteen-year-old Charity Schooley has been working on overcoming depression for several years. "I try to remember that high school isn't about...

After Sandy Hook, more than 400 people have been shot in over 200 school shootings
After Sandy Hook, more than 400 people have been shot in over 200 school shootings

By: - 0 Thu, Feb 15, 2018

When a gunman killed 20 first graders and six adults with an assault rifle at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, it rattled Newtown, Conn., and...

Shooting renews questions about preventing school carnage
Shooting renews questions about preventing school carnage

By: - 0 Thu, Feb 15, 2018

PARKLAND, Fla. — Families in a South Florida suburb grieved for their slain children Thursday after one of the nation's deadliest school shootings,...

Football coach reported dead after shielding students from Florida gunman
Football coach reported dead after shielding students from Florida gunman

By: - 0 Thu, Feb 15, 2018

An assistant football coach at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School died after risking his life to protect students from the gunman who fatally...

Three finalists named for Woodland Park superintendent job

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Three finalists were named at a board meeting Wednesday night for the superintendent position in Woodland Park School District RE-2. They are: K....

Colorado Springs-area School District 49 considers name change for rebranding
Colorado Springs-area School District 49 considers name change for rebranding

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Officials at Falcon School District 49 are floating the idea of changing the name of the region's third-largest school district to Pikes Peak School...

Large donation enables Space Foundation to improve education programs
Large donation enables Space Foundation to improve education programs

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Feb 14, 2018

One of the largest donations the Space Foundation has received since the Colorado Springs-based organization was founded in 1983 will fund an education...

Proposal to allow Colorado community colleges to offer four-year nursing degrees advances
Proposal to allow Colorado community colleges to offer four-year nursing degrees advances

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Feb 13, 2018

A homegrown proposal that would allow Colorado's community colleges to give students who earn an associate's degree in nursing the chance to obtain an...

School told sixth-grade girls they can't say no if a boy asks them to dance at a Valentine's Day dance
School told sixth-grade girls they can't say no if a boy asks them to dance at a Valentine's Day dance

By: - 0 Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Sometimes the best of intentions have unintended consequences. Kanesville Elementary School in Ogden, Utah, holds a sixth-grade dance on Valentine's...

Compassionate leadership online course coming to CU Boulder
Compassionate leadership online course coming to CU Boulder

By: - 0 Tue, Feb 13, 2018

BOULDER — An open online course about developing compassionate leaders is coming to the University of Colorado. The Daily...

Lagging Colorado Springs D-11 schools launch improvement plans, look to others' success
Lagging Colorado Springs D-11 schools launch improvement plans, look to others' success

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Ten of the 58 schools in Colorado Springs School District 11 have the state's lowest academic rankings this year. Their students performed poorly on...

New community reading program for underprivileged students launches in Colorado Springs
New community reading program for underprivileged students launches in Colorado Springs

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Dismayed by what they see as failure of the public education system, a group of community members has rallied to form a new initiative to improve...

AROUND TOWN: Impressive UCCS Ent Center for the Arts opens with special gala for 800
AROUND TOWN: Impressive UCCS Ent Center for the Arts opens with special gala for 800

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Feb 11, 2018

"Let the magic begin," she said. And indeed, it did. The dream had come true for University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Chancellor Emerita Pam...

For fourth consecutive year, Colorado Springs area wins Title 1 Distinguished School honors
For fourth consecutive year, Colorado Springs area wins Title 1 Distinguished School honors

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Feb 7, 2018

DIVIDE - Some fine-tuning and finessing around how teachers teach and how students learn at Summit Elementary School in Divide led to a surprise award...

Incoming University of Colorado at Colorado Springs business dean sees opportunity, potential
Incoming University of Colorado at Colorado Springs business dean sees opportunity, potential

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Wed, Feb 7, 2018

Stephen Ferris won't have to worry about the chancellor's familiarity with the college he will head later this year. That's because he will take over...

Colorado College teams vying for $50,000 in business pitching competition
Colorado College teams vying for $50,000 in business pitching competition

By: Wayne Heilman - 0 Tue, Feb 6, 2018

Five student teams will compete Thursday to win $50,000 in seed money to help turn their business ideas into reality in Colorado College's annual Big...

Survivor of Golden Gate Bridge suicide attempt to speak Tuesday at UCCS
Survivor of Golden Gate Bridge suicide attempt to speak Tuesday at UCCS

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Feb 5, 2018

Kevin Hines, one of the 1 percent of known survivors who have attempted suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge, will share his story and how he...

Walsenburg schools to reopen Tuesday after shooting threat 'resolved'
Walsenburg schools to reopen Tuesday after shooting threat 'resolved'

By: Hugh Johnson - 0 Mon, Feb 5, 2018

Huerfano School District Re-1 schools John Mall High School and Peakview School in Walsenburg will be open Tuesday after the two schools were closed...

Societal issues of isolation, poverty addressed in school lunchrooms
Societal issues of isolation, poverty addressed in school lunchrooms

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Feb 5, 2018

The noisy, chaotic school lunchroom may seem like an innocuous place. But look a little closer, and you might spot some students sitting by themselves...

Aspiring Colorado teachers learn the ins and outs of rural education with new grant funding
Aspiring Colorado teachers learn the ins and outs of rural education with new grant funding

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Feb 5, 2018

Rural education is just plain different from the cities and suburbs. Many students in El Paso County's eastern districts attend school four days a...

Lifelong learning institute finds its family a home at Colorado Springs mall
Lifelong learning institute finds its family a home at Colorado Springs mall

By: Tony Peck - 0 Mon, Feb 5, 2018

A Colorado Springs nonprofit focused on lifelong learning has plans to move into their own classrooms at the Chapel Hills Mall. The PILLAR Institute,...

They're here: Girl Scout cookies on sale in Colorado Springs this weekend
They're here: Girl Scout cookies on sale in Colorado Springs this weekend

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sun, Feb 4, 2018

Some 22,000 Girl Scouts throughout Colorado will begin the organization’s annual cookie sale Sunday. S’mores, the most popular cookie flavor in the...

Paul Ryan celebrated the tax cut with a tweet about a secretary saving $1.50 a week
Paul Ryan celebrated the tax cut with a tweet about a secretary saving $1.50 a week

By: - 0 Sun, Feb 4, 2018

Never mind all the Democrats who call the GOP’s tax bill a deficit-busting giveaway to the rich; House Speaker Paul D. Ryan has been enthusiastically...

Colorado teacher accused of assaulting student who wouldn't stand for Pledge of Allegiance
Colorado teacher accused of assaulting student who wouldn't stand for Pledge of Allegiance

By: - 0 Sat, Feb 3, 2018

A Lafayette middle school teacher is on paid leave pending the outcome of a police investigation into allegations that she assaulted a student who...

Prize-winning author imparts life's insights to Colorado Springs students
Prize-winning author imparts life's insights to Colorado Springs students

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Feb 2, 2018

In the same way George Saunders' printed word was powerful enough to earn him the 2017 Man Booker Prize, the author's spoken words to Harrison High...

“A Nazi is a Nazi is a Nazi,” Colorado State President Tony Frank says in response to Traditionalist Worker Party campus recruiting
“A Nazi is a Nazi is a Nazi,” Colorado State President Tony Frank says in response to Traditionalist Worker Party campus recruiting

By: - 0 Fri, Feb 2, 2018

The president of Colorado State University is denouncing members of a white nationalist group as Nazis after anti-immigration fliers attributed to it...

News: Education

ALLIES program in D49 providing intervention for children with characteristics of dyslexia

Thu, Feb 15, 2018 - 3:57 PM

Academy for Literacy, Learning and Innovation Excellence (ALLIES) is a school in District 49 that provides intervention and accommodations...