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State marijuana taxes dribble in for a handful of Colorado Springs area school districts

Pikes Peak region teachers take advantage of free concealed-weapon classes
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 15 hr ago

Amy Wrany is ready.

If Colorado lawmakers ever decide to let educators carry concealed firearms in elementary and secondary schools, Wrany, a...

New ticketing effort helps reduce illegal parking around some Colorado Springs schools
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Aug 28, 2015

Just as kids are expected to pay attention in class, adults are expected to pay attention to traffic rules around schools. Some are failing.


ACT issues call-to-action after little progress in college, career readiness
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Aug 27, 2015

As in recent years, Colorado high school students fell short of the national ACT average test scores in all four subjects this year.


Grants will fund security projects in Harrison School District 2
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Aug 27, 2015

Three schools in Harrison School District 2 have received Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grants for district security updates.

Harrison High...

Colorado bail increased for ex-New Mexico school official
By: - 0 Thu, Aug 27, 2015

DENVER — A judge has increased bail for a former New Mexico school administrator facing separate child sexual abuse and assault cases in...

Ex-New Mexico school administrator booked into Colorado jail
By: - 0 Wed, Aug 26, 2015

DENVER — A former Albuquerque, New Mexico, school administrator who faces child sex abuse charges in Colorado has been booked into a Denver jail a...

Colorado College freshmen faced most competition — ever — to gain admission
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Aug 26, 2015

Lots of students wanted to come to Colorado College this fall - a record 8,063 applied. But just 17 percent were admitted to the private, liberal...

STEM fair for military card ID holders slated for Saturday
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Aug 26, 2015

The 21st Space Wing at Peterson Air Force Base will host a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Peterson Air and...

Higher Learning: Southern Colorado county mulls scholarship marijuana tax
By: - 0 Wed, Aug 26, 2015


DENVER — Talk about higher learning. A Colorado county may create the world's first public college scholarship program funded with...

CU School of Medicine students experience impact of poverty on Springs health
By: - Tue, Aug 25, 2015

As Colorado Springs prepares to train the next generation of physicians from the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CUSOM), community...

Colorado Dermatology Institute invests in Springs medical education professionals, students
By: - Tue, Aug 25, 2015

Sponsored: The road to improved medical education in our community is being paved by a group of dedicated dermatologists in Briargate.

Public hearing on fate of Bates Elementary, proposed apartments near UCCS postponed
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 25, 2015

The public hearing on an appeal by Cragmor residents who want to stop construction of a 621-bedroom apartment complex in the old Bates Elementary...

Poll shows dissatisfaction with school testing and its links to teacher evaluations
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Aug 24, 2015

A new poll shows a trend that's developed alongside education reform: Americans believe there's too much emphasis on standardized testing in public...

Space Foundation's annual art contest for children opens
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Student artists, ages 3 to 18 years, are invited to enter the Space Foundation's sixth annual International Student Art Contest.

Children may...

Three local college students win scholarships
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Aug 24, 2015

Air Academy High School graduate Nicholas Sammons, Mesa Ridge High School alumnus Lauren Holmes and Michelle Ihlefeldt, a Colorado Springs single...

Mark your calendar: Colorado Springs-area events and meetings this week
By: - 0 Mon, Aug 24, 2015

A look at some of the top happenings around Colorado Springs this week:

- The Colorado College Opening Convocation begins at 9 a.m. Monday at...

Colorado Springs residents want to stop development of student housing
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sun, Aug 23, 2015

Cragmor residents are banding together once again to fight City Hall.

A group of homeowners living near the former Katharine Lee Bates...

Colorado school principal resigns over Hispanic complaints
By: - 0 Sat, Aug 22, 2015

DENVER — An elementary school principal criticized by parents after Hispanic students were left to eat lunch on the floor of the school's office...

11-year-old Colorado Springs student has a plan for flood control
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Eleven-year-old Nic MacLennan is familiar with the power of rushing water.

His family's backyard disappeared when Cheyenne Creek flooded...

Metro Denver police find loaded handgun in high school student's backpack
By: - 0 Fri, Aug 21, 2015

A 10th-grader at Thornton High School was arrested Friday after a loaded 9mm handgun was found in his backpack, police say.

Police say they...

Sponsored research funding increases for CU system
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Sponsored research funding at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs totaled $10.3 million for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, including $175,802...

Colorado Springs brewery, retail complex gets OK; ex-school on track for transformation
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Aug 21, 2015

Despite last-minute negotiations that prompted substantial changes to the proposal and confusion at the time of the vote, the Colorado Springs...

Colorado school district denies football team's plan to honor military
By: - 0 Thu, Aug 20, 2015

FORT COLLINS — The Poudre School District in northern Colorado has denied a request from the Fossil Ridge High School football team to individually...

2 Colorado Springs high schools make Newsweek's annual top 500 list
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Aug 20, 2015

Newsweek released on Wednesday its annual survey of the top 500 high schools in the country.

The national news magazine used a range of data...

New UCCS Field Guide offers history, sense of place on 50th anniversary of campus
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Rocks, plants and dirt can't talk.

But these elements of the land speak to the hearts of two longtime geography professors at the University...

Want to feel old? Mindset List: College freshmen have never licked a stamp, always had Google
By: - 0 Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Want to feel old? Students heading into their first semester of college this fall are mostly 18 and were born in 1997.

Among those who have...

Link Crew a 'critical' bridge into high school for Colorado Springs-area students
By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Aug 19, 2015

Fifteen-year-old twins Olivia and Rebecca Stoltenberg have been kind of dreading this school year. Their family recently moved from Dallas to...

Colorado Springs high school given all-clear after reported bomb threat
By: Chhun Sun - 0 Tue, Aug 18, 2015

Colorado Springs police say possible explosives were placed at Sand Creek High School on Tuesday morning, but no bombs were found and the school was...