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Colorado Springs-area charter schools grow up and out
Colorado Springs-area charter schools grow up and out

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 17 hr ago

A new charter school is opening this fall, and several others in the Pikes Peak region are completing expansions or renovations. Colorado Military...

Colorado Springs' Academy schools main office closed
Colorado Springs' Academy schools main office closed

By: - 0 Fri, Aug 18, 2017

The main office at Academy School District 20, including its central registry, is closed because of a power outage. The staff was to report in at 8...

9 highlights from the 2017 Colorado Measures of Academic Success student tests
9 highlights from the 2017 Colorado Measures of Academic Success student tests

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Spring student assessment scores were released Thursday by Colorado Department of Education officials. Here are some of the highlights for...

Colorado student testing results: English gains better than in math and science
Colorado student testing results: English gains better than in math and science

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Spring student assessment scores released Thursday mark the third year of results from current English and math tests and the fourth year for science...

Gas leak closes Falcon High School
Gas leak closes Falcon High School

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 17, 2017

Falcon High School was evacuated Thursday morning and is closed for the rest of the day, due to an unidentifiable natural gas smell in the main hallway...

Top teachers from Pikes Peak region grace Colorado competition
Top teachers from Pikes Peak region grace Colorado competition

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Once again, the Pikes Peak region is making a strong showing in the state's annual "Teacher of the Year" recognition. Three of this year's seven...

With widely diverse goals and resources, Colorado Springs area's 17 school districts embrace new year
With widely diverse goals and resources, Colorado Springs area's 17 school districts embrace new year

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 15, 2017

The summer sprint to sleep in, hang out and goof off is nearing the finish line. Some schools are back in session, while others resume over the next...

School district gets new playground
School district gets new playground

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Students in Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1 have a new outdoor playground, just in time for the new school year. Penrose-St. Francis Health...

Texas A&M cancels 'White Lives Matter' rally planned for Sept. 11
Texas A&M cancels 'White Lives Matter' rally planned for Sept. 11

By: - 0 Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Texas A&M University has canceled a "White Lives Matter" event scheduled to be held on its campus on Sept. 11, citing safety concerns. The...

Parents test school liability in bullying and child suicide
Parents test school liability in bullying and child suicide

By: - 0 Sat, Aug 12, 2017

CINCINNATI — The parents of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who hanged himself from his bunk bed with a necktie want school officials held responsible, testing...

Fun Friday nights keep Colorado Springs-area teens out of trouble
Fun Friday nights keep Colorado Springs-area teens out of trouble

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Aug 11, 2017

One shining example of the adage that tragedy begets change for the good is RAD: Real Alternatives to Drugs and Drinking. The project of the Ryan...

New Colorado law mandates students must be told about skilled labor, military careers
New Colorado law mandates students must be told about skilled labor, military careers

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 10, 2017

A law that goes into effect Wednesday mandates public schools in Colorado must inform high school students that not all post-secondary paths lead to...

Colorado Springs college changes name, direction
Colorado Springs college changes name, direction

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Aug 9, 2017

Everest College is no more. The 21 Everest campuses across the nation, including the Colorado Springs location at 1815 Jetwing Drive, were rebranded...

New UCCS chancellor stresses collaboration, updates offered on major university projects at luncheon
New UCCS chancellor stresses collaboration, updates offered on major university projects at luncheon

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 8, 2017

Old-fashioned teamwork will drive the Colorado Springs economy forward in coming years and ensure workforce sustainability, the new chancellor of the...

Education leaders hold town hall in Colorado Springs on state's teacher shortages
Education leaders hold town hall in Colorado Springs on state's teacher shortages

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 8, 2017

Is paying teachers more the best way to solve the statewide shortage? Maybe a compelling marketing campaign would help attract would-be teachers. What...

Air Force Academy's first female boss says she's leaving school on course for success
Air Force Academy's first female boss says she's leaving school on course for success

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Aug 7, 2017

Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson uses flight terms to describe her four years in command of the Air Force Academy. And one word comes up again and again:...

Colorado Springs-area churches, community groups donate school supplies
Colorado Springs-area churches, community groups donate school supplies

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Mon, Aug 7, 2017

For some of the Pikes Peak region's parents and children, the start of a new school year can be a hardship - families are faced with buying school...

Kids learn learn about fitness and nutrition at Ninja Warrior style summer camp
Kids learn learn about fitness and nutrition at Ninja Warrior style summer camp

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sat, Aug 5, 2017

"Go, Jenna!" "You got this!" Amid loud crowd encouragement, flashing lights and her parents videotaping, 12-year-old Jenna Murray shimmies, shakes...

Free vaccines offered at community back-to-school fest
Free vaccines offered at community back-to-school fest

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Aug 4, 2017

El Paso County Public Health will offer a free vaccine clinic to eligible children at the Back-To-School Summerfest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at...

Low enrollment, accreditation changes force Colorado Springs college to close
Low enrollment, accreditation changes force Colorado Springs college to close

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Aug 3, 2017

The Colorado-owned Institute of Business and Medical Careers College will close its Colorado Springs campus Oct. 13, the school announced Wednesday...

9/11 tribute flap: SMU changes policy saying displays can be 'triggering, harmful'
9/11 tribute flap: SMU changes policy saying displays can be 'triggering, harmful'

By: - 0 Thu, Aug 3, 2017

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appealed Wednesday to Southern Methodist University to reverse a new policy decision that is forcing a change in location on...

Colorado Springs District 11 school wins a $100,000 fitness center
Colorado Springs District 11 school wins a $100,000 fitness center

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Aug 3, 2017

Jim Nason, the principal at Jack Swigert Aerospace Academy, is pumped up. Soon, the school's 500 students will be, too. The middle school in Colorado...

2 dead after explosion at Minneapolis school
2 dead after explosion at Minneapolis school

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 2, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS — A second body was found in the rubble of a collapsed school building in Minneapolis after an explosion killed a school employee and...

Falcon District 49 students hear the opening bell for new school year
Falcon District 49 students hear the opening bell for new school year

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Aug 2, 2017

The calendar hit August on Tuesday, and some kids hit the books again. Kindergartners, sixth graders and ninth graders went back to school in Falcon...

List: Start dates for Colorado Springs-area schools and colleges
List: Start dates for Colorado Springs-area schools and colleges

By: - 0 Wed, Aug 2, 2017

Summer is beginning to wind down quickly. Some students, teachers and administrators are already heading back to the classroom. Here’s a list of...

Colorado Springs teenager originates anti-suicide program that's gaining attention
Colorado Springs teenager originates anti-suicide program that's gaining attention

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Aug 1, 2017

Colorado Springs teenager Macy Rae Klein has turned feelings of worthlessness and actions of self-harm into a suicide prevention message that's getting...

Pima Medical Institute to host open house Tuesday-Thursday

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Pima Medical Institute, 3770 Citadel Drive North, is hosting an open house from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Anyone thinking...

Colorado university using drones to measure soil moisture
Colorado university using drones to measure soil moisture

By: - 0 Mon, Jul 31, 2017

BOULDER  — A University of Colorado Boulder research team says they will be using drones to measure soil moisture at a test irrigation farm in...

Pikes Peak Education Association receives grant for teacher training
Pikes Peak Education Association receives grant for teacher training

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sun, Jul 30, 2017

A $100,000 grant from the National Education Association's Great Public Schools Fund is helping create a first-of-its-kind teacher training center in...

Book banning in Academy School District 20: Censorship or diligence?
Book banning in Academy School District 20: Censorship or diligence?

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Jul 27, 2017

Academy School District 20 leaders removed a "young adult" book from a middle school library in an act of censorship or diligence, depending on whom...