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Colorado Springs schools still awaiting windfall from marijuana taxes
Colorado Springs schools still awaiting windfall from marijuana taxes

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 4 hr ago

Five years after Colorado voters legalized recreational marijuana with the understanding that some of the taxes collected from sales would help public...

CU professor engaged in research misconduct, investigative committee finds
CU professor engaged in research misconduct, investigative committee finds

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 21, 2017

A professor on the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus left the institution last year as a university committee finished a report...

Falcon school district offers help for students mourning 3 classmates killed in crash
Falcon school district offers help for students mourning 3 classmates killed in crash

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Even though school is out for summer break, the sudden, unexpected deaths of three longtime students of Falcon School District 49 is difficult for...

Senate Republicans to lead Colorado Springs rally for charter schools
Senate Republicans to lead Colorado Springs rally for charter schools

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Republicans in the Colorado legislature are expected to turn out strong Thursday for a lunchtime rally for charter schools in Colorado Springs. A...

Interim police chief chosen to lead University of Colorado at Colorado Springs department
Interim police chief chosen to lead University of Colorado at Colorado Springs department

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Marc Pino will be head of the campus police department at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs beginning July 1 after serving as interim...

Widefield School District 3 planning to bring two financing measures to November ballot
Widefield School District 3 planning to bring two financing measures to November ballot

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Jun 14, 2017

Schools used to just be about education, but now competition is a big factor. Widefield School District 3 officials plan to seek both a property tax...

Free advanced-driver training for teens offered in Colorado Springs
Free advanced-driver training for teens offered in Colorado Springs

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Jun 12, 2017

A free driver-training program on critical factors that influence teen crashes will be held June 24-25 at The Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci...

GOAL students earn diplomas in face of adversities
GOAL students earn diplomas in face of adversities

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Jun 12, 2017

About 975 students graduated from GOAL Academy on Saturday, with 750 graduates walking in ceremonies at four locations across Colorado. One was held...

AROUND TOWN: Swaby honored; nontraditional KPWE scholars rise to the challenge for UCCS degrees
AROUND TOWN: Swaby honored; nontraditional KPWE scholars rise to the challenge for UCCS degrees

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Mon, Jun 12, 2017

Echoing the words of Maya Angelou, the women of the Karen Possehl Women's Endowment have overcome their life obstacles and "like air, I'll rise." The...

Back at it: Colorado Springs' largest school district to try again for voter-approved funding
Back at it: Colorado Springs' largest school district to try again for voter-approved funding

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Jun 12, 2017

A generation has passed since voters in the area's largest and oldest public school district agreed to raise property taxes to fund educational...

School bus stuck between a rock and a hard place at Garden of the Gods
School bus stuck between a rock and a hard place at Garden of the Gods

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 7, 2017

No serious injuries were reported Tuesday afternoon when a school bus tried squeezing through Balanced Rock in Garden of the Gods. Park officials...

'Wall-breaking' ceremony kicks off refurbishing, construction projects in Falcon district
'Wall-breaking' ceremony kicks off refurbishing, construction projects in Falcon district

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jun 6, 2017

The walls are coming down at Sand Creek High School, one of more than 120 refurbishing projects in Falcon School District 49 that will be paid for by a...

Trans teacher from Denver to tell his story in D.C.
Trans teacher from Denver to tell his story in D.C.

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Mon, Jun 5, 2017

Sam Long, a math teacher at the DSST charter school in Denver, was probably more nervous than any ninth-grader who had ever dared speak at part of the...

Historic Colorado School for The Deaf and The Blind receiving major updates
Historic Colorado School for The Deaf and The Blind receiving major updates

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sun, Jun 4, 2017

The historic, collegiate gothic architecture of the Colorado School for The Deaf and The Blind is taking on an "in with the old, in with the new" look....

Microsoft classes teaching soldiers technology
Microsoft classes teaching soldiers technology

By: Caroline Laganas - 0 Sat, Jun 3, 2017

About 500 soldiers leave the military every month in Colorado Springs, and now the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy is bridging the gap to...

Free summer meals provide assistance to Colorado Springs families
Free summer meals provide assistance to Colorado Springs families

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Fri, Jun 2, 2017

Holding a bag of food seemingly half his size, 12-year-old Jorge Gachuzo talked about how generosity takes away some of his family's worries about...

Unflappable Ananya Vinay wins National Spelling Bee
Unflappable Ananya Vinay wins National Spelling Bee

By: - 0 Thu, Jun 1, 2017

OXON HILL, Md. — Ananya Vinay never looked all that impressed by any of the words she was given in the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee....

Colorado Springs School District 11 ditches valedictorians, salutatorians
Colorado Springs School District 11 ditches valedictorians, salutatorians

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Jun 1, 2017

Following a confusing discussion, Colorado Springs School District 11's board voted 6-1 Wednesday night to accept revisions to its graduation policy...

Gun training for Colorado school teachers gains momentum, advocates say
Gun training for Colorado school teachers gains momentum, advocates say

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, May 31, 2017

As state legislators continue to shoot down bills that would give carte blanche approval for Colorado teachers and other staff to carry concealed guns...

Colorado's high school graduation rates lag behind other states', but new programs offer hope
Colorado's high school graduation rates lag behind other states', but new programs offer hope

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, May 31, 2017

Colorado's four-year graduation rate has been creeping upward in this decade and is nearing 80 percent, but a 2017 report released earlier this month...

Colorado Springs school district likely to eliminate valedictorians
Colorado Springs school district likely to eliminate valedictorians

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, May 31, 2017

Pettiness is among the reasons valedictorians and salutatorians could become a thing of the past in Colorado Springs School District 11. On the...

District 20 school groundbreaking first of $230M in voter-approved bond projects
District 20 school groundbreaking first of $230M in voter-approved bond projects

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, May 31, 2017

Cork popping has given way to elbow grease as Academy School District 20 broke ground Tuesday on a $21 million elementary school where Research Parkway...

Expecting enrollment drop, Fort Lewis College raises tuition
Expecting enrollment drop, Fort Lewis College raises tuition

By: - 0 Mon, May 29, 2017

DURANGO — Students at Colorado's Fort Lewis College will have to pay more to help make up for a decline in enrollment. Under a hike approved by...

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 Thu, May 25, 2017

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 Thu, May 25, 2017

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...