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AROUND TOWN: Millennials' glittering YOT Club night helps kids have Christmas
AROUND TOWN: Millennials' glittering YOT Club night helps kids have Christmas

By: Linda Navarro - 0 7 hr ago

Millennials glittered and sparkled in their holiday best as they partied the night away. It's a tradition, the YOT Club evening. Making it even more...

Good deed teaches Colorado Springs kindergartners it's better to give than receive
Good deed teaches Colorado Springs kindergartners it's better to give than receive

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 11 hr ago

The small Christmas tree laden with new hats, gloves and scarves quivered as kindergartners from Julie Penrose Elementary School plucked the...

Celebrities rally for boy bullied at school after emotional video of him in tears goes viral
Celebrities rally for boy bullied at school after emotional video of him in tears goes viral

By: - 0 13 hr ago

A boy teased for being "different" was flooded with comforting messages from dozens of celebrities over the weekend. This comes after he expressed his...

Fountain police Explorers fundraiser to be held Wednesday night

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 15 hr ago

The McDonald’s restaurant at 6950 Mesa Ridge Parkway in Fountain will host “McTeachers Night” from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Students and...

Former staffer at Douglas County school arrested for allegedly taking illicit videos of students
Former staffer at Douglas County school arrested for allegedly taking illicit videos of students

By: - 0 Tue, Dec 12, 2017

A former staffer at Renaissance Secondary School in Castle Rock has been arrested for allegedly recording clandestine mobile phone videos...

Final tally: Clash of big money in Douglas County school board election
Final tally: Clash of big money in Douglas County school board election

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Final campaign finance reports for the 2017 school board elections in Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties show millions of dollars were spent around...

Registration opens for Colorado College's 'Educating Children of Color Summit'
Registration opens for Colorado College's 'Educating Children of Color Summit'

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Dec 8, 2017

The 11th annual Educating Children of Color Summit will be held Jan. 13 at Colorado College. The daylong event encourages all youth, particularly...

Colorado Springs school advances in nationwide STEAM competition
Colorado Springs school advances in nationwide STEAM competition

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Dec 8, 2017

The Vanguard School in Colorado Springs is one of five schools in Colorado being recognized nationally for inspiring change in their local communities...

Gazette hosting forum to discuss future of southeast Colorado Springs
Gazette hosting forum to discuss future of southeast Colorado Springs

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Wed, Dec 6, 2017

For many, the southeast side of Colorado Springs has been left to languish while the rest of the city seems to prosper. However, there are those who...

Schools in Walsenburg area to close Wednesday as city conducts water service repairs
Schools in Walsenburg area to close Wednesday as city conducts water service repairs

By: Chhun Sun - 0 Wed, Dec 6, 2017

Schools in the Walsenburg area will be closed Wednesday as the city conducts water service repairs, according to the city's website. The water will...

AROUND TOWN: Tiny Head Start chairs an inspiration at CPCD's annual fundraising events
AROUND TOWN: Tiny Head Start chairs an inspiration at CPCD's annual fundraising events

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Tue, Dec 5, 2017

Tiny chartreuse chairs, "the bright beginning" for little ones who fit onto them, were unique table centerpieces at the annual CPCD...giving children a...

Douglas County school board's elimination of vouchers elicits sharp response
Douglas County school board's elimination of vouchers elicits sharp response

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Tue, Dec 5, 2017

Conservatives overnight Monday and into Tuesday made it clear: The decision by the Douglas County Board of Education to end its Choice Scholarship...

Douglas County school board ends controversial voucher program
Douglas County school board ends controversial voucher program

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Tue, Dec 5, 2017

The Douglas County school board Monday put to bed the district’s controversial Choice Scholarship program, ending a six-year battle to set up the...

Fate of controversial school voucher program in Douglas County to be decided Monday
Fate of controversial school voucher program in Douglas County to be decided Monday

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Mon, Dec 4, 2017

The Douglas County School District published a resolution Saturday that begins the process to rescind the Choice Scholarship program and end the legal...

Colorado touts small and big solutions to roll back state’s teacher shortage
Colorado touts small and big solutions to roll back state’s teacher shortage

By: - 0 Sat, Dec 2, 2017

Starting teacher-cadet programs at local schools, forgiving student loans and offering livable wages in rural areas are all ideas being touted by a...

The Harvey Weinstein of Colorado College: Sexual misconduct tales for dorm's namesake lead to call for change
The Harvey Weinstein of Colorado College: Sexual misconduct tales for dorm's namesake lead to call for change

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sat, Dec 2, 2017

The harrowing personal accounts of female employees and students being sexually assailed at Colorado College a century ago were not indexed or...

Colorado Springs school district agrees to offer on vacant land for low-income homes
Colorado Springs school district agrees to offer on vacant land for low-income homes

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sat, Dec 2, 2017

If all goes as longtime Colorado Springs insurance agent Don Bates and his family envision, barren land in a blighted area of southeast Colorado...

Teacher's assistant charged with kicking student in wheelchair
Teacher's assistant charged with kicking student in wheelchair

By: - 0 Sat, Dec 2, 2017

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. -- A special education teacher's assistant has been charged with kicking a 16-year-old nonverbal student who was in a wheelchair at a...

It's shark week for students at one Colorado Springs high school
It's shark week for students at one Colorado Springs high school

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Dec 1, 2017

Frog specimens hopped aside Thursday in the biology lab at St. Mary's High School to make room for the big kahuna of high school dissection: the spiny...

Results announced for Colorado Springs school board race recount
Results announced for Colorado Springs school board race recount

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Nov 30, 2017

The recount is in, and the Academy School District 20 board candidate who was ahead has prevailed in winning the seat, the El Paso County Clerk and...

Douglas County school voucher program appears to be on the way out
Douglas County school voucher program appears to be on the way out

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Wed, Nov 29, 2017

The clock is ticking on the Douglas County School District's controversial voucher program. The election earlier this month of four anti-voucher...

AROUND TOWN: Gingerbread houses and jazz benefit Early Connections child-care centers at historic site
AROUND TOWN: Gingerbread houses and jazz benefit Early Connections child-care centers at historic site

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Wed, Nov 29, 2017

It's a 23-year tradition of gingerbread houses and hot jazz. What makes Early Connections Learning Centers' Gingerbread & Jazz even more special...

Colorado Springs school district land could become low-income housing
Colorado Springs school district land could become low-income housing

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Nov 29, 2017

A 22-acre parcel of vacant land that Colorado Springs School District 11 owns could be destined for low-income housing on the city's southeast side....

Classes back in session at Telluride school after threats 
Classes back in session at Telluride school after threats 

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 28, 2017

TELLURIDE — Classes are back in session at Telluride High School under heightened security as authorities continue to investigate social media threats...

Memorial service planned for principal Diane Garduno, remembered as 'the fabric' of Ellicott schools
Memorial service planned for principal Diane Garduno, remembered as 'the fabric' of Ellicott schools

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Nov 28, 2017

ELLICOTT - The grieving and mourning period marking the unexpected passing of Ellicott Middle School Principal Diane Garduno left colleagues at a loss...

She sent her child to school with a recorder to catch bullies - and was charged with a felony
She sent her child to school with a recorder to catch bullies - and was charged with a felony

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 28, 2017

A Virginia mother said she was charged with a felony after she sent her daughter to school with an audio recorder in her backpack to see if the child...

Students arrested and FBI called after tip about 'Columbine-style' attack in Colorado, police say
Students arrested and FBI called after tip about 'Columbine-style' attack in Colorado, police say

By: - 0 Tue, Nov 28, 2017

TELLURIDE — FBI agents and police searched a high school campus for weapons and explosives in the scenic Rocky Mountains resort of Telluride on Monday...

Colorado Springs professor who focuses on race and religion wins prestigious award
Colorado Springs professor who focuses on race and religion wins prestigious award

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Nov 28, 2017

When you combine the American propensity toward religiosity with the nation's struggles with slavery and segregation, you get an idea of the powerful...

Scandal-filled Air Force Academy sexual assault office 'derelict' in care for victims, report says
Scandal-filled Air Force Academy sexual assault office 'derelict' in care for victims, report says

By: Tom Roeder - 0 Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Infighting, mishandled cases, questionable record keeping, alleged office romances and a lurid rumor mill led an Air Force Academy investigator to find...

High schooler spreads the message that nobody should have to dine alone
High schooler spreads the message that nobody should have to dine alone

By: - 0 Sat, Nov 25, 2017

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- When the lunch bell rings at Boca Raton High School in Florida, 3,400 kids spill into the courtyard and split into their social...