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Colorado Springs-area schools taking a day to plan, reflect on 4/20
Colorado Springs-area schools taking a day to plan, reflect on 4/20

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 4 hr ago

Friday, a time to remember victims of the 1999 Columbine shooting, but also a celebration for pot smokers, is a day like any other at some Pikes Peak...

Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration
Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration

By: - 0 12 hr ago

DENVER — A planned national high school walkout for gun control on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting Friday won't include student protests...

A taste of this, a dance of that highlight Colorado Springs high school's annual Multicultural Day
A taste of this, a dance of that highlight Colorado Springs high school's annual Multicultural Day

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 17 hr ago

Munching on German plum cake, spicy Cuban rice, Korean peanut balls and other ethnic food that classmates had made, dancing to all kinds of music and...

Best and Brightest: Grief gives Pine Creek perfectionist a new perspective
Best and Brightest: Grief gives Pine Creek perfectionist a new perspective

By: - 0 18 hr ago

Carolanne Walls was drowning in junior year expectations to get excellent grades, ace the standardized tests, win scholarships, find a college. Her...

Best and Brightest: Constant change leads to service and versatility for Air Academy student
Best and Brightest: Constant change leads to service and versatility for Air Academy student

By: Robin Intemann - 0 18 hr ago

This is the fourth of 20 profiles of The Gazette's Best and Brightest Class of 2018. Paige Langum has attended 12 schools in eight states; her tenure...

Colorado College releases economic impact study, numbers down from last report
Colorado College releases economic impact study, numbers down from last report

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 21 hr ago

Colorado College delivered an average annual impact of $166 million on the Colorado Springs economy from 2011 to 2016, a five-year boost of more than...

Colorado Springs' largest school district hopes to hire new superintendent by June
Colorado Springs' largest school district hopes to hire new superintendent by June

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Yesterday

What's the most important trait Colorado Springs School District 11 teachers, other staff, parents, students and community members would like to see in...

Coronado High student wins Raytheon-sponsored Merit Scholarship

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Coronado High School Student a Corporate-Sponsored Merit Scholarship Winner Coronado High School senior Madison Rutherford has been named a...

Best and Brightest: Adversities forged Rampart senior's aspiration
Best and Brightest: Adversities forged Rampart senior's aspiration

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Rupa Duggirala, a Rampart High School senior, has always been an avid reader. She says that when she picks up a favorite adventure novel or Indian...

New fee will give Pikes Peak Community College students unlimited city bus access
New fee will give Pikes Peak Community College students unlimited city bus access

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Pikes Peak Community College students have agreed to a new $10-per-semester fee to pay for unlimited city bus service, including a new route to the...

CU Boulder student from Colorado Springs wins prestigious Truman Scholarship
CU Boulder student from Colorado Springs wins prestigious Truman Scholarship

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Apr 17, 2018

Serene Singh, a 2015 Rampart High School graduate and a junior majoring in political science and journalism at the University of Colorado in Boulder...

Colorado teachers rally for more money for schools, less for corporations
Colorado teachers rally for more money for schools, less for corporations

By: Joey Bunch - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Hundreds of Colorado teachers left their classrooms Monday morning and descended on the state Capitol to demand that lawmakers protect public pensions...

Best and Brightest: Palmer High student's obstacles are challenging, not limiting
Best and Brightest: Palmer High student's obstacles are challenging, not limiting

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

Palmer High School Senior Summer Wilson loves to read and write poetry, fiction and songs. One of her favorite books is "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette...

Colorado Springs-area teachers to rally at Capitol Monday to call for more education funding, protection for pension plans
Colorado Springs-area teachers to rally at Capitol Monday to call for more education funding, protection for pension plans

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

During their annual lobbying day on Monday, Colorado teachers will join educators from other states in asking for more money for schools, ahead of...

Colorado teachers to rally at Capitol for school funding
Colorado teachers to rally at Capitol for school funding

By: - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

DENVER — Teachers in Colorado are joining those from other states in asking for more money for schools. They plan to gather at the Capitol to lobby...

Independent audit to examine Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind education, costs
Independent audit to examine Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind education, costs

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Apr 16, 2018

An operational audit of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind will be conducted after detailed concerns about the school were presented in a...

Best and Brightest: Liberty's first female kicker inspired to work with disabled
Best and Brightest: Liberty's first female kicker inspired to work with disabled

By: - 0 Sun, Apr 15, 2018

It was in grade school when Morgan Sibley, now a senior at Liberty High School, first met a child with special needs. She was a student in her class...

Police, fire, school and corrections staff to compete in benefit Dodgeball tournament

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Police officers will take on firefighters, and school officials and correctional department employees during a double elimination Dodgeball...

Former PPCC president, Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia expected to lead Colorado community colleges
Former PPCC president, Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia expected to lead Colorado community colleges

By: - 0 Thu, Apr 12, 2018

Former Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia didn't stay out of Colorado politics long. He is the sole finalist to become the next president of the Colorado Community...

Standardized statewide testing kicks off this week with some tweaks
Standardized statewide testing kicks off this week with some tweaks

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Apr 10, 2018

The PSAT is like a practice instead of a game, said 15-year-old Kathleen Hagar, a Coronado High School freshman who stopped to chat Tuesday before...

PPCC's Black Student Union to host public panel on police brutality
PPCC's Black Student Union to host public panel on police brutality

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Pikes Peak Community College’s Black Student Union will host a question-and-answer panel on the topic of police brutality at 6 p.m. Friday in the...

Coronado High School not targeted in viral Snapchat threat
Coronado High School not targeted in viral Snapchat threat

By: Liz Forster - 0 Mon, Apr 9, 2018

A threat circulating on Snapchat thought to be aimed at Coronado High School in Colorado Springs was targeting a high school in New Mexico, officials...

Daughter of Colorado Springs' first and only black mayor carrying on his legacy
Daughter of Colorado Springs' first and only black mayor carrying on his legacy

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Apr 9, 2018

Fighting discrimination and advocating for equal opportunity was the primary ax to grind for Leon Young, Colorado Springs' first and only black mayor...

Manitou Springs is considering raising recreational pot taxes. Here's why
Manitou Springs is considering raising recreational pot taxes. Here's why

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Apr 9, 2018

Along with reducing tourism, the potentially permanent closure of the Pikes Peak Cog Railway also could derail city funding of security officers at...

University of Colorado regents set modest tuition increases for coming school year
University of Colorado regents set modest tuition increases for coming school year

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Apr 6, 2018

Students at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and elsewhere in the CU-system will face a smaller hike in tuition and fees next academic...

Colorado Springs seventh-grader a two-time qualifier for Colorado State Geographic Bee
Colorado Springs seventh-grader a two-time qualifier for Colorado State Geographic Bee

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Apr 4, 2018

Wherever 12-year-old John Harper's family goes, he's always the one with the map. "We'd drive across country to see my grandparents, and in every...

Student film premieres Wednesday night at Colorado Springs movie theater
Student film premieres Wednesday night at Colorado Springs movie theater

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Apr 4, 2018

A short film on bullying and the power of connection debuts Wednesday night from The Geek Think Films, an endeavor started by the city’s only school...

Colorado Springs debate pits conservative Brexit architect against former Mexican president
Colorado Springs debate pits conservative Brexit architect against former Mexican president

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Tue, Apr 3, 2018

The birthday cake presented to Nigel Farage on Tuesday night symbolized his chief political victory. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. BREXIT!" it said. One slice...

Arizona lawmakers approve displaying state motto in schools
Arizona lawmakers approve displaying state motto in schools

By: - 0 Tue, Apr 3, 2018

PHOENIX — The Arizona state legislature signed off on a plan to allow Arizona public schools to display the English translation of the state motto —...

International figures Vicente Fox and Nigel Farage to debate nationalism vs. globalism Tuesday at UCCS
International figures Vicente Fox and Nigel Farage to debate nationalism vs. globalism Tuesday at UCCS

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Apr 3, 2018

In an effort to bring "reasoned and respectful debate to college campuses," two prominent world figures will hash out the merits of globalism vs....

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...