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  • Injuries in Larimer County school bus accident

    FORT COLLINS — A car rear-ended a school bus carrying nine children near Fort Collins early Friday, slightly injuring three children and the bus driver and critically injuring the lone person in the car, authorities said. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said the driver of the car suffered life-threatening injuries after the vehicle...

  • CU will ignore faculty group criticism

    BOULDER — The University of Colorado says it will ignore criticism from Colorado chapters of the American Association of University Professors after the university removed the philosophy department chair and suspended all graduate student admissions over complaints of sexual harassment and bullying in the department. According to the...

  • Arts, Business, Education Luncheon honors community members

    The 35th annual Arts, Business, Education Luncheon brought together a slew of both familiar and new faces on Wednesday to honor those who have contributed to the arts in Colorado Springs. "I look around the room, and I see people with a passion for art and a passion for kids," said master of ceremonies Glenn Strebe, president and CEO of Air...

  • Former Liberty High School teacher, coach acquitted of sexual assault charges

    A former Liberty High School teacher and coach accused of sexually assaulting a student at the Colorado Springs high school in 2012 was acquitted of all charges Friday. Travis Clark, 33, a former science teacher and boys basketball coach at the District 20 high school, was arrested in July 2012 after allegations arose that he had...

  • Colorado budget finalized, heads to governor

    DENVER — Lawmakers approved a $23 billion budget for Colorado next year, sending to the governor a spending plan that increases money for public schools, colleges, and funds an aerial firefighting fleet. The House approved the budget Tuesday on a 38-26 vote with only one Republican voting yes. The Senate approved the budget Monday with...

  • Senate approves Colorado college tuition cap

    DENVER — A tuition cap and funding boost would be headed to Colorado's public colleges and universities under a bill approved Tuesday by in the state Senate. The Senate voted 34-1 for a bill to lower maximum tuition hikes from 9 percent to 6 percent. The bill also adds about $100 million to higher education funding. Public colleges saw deep...

  • Colleges seek to improve remedial programs

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels' remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College. Only about a quarter of students nationally who take developmental — or remedial — classes ever graduate. The problem is so profound that the advocacy group Complete College America...

  • Tuition hike cap, college funding boost approved in Colorado Senate

    DENVER — Colorado's public colleges and universities will have lower tuition increase caps next year under a bill that won unanimous approval Monday in the state Senate. The Senate gave voice approval to a bill to lower maximum tuition hikes from 9 percent to 6 percent. The bill also adds about $100 million to higher education funding, an...

  • Randi Zuckerberg to speak at UCCS

    Randi Zuckerberg, former Facebook executive, author and Broadway singer, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, in the Gallogly Events Center. The sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and the social media company's former director of market development, will discuss how social media and...

  • Police: Connecticut teenager threatened Columbine

    LITCHFIELD, Conn. — Before she was arrested on allegations of planning to shoot up two high schools, a Connecticut teenager was suspected of making threats against Columbine High School in Colorado. Natalie Carpenter, 18, is accused of phoning in a threat to Columbine, The Register Citizen reported (http://bit.ly/RhHROt ). She was arrested...

  • Colorado school district denies allegations of grade inflation

    GRAND JUNCTION — A Grand Junction school district is denying allegations of grade inflation after several teachers testified in a case involving the termination of a teacher. The Daily Sentinel reports Sunday (http://bit.ly/1nlnI45) that an administrative law judge recommended retaining Grand Junction High School math teacher Jane White...

  • Districts brace for debut of online state testing

    The three-week window for Colorado's inaugural debut of online-only standardized testing opens Monday, and while a few bugs are expected, some are already biting hard. "It's a beast," said Lori Benton, director of assessment and gifted education for Lewis-Palmer School District 38 in Monument. "We're getting emails daily from the Colorado...

  • Students connect with veterans for firsthand look at history

    Coronado High School students studying history put down their books this month to hang out with the people who lived it. Students from Jill Haffley's classes spent a day at the Palisades at Broadmoor Park, a senior living community, talking with people who lived through World War II, the Korean War and Vietnam. "They may not remember...

  • SE Iowa greenhouse captures industrial heat

    FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Minutes after train cars loaded with coal roll by, Jan Swinton admits this rough industrial park on Fairfield's north side is hardly where you'd expect to find the beginnings of a lush vegetable garden that will help feed the area's 1,700 schoolchildren. But there, tucked behind a nondescript factory, is a new...

  • Early literacy bill defines dyslexia for 1st time

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For the first time, dyslexia has been officially defined in Iowa law in an attempt to improve literacy among young students across the state. Following passage by the Legislature, Gov. Terry Branstad signed a bill this week that effectively establishes a definition for the reading disability in Iowa code and offers...

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