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Four Colorado Springs-area school projects benefit from marijuana-funded grants
Four Colorado Springs-area school projects benefit from marijuana-funded grants

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Two local school districts and two charter schools will benefit from this year's statewide distribution of school construction grants funded in part by...

Gun self-defense in 4th grade? No, says Colorado education board
Gun self-defense in 4th grade? No, says Colorado education board

By: Marianne Goodland - 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

The Colorado Board of Education voted June 13 along party lines to changes in standards for teaching health and physical education, but omitted a...

Colorado Springs 20-year-old beats the odds, goes from homeless to high school graduate
Colorado Springs 20-year-old beats the odds, goes from homeless to high school graduate

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Alonzo Arnot's life has taken multiple detours, down some scary side streets, over a few big bumps and finally to cruising the highway. "I can't...

Colorado schools board omits gun benefits in standards

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 13, 2018

DENVER — Colorado's Board of Education has rejected a proposal to have 4th grade students discuss potential benefits of guns. The board voted 4-3...

Widefield School District's PR head receives award

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Wed, Jun 13, 2018

Samantha Briggs, director of communication for Widefield School District 3, is being recognized Wednesday by the Pikes Peak Chapter of the Public...

Four Colorado Springs grads win Leaders and Achievers scholarship

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jun 12, 2018

Four graduating high school seniors from Colorado Springs are among the 55 students statewide to receive scholarships to apply to college expenses from...

Colorado Springs charter school on brink of closing stymied by D-11 board's delays
Colorado Springs charter school on brink of closing stymied by D-11 board's delays

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Jun 11, 2018

In what's being called a heartbreaking development, a 12-year-old charter school in a low-income neighborhood is headed for closure for at least one...

Harrison names 'co-chief operating officers' to lead district during superintendent search
Harrison names 'co-chief operating officers' to lead district during superintendent search

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Jun 8, 2018

Two Harrison School District 2 employees will act as chief operating officers while the school board searches for a new superintendent. In a "paired...

For Fountain-Fort Carson schools, safety begins outside the building
For Fountain-Fort Carson schools, safety begins outside the building

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Thu, Jun 7, 2018

Keeping an armed attacker or some other assailant out of a school is a lot like preparing for military combat, Fountain Police Chief Chris Heberer...

School safety panel will not look at guns, DeVos says
School safety panel will not look at guns, DeVos says

By: - 0 Wed, Jun 6, 2018

WASHINGTON — The federal school safety commission set up after the deadly shooting at a Florida high school will not examine the role of guns in school...

Free burgers today at Red Robin for educators
Free burgers today at Red Robin for educators

By: Tony Peck - 0 Tue, Jun 5, 2018

Red Robin in Colorado Springs and around the U.S. will hand out free burgers to educators as a sign of appreciation for those “who shape our futures...

Minneapolis schools chief offered superintendent job in Colorado Springs School District 11
Minneapolis schools chief offered superintendent job in Colorado Springs School District 11

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Tue, Jun 5, 2018

A chief of Minneapolis Public Schools will be offered the job of superintendent of Colorado Springs School District 11. The district board of...

Kid-designed and -created sculpture takes shape at old Helen Hunt school
Kid-designed and -created sculpture takes shape at old Helen Hunt school

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Jun 4, 2018

A pint-sized castle and magnificent mosaic-tile dragon soon will transport youngsters to the magical land of make-believe on a site that fostered...

The chancellor's first year: Venkat Reddy talks UCCS
The chancellor's first year: Venkat Reddy talks UCCS

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, Jun 4, 2018

If Venkat Reddy viewed his year-old job as chancellor of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as work, he says he'd be stressed out every...

Middle school teacher charged for feeding live puppy to snapping turtle while students watched

By: - 0 Sun, Jun 3, 2018

The students watched as the sick puppy was eaten alive by a snapping turtle in a Preston, Idaho, junior high classroom in early March, state...

AROUND TOWN: Junior Achievement Red Carpet Gala benefits students with financial literacy
AROUND TOWN: Junior Achievement Red Carpet Gala benefits students with financial literacy

By: Linda Navarro - 0 Sun, Jun 3, 2018

Since 1954, Junior Achievement of Southern Colorado has been preparing young people for financial success in an ever-changing global economy. To move...

Graduates of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind in Colorado Springs overcome obstacles, look to the future
Graduates of the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind in Colorado Springs overcome obstacles, look to the future

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Sat, Jun 2, 2018

Lonesome and in an unfamiliar place, Shakira Perez said when she first arrived at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind at age 7, she called...

Finalists for D-11 superintendent in Colorado Springs face a crowd of questioners
Finalists for D-11 superintendent in Colorado Springs face a crowd of questioners

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Sat, Jun 2, 2018

A top-ranking administrator from Boston Public Schools and another from Minneapolis Public Schools fielded rapid-fire questions Friday night during a...

Cripple Creek-Victor public school superintendent suspended pending internal investigation
Cripple Creek-Victor public school superintendent suspended pending internal investigation

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Fri, Jun 1, 2018

Les Lindauer, superintendent of Cripple Creek-Victor School District RE-1 since July 2014, has been suspended pending the outcome of an internal...

Champion crowned at National Spelling Bee from record-breaking field
Champion crowned at National Spelling Bee from record-breaking field

By: - 0 Thu, May 31, 2018

Karthik Nemmani of McKinney, Tex., was declared champion of the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night, winning on the word...

Last 3 Colorado students eliminated from Scripps National Spelling Bee finals
Last 3 Colorado students eliminated from Scripps National Spelling Bee finals

By: Conrad Swanson - 0 Thu, May 31, 2018

All three Coloradans who advanced to Thursday's finals in the Scripps National Spelling Bee have been eliminated. Eight Colorado students in all were...

3 Colorado students among 41 advancing to Scripps National Spelling Bee finals
3 Colorado students among 41 advancing to Scripps National Spelling Bee finals

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, May 30, 2018

Three Coloradans are among the 41 competitors advancing to the finals Thursday in the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Five have been eliminated,...

Colorado Springs 13-year-old among eight from Colorado in national spelling bee
Colorado Springs 13-year-old among eight from Colorado in national spelling bee

By: Ellie Mulder - 0 Wed, May 30, 2018

A seventh-grade boy from Discovery Canyon Campus School in north Colorado Springs is one of eight Colorado students competing in this year's Scripps...

Walmart offers employees new perk: cheap access to college
Walmart offers employees new perk: cheap access to college

By: - 0 Wed, May 30, 2018

NEW YORK — Walmart is offering its employees a new perk: affordable access to a college degree. America's largest private employer, which in the past...

Why this kindergarten class starts every day with a meaningful handshake
Why this kindergarten class starts every day with a meaningful handshake

By: - 0 Tue, May 29, 2018

Ashley Coston Taylor has been a teacher for 18 years, and every morning she makes her "littles" start their day the same way: with a handshake and a...

WATCH: Their promposal video went viral, but their friendship goes much further
WATCH: Their promposal video went viral, but their friendship goes much further

By: - 0 Tue, May 29, 2018

BURNSVILLE, N.C. -- At Mountain Heritage High School in Burnsville, North Carolina, Rachel Newberry caught Ben Robinson completely off guard. He was a...

As state cuts back, student costs soar at colleges in Colorado
As state cuts back, student costs soar at colleges in Colorado

By: - 0 Tue, May 29, 2018

DENVER — In 2000, Colorado taxpayers footed 68 percent of the costs of a college degree, with students chipping in about one-third. Two decades and...

Graduation: When parenting becomes art appreciation
Graduation: When parenting becomes art appreciation

By: Vince Bzdek - 0 Tue, May 29, 2018

My daughter Zola, who graduated from high school over the weekend, once asked me a long time ago to watch an episode of a favorite show of hers on...

Ivywild ceramic tile and mural creator continues to beautify Colorado Springs schools
Ivywild ceramic tile and mural creator continues to beautify Colorado Springs schools

By: Debbie Kelley - 0 Mon, May 28, 2018

Marilyn Eggleston never dreamed that the colorful ceramic tiles and eye-catching murals that she and Ivywild Elementary School students created would...

Colorado school admins suspended after school employee urges playground fight
Colorado school admins suspended after school employee urges playground fight

By: - 0 Sun, May 27, 2018

DENVER — Four administrators at a Denver charter school have been suspended after a playground fight captured on video showed the school's restorative...

News: Education

ALLIES program in D49 providing intervention for children with characteristics of dyslexia

Tue, Jun 12, 2018 - 10:11 AM

Academy for Literacy, Learning and Innovation Excellence (ALLIES) is a school in District 49 that provides intervention and accommodations...