• Colorado town considers barring sugary drinks from kids menus

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    LAFAYETTE — Lafayette officials are considering an ordinance that would restrict restaurants from advertising sugary drinks to children. The Daily Times-Call reported (http://bit.ly/2xtav7s ) on Monday that an ordinance is being drafted to limit beverage options to water, milk...

  • Uproar in Turkey over removing evolution from biology class 

    ZEYNEP BILGINSOY, Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Sep 17, 2017

    ISTANBUL — Students in Turkey are returning to school Monday where they will be taught evolution for the last time in their biology classes. Next fall, evolution and Charles Darwin will be scrapped from their textbooks. Turkey has announced an overhaul of more than 170 topics in the...

  • Four schools in Colorado Springs among 12 finalists for new education award

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 15, 2017

    Why are third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students at Bristol Elementary School doing better on standardized math tests than 85 percent of their peers across the state? Lots of reasons. Teachers point to building a sense of community, making every minute count and fostering mutual...

  • Harvard removes title for Chelsea Manning amid CIA spat

    PATRICK MAIRS , Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Sep 15, 2017

    Harvard University reversed its decision to name Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow early Friday, a day after CIA Director Mike Pompeo scrapped a planned appearance over the title for the soldier who was convicted of leaking classified information. Douglas Elmendorf, the dean of the...

  • Pikes Peak Community College student-run newspaper debuts online

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 15, 2017

    The scholars' voice has returned to Pikes Peak Community College with this week's reinstatement of a student-run newspaper. The online-only publication, ironically called The Paper, will refresh with new news, features, sports and opinion articles every Wednesday at ppccpaper.org. It...

  • Education Secretary Betsy DeVos tours Air Force Academy to tout innovation, but keeps remarks limited

    BY RACHEL RILEY rachel.riley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Sep 14, 2017

    The U.S. secretary of education toured the Air Force Academy campus, chatted with cadets over lunch and even hopped into the cockpit of a T-53 aircraft training simulator during a visit to the school on Wednesday. But if Betsy DeVos shared any ideas about her vision for America's...

  • Betsy DeVos to visit the Air Force Academy, Denver today as part of her 'Rethink School' tour

    By hugh johnson hugh.johnson@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 13, 2017

    United States Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will visit the Air Force Academy on Wednesday as part of her "Rethink School" tour, the department announced. DeVos will visit the academy from 11:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. as part of a three-stop trip in Colorado and Nebraska....

  • Higher education enrollment up in Colorado Springs area despite strong economy

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Sep 13, 2017

    Fall enrollment at Colorado Springs-area colleges and universities is up, bucking a trend that sees fewer students seeking higher education during robust economic times. "If you look at trends nationally, when there's a recession, when jobs are soft, people go back to school,"...

  • Colorado Springs has top innovation college and top civil engineering program

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 12, 2017

    Colorado College is back on top as the best innovative liberal arts school in the nation, say U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best Colleges Rankings, released Tuesday. Also, the Air Force Academy has the best civil engineering program at public schools. And the University of...

  • Building trade skill classes taking off in Colorado Springs high schools, Pikes Peak Community College

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Sep 11, 2017

    An aging workforce, a shortage of skilled craftsmen and the need to help noncollege-bound youths find their destiny have created a first in the nation: a construction trades certificate program for high school students that is funded by those working in the industry. "We want...

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