• Medical college expands in Colorado Springs as other for-profit schools close

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Big blue letters identifying Pima Medical Institute's new location aren't hard to spot from Interstate 25 near the Rockrimmon exit. "We're pretty visible now," said Tara Dailey, director of the Colorado Springs campus, one of 17 brick-and-mortar schools in the for-profit family- and...

  • 10 African Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever

    By GENE JOHNSON , Associated Press
    Updated: 11 hr ago

    The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans — the most ever in a single Rhodes class — as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before. The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and...

  • Colorado Springs high school JROTC delivers Thanksgiving donations for homeless

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Mon, Nov 20, 2017

    Doherty High School Navy Junior ROTC collected more than 400 pounds of canned goods and boxed items and is delivering 10 turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner that the Springs Rescue Mission homeless shelter will serve. JROTC supports Springs Rescue Mission every year with several food...

  • Teacher arrested after she waited to have sex with a student in a candlelit room, authorities say

    Marwa Eltagouri, The Washington Post
    Updated: Sat, Nov 18, 2017

    An Oklahoma teacher is accused of having sex with a high school student after the boy’s parents reported nude photographs and text messages on their son’s phone to authorities. Hunter Day, a 22-year-old teacher at Yukon High School in Yukon, Okla., was arrested Wednesday after...

  • Mother of Columbine killer's openness an example for other survivors of suicide

    liz forster liz.forster@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Nov 18, 2017

    Sue Klebold makes no secret she is the mother of Dylan Klebold. In 1999, her 17-year-old son and his 18-year-old friend, Eric Harris, killed 12 students and a teacher at Columbine High School before taking their own lives, a tragedy Klebold has spent the last 18 years trying to...

  • University of Colorado plans $15,000 online degree programs 

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Nov 18, 2017

    DENVER — University of Colorado officials are backing the creation of online programs that could let students earn college degrees for $15,000. Colorado Public Radio reports that the Board of Regents backed the plan this week and approved $20 million to let the university...

  • 50 years later, CSU's 'beer-in' legacy lives on 

    ERIN UDELL, Coloradoan via Associated Press
    Updated: Sat, Nov 18, 2017

    FORT COLLINS — Doug Phelps wore a suit and tie for pictures. His light hair was always neatly cut and combed. Camera flashes bounced off the thick lenses of his black, plastic-rimmed glasses. At Colorado State University, he was the student who asked professors to mail him his...

  • Colorado Springs students celebrate their philanthropic generosity

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Nov 17, 2017

    With bleacher stomping and screaming loud enough to nearly melt whipped cream piled high on paper plates, Discovery Canyon Campus youngsters basked in the glory of their magnanimous accomplishment. Friday's status as pajama day and the last day of school before Thanksgiving break was...

  • Jail for former Colorado school bus driver who failed to report abuse

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Fri, Nov 17, 2017

    LONGMONT — A Boulder County jury has convicted a former bus driver of failing to report his assistant for spraying a severely autistic student in the face with disinfectant. The Longmont Times-Call reports 46-year-old William Hall, who drove for the St. Vrain Valley School...

  • Fort Carson soldier lands in Apache helicopter at Colorado Springs school

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Nov 17, 2017

    In celebration of Veterans Day, The Colorado Springs School hosted an assembly last Friday featuring school parent and Apache pilot, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Jason Yarros. He surprised students by arriving at campus piloting an Apache helicopter. He landed in the school’s sports...

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