• Registration opens for Colorado College's 'Educating Children of Color Summit'

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Dec 8, 2017

    The 11th annual Educating Children of Color Summit will be held Jan. 13 at Colorado College. The daylong event encourages all youth, particularly children of color and those in poverty, to pursue higher education and provides students the opportunity to receive scholarships and new...

  • Colorado Springs school advances in nationwide STEAM competition

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Dec 8, 2017

    The Vanguard School in Colorado Springs is one of five schools in Colorado being recognized nationally for inspiring change in their local communities through STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education. Selected from nearly 3,000 entries, the schools have been...

  • Gazette hosting forum to discuss future of southeast Colorado Springs

    BY CONRAD SWANSON conrad.swanson@gazette.com ­-
    Updated: Wed, Dec 6, 2017

    For many, the southeast side of Colorado Springs has been left to languish while the rest of the city seems to prosper. However, there are those who are willing to work to change that trend. City, school and police representatives will participate in a panel Wednesday evening aimed...

  • Schools in Walsenburg area to close Wednesday as city conducts water service repairs

    By chhun sun chhun.sun@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Dec 6, 2017

    Schools in the Walsenburg area will be closed Wednesday as the city conducts water service repairs, according to the city's website. The water will be shut off from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday as crew will tie in the new water line on Indiana Avenue. The closure affects schools in...

  • AROUND TOWN: Tiny Head Start chairs an inspiration at CPCD's annual fundraising events

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 5, 2017

    Tiny chartreuse chairs, "the bright beginning" for little ones who fit onto them, were unique table centerpieces at the annual CPCD...giving children a head start Community Giving Events Nov. 15 at The Antlers hotel. The Chair Project carried the stories of Head Start youngsters and...

  • Douglas County school board's elimination of vouchers elicits sharp response

    By Marianne Goodland ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: Tue, Dec 5, 2017

    Conservatives overnight Monday and into Tuesday made it clear: The decision by the Douglas County Board of Education to end its Choice Scholarship program was a setback for those who support educational vouchers and school choice. But those who supported the board's decision were...

  • Douglas County school board ends controversial voucher program

    Marianne Goodland, ColoradoPolitics.com
    Updated: Tue, Dec 5, 2017

    The Douglas County school board Monday put to bed the district’s controversial Choice Scholarship program, ending a six-year battle to set up the nation’s only district-approved voucher program.  The vote to end the voucher program, and the legal battle that went all the way to...

  • Fate of controversial school voucher program in Douglas County to be decided Monday

    By Marianne Goodland ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: Mon, Dec 4, 2017

    The Douglas County School District published a resolution Saturday that begins the process to rescind the Choice Scholarship program and end the legal fight over its controversial voucher program. The district's Board of Education will vote on the resolution at a special meeting...

  • Colorado touts small and big solutions to roll back state’s teacher shortage

    MONTE WHALEY, The Denver Post
    Updated: Sat, Dec 2, 2017

    Starting teacher-cadet programs at local schools, forgiving student loans and offering livable wages in rural areas are all ideas being touted by a state education task force aimed at getting more teachers into Colorado’s far-flung classrooms. The recommendations, assembled at the...

  • The Harvey Weinstein of Colorado College: Sexual misconduct tales for dorm's namesake lead to call for change

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sat, Dec 2, 2017

    The harrowing personal accounts of female employees and students being sexually assailed at Colorado College a century ago were not indexed or catalogued. But deep in a collection of thousands of documents in the school's archives there they were: 20 pages of women's statements...

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