• Broncos president Joe Ellis joins Colorado College board

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Broncos president/CEO Joe Ellis, a 1980 Colorado College graduate, is one of five new members to be named to the school's governing board of trustees. Ellis earned a bachelor's degree in history and political science from CC and worked as the Broncos marketing...

  • The top 25 beach colleges in the United States

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    A new college rankings website, College Consensus has released its “25 Best Beach Colleges.” The list was compiled by aggregating publisher rankings and student reviews. The premise: While colleges and universities located near beaches often have the reputation of being "party...

  • AROUND TOWN: Pam Keller receives top United Way award for program helping Mitchell students graduate

    By linda navarro linda.navarro@gazette.com-
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Pam Keller, who with her husband Dave is the Keller of Keller Homes, received Pikes Peak United Way's top 2018 volunteer honor, the S. Jerrard Smith Award. The award is named for the late United Way CEO and "honors an individual whose involvement in public policy and civic issues lead...

  • Monument voters will be asked to support two school financing proposals on Nov. 6 ballot

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -

    MONUMENT - After two years of studying growth projections with demographers, getting community feedback and assessing options, Lewis-Palmer School District 38 will propose two financing increases on the Nov. 6 ballot, the board of education decided Monday night. Leaders of the...

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

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 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 taxes on recreational marijuana. A total of 35 capital construction projects costing $447.3 million received final approval from the...

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

    By MARIANNE GOODLAND ColoradoPolitics.com -
    Updated: 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 proposal to teach fourth graders about the benefits of guns for self-defense. The proposal was first floated last month by Republican...

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

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 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 believe I'm doing this much," 20-year-old Arnot says. "Once I was on the highway, it was a breeze." As he crossed the stage at the Pikes...

  • Colorado schools board omits gun benefits in standards

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 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 Wednesday to reject standards requiring students to discuss "potential dangers and benefits of having weapons at home, in school, and in...

  • Widefield School District's PR head receives award

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: 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 Relations Society of America for “extraordinary public relations performance.” Briggs is receiving a “Caught in the Act” award, which...

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

    Updated: Tue, Jun 12, 2018

    Academy for Literacy, Learning and Innovation Excellence (ALLIES) is a school in District 49 that provides intervention and accommodations for children with characteristics of dyslexia. The program was started four years ago within Odyssey Elementary School, under the direction of...

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