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1 month 1 week ago

Michigan to put EpiPens in every public school

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Training is taking place to prepare every public school in Michigan to have epinephrine injectors to treat allergic reactions starting this academic year. Gov. Rick Snyder last year signed laws requiring schools to have two epinephrine devices and ensure at least two staff members are trained...

1 year 2 months ago

Schools preparing for teacher-grading system

DENVER (AP) - Colorado schools are bracing for statewide implementation this fall of a controversial teacher-grading system. The grading plan will sort educators from "highly effective" to "ineffective," based 50 percent on student test scores. Teachers with too many consecutive low ratings could lose tenure. Colorado adopted the teacher-rating plan...

1 year 4 months ago

Schools spent $700K in failed lawsuit

DENVER - A legal battle over education funding that dragged on for nearly a decade is finally over. The Colorado Supreme Court struck down a lawsuit Tuesday designed to force lawmakers into spending more on K-12 education. In the 4-2 ruling on Lobato v Colorado , the justices ruled...

1 year 5 months ago

Free breakfast bill clears State Senate

DENVER - Certain public schools in Colorado could soon be required to serve free breakfast to students during the start of the school day. House Bill 1006 , the Breakfast after the Bell bill, passed the State Senate Friday after clearing the House last month. Beginning in the fall...

1 year 6 months ago

Budget cuts to hit military school districts first

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - While public schools everywhere will be affected by the government's automatic budget cuts, few will feel the funding pinch faster than those on and around military bases. School districts with military ties from coast-to-coast are bracing for increased class sizes and delayed building repairs. Others...

1 year 7 months ago

New NC child development director opposes pre-K

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The woman appointed to lead child development and early education in North Carolina once led an organization opposed to preschool programs. WRAL-TV in Raleigh reports Dianna Lightfoot was recently president of the National Physicians Center for Family Resources, an agency that advocates against "institutional" preschool programs....

1 year 8 months ago

District approves of armed employee

COLORADO SPRINGS - Local schools have contracted with law enforcement agencies for several years to have a uniformed armed school resource officers in their buildings. However, the Board of Education for Falcon School District 49 recently took things further by allowing a civilian employee to carry a concealed firearm on...

2 years 6 months ago

Schools can choose 'pink slime' or no

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture will offer schools choice in ground beef buys amid growing concern over an ammonia-treated filler critics call "pink slime." Under the change to be announced Thursday, schools will be able to choose between beef patties made with the filler or bulk...

2 years 8 months ago

Colorado schools going after trans-fat

DENVER (AP) - School cafeterias have been taking a turn for the healthy for years. Now a bill before the state Legislature would give Colorado the nation's toughest limits on unhealthy fats in school food. The bill would make margarine, vegetable shortening and other traditional trans fats off-limits. ...

2 years 10 months ago

Area schools eyeing more budget cuts

It seems another, deeper round of budget cuts are on the horizon for Colorado Springs schools. On Tuesday voters across the state defeated Proposition 103, which would have raised sales and income taxes to help fund schools. District 11 CFO Glenn Gustafson says cuts in his district will be steep....

3 years 1 month ago

CSAP results are in

CSAP results are out and four schools in the Pikes Peak Region had perfect scores in either reading or writing. Next year, the CSAP will be replaced by another assessment test for grads 3-10. Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP). Click here for a link to learn how schools...

3 years 2 months ago

New initiative for D49

With a new school year about to begin, Falcon's D49 embraces a new plan. It's called the "Innovation Initiative" and the district is no longer going to be headed by one superintendent. Instead, there will be four zones, each with different names, and each headed by an assistant superintendent. ...

3 years 2 months ago

One dollar per ride per kid

That's exactly what Falcon School District 49 is charging kids to take a bus to school. The district didn't have the funding for buses anymore, as was decided in January of this year. As Director of Transportation for Falcon School District, Cindy Hardin, says, "The board completely cancelled...

3 years 3 months ago

Pueblo schools taking cuts

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) - Pueblo County school employees will forego raises this year and take two furlough days because of budget cuts. The District 70 board approved a three-year contract with the newly organized Pueblo County Education Association which does not include any raises or step increases for the...

3 years 3 months ago

Butterflies returning this weekend

More than two dozen hand-painted butterfly statues will be displayed on the streets of downtown Colorado Springs this weekend. Volunteers will be installing the sculptures on Saturday morning. All 31 Butterflies and Friends sculptures have been painted by local artists will be sold at auction in September. Money raised...

3 years 4 months ago

D-11 Negotiations yields tentative agreements

Colorado Springs School District 11 has announced a tentative agreement in its teacher contract negotiations. The negotiations were paramount as they involved all 19 Master Contract articles, which were open for negotiations. Significant negotiation points centered on; Teacher Salary and Benefits Teaching Conditions Dues Collection...

3 years 7 months ago

D-2 closes school

Harrison School District 2 will shut the doors to 54-year-old Chamberlin Academy this fall in an attempt to save money. Due to declining enrollment, the district had to make changes. One of which was to move to a year-round academic year; however, that change did not boost enrollment numbers as...

3 years 9 months ago

Seven schools locked down in Aurora

AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Police have responded to a shooting in Aurora, where several schools were locked down for about an hour as a precaution. The shooting wasn't on school property, but Aurora Public Schools spokeswoman Paula Hans says police asked that the schools be closed down Monday afternoon...

4 years 2 weeks ago

Dispensaries face zoning hurdle

Colorado Springs city planners are set to zoning restrictions for medical marijuana dispensaries at a meeting Thursday morning. However, a new proposal to the committee has dispensary owners worried that they could be zoned out of business. It calls for a 1,000 foot buffer between dispensaries and churches, synagogues...

4 years 1 month ago

Focus says gay groups pushing school agendas

The Colorado Springs-based Christian group Focus on the Family is accusing national gay advocacy groups of using bullying-prevention initiatives at schools to introduce the viewpoint that homosexuality is normal. Focus on the Family education expert Candi Cushman told The Denver Post that the Christian group supports bullying prevention but...

4 years 3 months ago

Free meals for kids this summer

Kids throughout Colorado can get a free lunch this summer--no income requirements, no strings attached. Hunger Free Colorado has compiled a list of all sites statewide offering free meals for children. Some locations are schools, others are community centers. CLICK HERE to see the complete statewide list for...

4 years 4 months ago

Calling young thespians

Pueblo City Schools is looking for a few good young thespians. Boys and girls who are just finishing 3rd grade up through 7th grade are needed for a 50s style fractured fairytale. It's called Do Wop Wed Widing Hood. It includes many speaking roles and lots of dancing. It will...

4 years 4 months ago

Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta get ultimatum

Pueblo City Schools has issued an ultimatum to two troubled charter schools, Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. The message: Start making quick and decisive changes. Once lauded as a model of efficiency among charter schools, the two facilities on Pueblo's west side have been troubled by problems for more...

4 years 4 months ago

Pueblo charter schools facing probation

Wednesday afternoon, the Pueblo City Schools board voted to put Cesar Chavez Academy and Dolores Huerta High on probation. The reason goes back to a state audit which criticized the school's former leaders, Lawrence and Annette Hernandez for wasting taxpayer dollars. Once the schools are served with the probation notice,...

4 years 4 months ago

Nashville braces for more flooding

Officials in Nashville braced for more deaths Monday as the flooded Cumberland River continued to swell, sending muddy water rushing through neighborhoods and threatening the historic heart of Music City after a destructive line of weekend storms killed 22 people in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky. The flash floods caught...

4 years 7 months ago

Obama seeks $900 million for school reforms

Thousands of the nation's lowest-performing schools could get a boost from what are being called School Turnaround Grants. President Barack Obama today told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that he wants to make $900 million available to states and school districts that take drastic action to either improve or...

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