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Denver Public Schools recruiting Springs professionals for teaching jobs

Denver Public Schools is reaching out to Colorado Springs professionals with an offer to employ them as math, science and special education teachers. DPS is touting its  Teacher Residency Program as an opportunity for professionals who have a bachelor’s degree to jump into teaching with “clinical training.” The  program is 15 months with a one-year residency, working… Continue Reading Denver Public Schools recruiting Springs professionals for teaching jobs

Fed pot crackdown hits Colo. shops near schools

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Federal officials on Thursday began a California-style crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries in Colorado that targets those located near schools, setting up a possible showdown with businesses that worked closely with state lawmakers to develop regulations they hoped would prevent such an action. U.S. Attorney John Walsh said 23 dispensaries within 1,000 feet of schools… Continue Reading Fed pot crackdown hits Colo. shops near schools

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Colo. schools luring more foreign students

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CO schools luring more foreign students A new Colorado law freeing state universities to recruit more international students has prompted schools to begin aggressively courting foreigners who want to study in the United States — and pay higher tuition. The Daily Camera reports (http://goo.gl/g2DLu ) that Colorado State University is seriously considering hiring an outside… Continue Reading Colo. schools luring more foreign students

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Panel: Strict school discipline should be scrapped

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Colorado lawmakers and police said Monday that strict disciplinary policies at schools created after the Columbine High School shootings should be scaled back or scrapped and that administrators should have more control over student punishment. The state laws put in place after high-profile cases of youth violence have tied the hands of school administrators with… Continue Reading Panel: Strict school discipline should be scrapped

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State Sen. Rollie Heath says schools need more help than an initiative to raise taxes can offer. Heath says he hopes an initiative he is proposing would at least shore up some funding for public schools and higher education while deeper changes to education are decided, according to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel. The initiative… Continue Reading Heath says tax hike only small step for schools

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George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, will be the keynote speaker for the Colorado Springs Christian Schools Lion’s Heart Celebration in April. Bush will also be honored with the group’s annual Lion’s Heart Award. He is expected to speak about his time in office as well as his recently-released book, “Decision… Continue Reading President Bush to speak at Springs Christian Schools fundraiser

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The Falcon School District 49 will ask voters to approve a $125 million bond issue in November. The board of education voted yesterday to put the issue on the ballot to finance capital needs from overcrowding. The district reports that it is at 103 percent of capacity in nearly every school. Thirteen schools are higher… Continue Reading D-49 asks for bond issue to relieve overcrowding

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is urging schools and daycare centers to take precautions to prevent the spread of H1N1 flu, also known as swine flu.

Two people in Colorado – both in the Denver area – have been confirmed to have the flu. More than 300 schools and daycares nationwide have been closed because of the flu.

Employees of daycares and schools should watch for signs and symptoms of flu: a fever higher than 100 degrees, sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, chills, headache and body aches, fatigue, and possibly vomiting and diarrhea.

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