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6 days 22 hours 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...

3 months 4 weeks ago

District 11 Searching for More Bus Drivers

School District 11 in Colorado Springs is experiencing a bus driver shortage. They're searching for 30 more drivers by the beginning of next school year. District 11's Operations Manager, Cheryl Weaver, says the job is part time. They guarantee four hours per day and offer full benefits. She hopes...

4 months 1 week ago

Schools worry about e-cigarette usage

Doctors have voiced concern over the millions of middle and high school students that have already tried e-cigarettes. School districts are also concerned -- in Pueblo, the D-70 district has even given their tobacco policy a makeover that explicitly says using e-cigarettes on school property is prohibited. Greg Keasling,...

9 months 5 days ago

Russell Middle School closed Tuesday

A burst pipe in the boiler room is causing problems for Russell Middle School. There is no heat and limited water, so officials are cancelling school for tomorrow. Crews are working to fix the pipe, but aren't anticipating the school to be open until next Monday.

11 months 2 weeks ago

UPDATE: Manitou Springs schools closed

Manitou Springs School District 14 is now closed after flash flooding overnight. School administrators had called for a 2-hour delay early this morning, but that changed to a full closure at 7:30 this morning. Stay with News 5 for updates.

1 year 1 week ago

Police: No charges after gun goes off in school

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee school superintendent says metal detecting wands are being provided to elementary schools in Shelby County after a gun discharged inside a kindergartner's backpack in a school cafeteria. Interim Superintendent Dorsey Hopson says hand-held wands were distributed to some schools Friday, and all elementary schools...

1 year 1 month ago

Remains of teen girl found near Fort Morgan

FORT MORGAN, Colo. (AP) - Fort Morgan police say that human remains found last week are that of missing teenager Kayla Chadwick. The girl had been missing since March of last year, when she was 17, KMGH-TV reported. Police have said that Chadwick disappeared after an argument with her 19-year-old...

1 year 4 months ago

School funding overhaul passes education committee

An ambitious overhaul to how Colorado handles school funding has advanced another step in the state legislature. The House Education Committee voted seven to six late Monday for a sweeping overhaul. It addresses years of unequal pupil funding and a school-finance system that doesn't accommodate education reforms made in recent...

1 year 4 months ago

New NRA program will be unveiled today

The NRA plans to issue a new report later today on how schools can prevent future gun violence similar to the Newtown tragedy. Members of the nation's largest pro-gun lobby will present the National School Shield Program, a combination of policy proposals and resources on curbing gun violence. The program...

1 year 6 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 6 months ago

Teen wounded in Ga. school shooting

ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta fire official says a 14-year-old has been shot in the head at a middle school and has been taken to a hospital. Atlanta Fire Cpt. Marian McDaniel also says a teacher suffered minor cuts and bruises but was treated on the scene at Price Middle...

2 years 1 week ago

High school football player suffers stroke

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas high school football player is hospitalized in intensive care after suffering a stroke. Senior Brenham defensive back and receiver Justin Davis is recovering from surgeries to ease pressure from brain swelling. Brenham athletic director and football coach Glen West said Davis is in...

2 years 3 weeks ago

Sex offenders slipping through the cracks

Sex offenders are manipulating their identities to slip through the cracks of law enforcement; a new study funded by the United States Justice Department shows about 16 percent of them are living secretly among us. It's also a problem here in Colorado Springs. About 1,100 registered sex offenders are...

2 years 4 months ago

Local students head to national competition

Students from Heaton Middle School in Pueblo will be headed to a national science and engineering competition in Seattle this summer. The Heaton team took first place in a statewide MESA contest in the wind turbine challenge on April 13. Yency Gonzales, Melissa Johnson, Sheyanne Bernal, Noah Suazo and...

2 years 4 months ago

Columbine bomb threat days before anniversary

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - A bomb threat at Columbine High School days before the 13th anniversary of the school shootings there prompted a search that yielded nothing suspicious. Jefferson County sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley says the school received a threat Monday concerning a bomb in the parking lot at about...

2 years 5 months ago

School bans hugging

ABERDEEN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) - More than 900 students at a New Jersey middle school have been told no more hugging. The district says Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School Principal Tyler Blackmore made an announcement that students were in a "no hugging school" following some "incidents of unsuitable, physical interactions." School Superintendent...

2 years 5 months ago

New pedestrian bridge makes kids safer

A new pedestrian bridge will make walking to school safer at Stratmoor Hills Elementary. The bridge eliminates children having to cross B Street, some railroad tracks and Loomis Avenue on their way to and from school. The bridge is also lighted and provides some protection from bad weather. ...

2 years 5 months ago

Seven teams compete in drill meet

It was all about rifles, clean lines, and timing at Centennial High School. Thursday, seven teams competed in the Drew Dix Regional Drill Meet. Teams competed in regulation and exhibition drills, as well as color guard. Regulation drills require certain movements, whereas teams can choose what they do during...

2 years 6 months ago

Ohio school shooting reveals value of social media

With people using social media like Twitter and Facebook more than ever, these sites are of growing importance in emergency situations. During the school shooting in Chardon, Ohio this week, students tweeted moment by moment, providing real-time updates to responders who used that information to direct aid. Local emergency...

2 years 6 months ago

Second student dies from shooting at Ohio school

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a student wounded in an Ohio school shooting has been declared brain dead, the second reported fatality. Hugh Shannon, administrator at the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office, says officials received the word early this morning about Russell King Jr. Shannon says the office is...

2 years 6 months ago

Skyway Elementary evacuated

Skyway Elementary in Colorado Springs has been evacuated as a precaution because of a natural gas leak near the school. Parents say they were notified through RSS feed, email and text alert. "They do a great job. I'm never really worried about him." Phyllis Caunt said as she...

2 years 7 months ago

"Shcool" road sign misspelling

NEW YORK (AP) - An embarrassing misspelling of "school" is gone from the street outside a New York City school building. Utility workers used heavy machinery to ground up the wrongly placed "H'' and "C'' in the "SHCOOL X-NG" sign on Tuesday. The correction was made a day after the...

2 years 8 months ago

Several more cases of whooping cough in Graham

BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say four additional cases of whooping cough have been identified at an Alamance County elementary school. The county Health Department says it didn't order lab tests to confirm the diagnosis because the people have whooping cough symptoms and were in contact with the three children...

2 years 8 months ago

Big changes could come to D-60

Pueblo parents are up in arms over proposed school closures and re-alignments. For months, District 60 has been mulling over various plans to up academic achievement while dramatically cutting their budget. "Half of our 36 district schools are impacted." explains D-60 Spokesman Greg Sinn, "That's a full range of elementary,...

2 years 9 months ago

Grade schools closed in Monument

Administrators in Lewis Palmer School District 38 have closed all elementary schools today because of the changing weather conditions. All morning and afternoon kindergarten and preschool classes are canceled as well. The district has been under a 2 hour delayed start for the day.

2 years 9 months ago

Upgrades warm buses on cold days

An effort to reduce air pollution in Colorado Springs has the positive side effect of making school buses warmer for students. Colorado Springs School District 11 received a regional air quality grant to install fluid heaters in about 90 percent of their buses. The upgrade cuts the amount...

2 years 9 months ago

Lockdown at Fremont Elementary lifted

Devra Ashby, Director of Communications and Community Relations, has confirmed to KOAA News 5 that Fremont Elementary School is no longer on a precautionary lock down. Initially the school was placed on a precautionary lock down when Colorado Springs Police communicated that a domestic dispute may have spilled over...

2 years 9 months ago

Possible school closing in D-60

Tonight Centennial High School in Pueblo had a packed house as the D-60 school board heard from parents and teachers on possible school closures. This was the first of two meetings with parents to discuss possible school closings in District 60. Before the meeting even started there were around...

2 years 10 months ago

Dickinson facing sexual abuse charge

Stefanie Dickinson, a former school board member in Ellicott was arrested last month and charged with internet luring of a child. Investigators say she was caught sexting a teenaged boy. Days later, Dickinson resigned her position as treasurer for the school board. As with many investigations, new information was uncovered...

2 years 10 months ago

Colorado school discipline changes possible

DENVER (AP) - A Colorado panel reviewing school disciplinary measures adopted after the 1999 Columbine High School shootings is discussing legislation to scale back or scrap strict policies. The panel of legislators, law enforcement and community leaders meets for the last time Tuesday after hearing from students, law enforcement...

2 years 11 months ago

Will the bell ring red or blue?

High school pride is on the line this week for a long tradition in Pueblo: the bell game. The Centennial bulldogs face off against the Central wildcats in what's become the oldest high school football rivalry west of the Mississippi. The two teams compete for pride, honor and of course...

2 years 11 months ago

Obama rolling back Bush-era education law

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama wants to energize school improvement at the local level by giving states the flexibility to opt out of provisions of the federal No Child Left Behind law. The Bush-era education initiative has grown increasingly unpopular as more schools risk being labeled failures. Under...

3 years 1 month ago

Atlanta teachers on administrative leave

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Public Schools employees implicated in a widespread cheating scandal are getting notices that they've been put on paid administrative leave. The notices sent out to teachers and others are among the steps the district must take as it begins to sort through each employee's case....

3 years 1 month 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 2 months ago

Adults can join children for free meal

DENVER (AP) - The federal government pays for needy children to eat breakfast and lunch at schools over the summer. Now adults at sites across Colorado are also being invited to join their children for a free meal. An anonymous donor has given Hunger Free Colorado a grant to...

3 years 3 months ago

Suspended Officer faces 78 counts

A suspended Colorado Springs Police Officer will face 78 charges related to sexual assault on children. Joshua Carrier was arrested earlier this month on child pornography charges and later charges with sexual abuse. Prosecutors say there are at least six alleged victims and that number could go as high...

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