April 9, 2013 9:11 PM
COLORADO SPRINGS - A Colorado Springs teacher arrested by detectives with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office on charges of sexual assault on a child had just recently been hired by the Harrison School District. Carmen Centennial, 39, is accused of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl on multiple occasions between... more »
March 1, 2013 3:51 PM
DENVER (AP) - A teacher accused of critically injuring a Denver teen in a hit-and-run crash sobbed and shook in court as she appeared in court for the first time. A judge set bond at $25,000 for 30-year-old Erin Jackson on Friday. She replied in a quavering voice when asked... more »
November 28, 2012 6:40 PM
You may not realize what's going on inside Northside Christian Church in Pueblo. We have one of Your Stories on a teacher who's helping some adults with a second chance in life.
In the basement of the church, Scott Lambert spends hours teaching and helping students earn their GED.... more »
October 27, 2012 2:21 PM
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A Boulder High School teacher has pleaded not guilty to exposing himself twice to women at garage sales in Longmont this summer. The Daily Camera reports James Kozlowski is due to stand trial Jan. 15 on a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure. Boulder Valley School District... more »
September 18, 2012 1:23 PM
DENVER (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union has settled a discrimination complaint filed under the Colorado Nursing Mothers Act with a Jefferson County charter school. The ACLU announced the confidential financial settlement Tuesday. Heather Burgbacher filed her complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last year December after the... more »
July 9, 2012 7:09 PM
A former Liberty High School teacher and boys basketball coach is facing a sex assault charge; Colorado Springs Police say he had inappropriate sexual contact with a student.
32-year-old Travis Clark turned himself in on Saturday, after an arrest warrant was issued on Friday. However the investigation had been... more »
June 5, 2012 5:30 PM
A former coach and teacher at Fountain Fort Carson High School was sentenced to 10 years of intensive probation Tuesday with a mandatory 5 years to be served at community corrections for having sex with a 17-year-old student last year.
The judge issued the sentence to Anthony Ribaudo, 37,... more »
January 26, 2012 7:11 PM
Melanie Austin couldn't be happier to be in the classroom. Working with special education students has literally been her life's ambition.
"When I was 10 years old, I was going to school in Jefferson County and I was at one school and across the way was a special... more »
January 15, 2012 7:46 PM
SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) - Authorities say two Colorado men are being held in a North Dakota jail on Sunday in connection with the disappearance of a Montana math teacher.
Williams County Sheriff's deputy Jon Garrison says 47-year-old Lester Vann Waters Jr. and 22-year-old Michael Keith Spell are in the... more »
January 10, 2012 6:43 AM
DENVER (AP) - A new statewide teacher rating system in Colorado could be among the first measures awaiting state lawmakers Wednesday.
The new four-tier rating system was approved by the state Board of Education after two years of work crafting new rules related to giving teachers job protections called... more »
December 16, 2011 5:09 PM
Teaching wasn't Mindy Sabo's first career choice. In fact, she says she just wanted to be an artist. But simply being a stay at home mom was enough to get her in the classroom.
"My youngest son went to kindergarten and I was home alone and I didn't like... more »
November 30, 2011 6:08 PM
Not all teachers start their careers in the classroom, and often that outside experience can prove invaluable.
Linda Kliesen has taught third grade at Sunset Park Elementary in Pueblo for 11 years but began her career as an operation manager for Montgomery Ward.
In fact, she says her... more »
November 9, 2011 2:29 PM
DENVER (AP) - Colorado officials are taking final action on a teacher rating system that could make it easier to fire teachers who don't meet testing standards. The Board of Education was poised to approve the system Wednesday. The standards create a four-tier grading system for teachers and principals. The... more »
August 21, 2011 11:07 AM
DENVER (AP) - A body discovered Saturday on Bison Peak in Park County is believed to be a missing teacher from Englewood.
The Denver Post reports that relatives of 44-year-old Frank Stanley were told Saturday of the discovery. Stanley set out to climb the 12,431-foot peak on July 25.... more »
August 15, 2011 7:33 PM
EVERGREEN, Colo. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union intends to sue a Denver-area charter school for allegedly getting rid of a teacher who pumped breast milk on the job.
The ACLU of Colorado filed a notice of claim on Monday against the Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen, a... more »
July 1, 2011 7:28 PM
The Douglas County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit has arrested Frank Lavoie on charges that he sexually assaulted a former female student.
The arrest stemmed from an investigation that started in February. The incident allegedly happened in 2009.
At the time Frank Lavoie worked as a teacher at... more »
June 21, 2011 8:23 PM
In the warrant for the arrest of local teacher and coach Anthony Ribaudo, he admits to Fountain Police officers that he had sex with a student.
According to the affidavit, the 17 year old students mother found text messages on her daughter's phone that were sexual in nature. When... more »
June 1, 2011 4:50 PM
You'll notice two things when you walk in to Justin Shue's 5th grade class at Goodnight Elementary in the Pueblo City School District.
First, his kids don't stay seated for very long. "Students when the come to school they want to move and they want to talk," Shue explains.... more »
May 19, 2011 2:07 PM
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A former teacher convicted of having sexual contact with an underage student during a school trip and later caught violating the terms of her probation is headed back to jail.
The Denver Post reported that a judge revoked the probation of 34-year-old Carrie Day... more »
March 16, 2011 6:46 PM
You would expect to see people doing "the wave" at a football game, but in science class? Well, if you're at Sabin Middle School and the teacher is Chris Smith, you bet.
"Science is definitely more hands on," Smith says. "I feel like it's easier to get them doing... more »
February 28, 2011 7:46 PM
Colorado Springs School District 11 released a statement this afternoon that says the School Board is disappointed with negotiations with the Colorado Springs Education Association.
This is regarding the Board's proposal for opening Interest-Based Bargaining.
Interest-Based Bargaining generally refers to a strategy during negotiations which focuses on mutually... more »
February 17, 2011 6:27 PM
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin's Republican governor says he's confident Democrats who skipped town to avoid voting on a bill removing union rights will return within a day or two, calling the boycott a "stunt."
Democrats who left the state on Thursday before the Senate session started say they... more »
January 17, 2011 7:23 AM
DENVER (AP) - A Colorado education official says a new online application system should help reduce a backlog in processing applications for teaching licenses.
Jami Goetz of the Office of Professional Services and Educator Licensing says a new system is on track to be fully implemented by July.
... more »
November 16, 2010 2:00 PM
A national panel composed of education experts and critics calls for teacher education to be "turned upside down" by revamping programs to place "clinical practice" at the center of teacher preparation, not unlike the medical profession.
That and other sweeping recommendations are included by a Blue Ribbon Panel on... more »
October 8, 2010 12:19 PM
A woman accused of destroying a controversial piece of artwork in northern Colorado is out of jail.
Kathleen Folden of Kalispell, Mont. was released on $350 bond on Thursday.
She was arrested the day before at the Loveland Museum/Gallery after witnesses say she smashed the glass shielding a... more »
September 21, 2010 7:19 PM
ATLANTA (AP) - A new study shows that giving performance bonuses to teachers does not raise student test scores. Vanderbilt University researchers found that students in classrooms where teachers received merit pay did not outperform the classes where educators got no bonus.
The report comes as the Obama administration... more »
August 24, 2010 12:12 PM
The Colorado Mental Health Institute at Pueblo is seeking an Instrumental Music teacher.
The deadline to apply is next Monday.
Starting pay is $4,400-$6,300 per month. more »
August 12, 2010 7:32 PM
A high 5 goes out to Mr. Hutcherson a math teacher at West Middle School in Colorado Springs School District 11. Hutcherson received Raytheon Company's MathMovesU Math Hero Award. He was nominated for his enthusiasm and interest in teaching math and was selected from a field of 111nominations. Hutcherson will... more »
July 8, 2010 7:23 PM
Elbert County Sheriff's Office investigators say they're treating the death of a popular Kiowa High School teacher as a homicide investigation. The announcement was made at a press conference in Kiowa on Thursday morning.
Randall Wilson, 52, was found dead in a field off the Kiowa-Bennett Highway north of... more »
July 6, 2010 11:06 AM
A Detroit-area prosecutor wants lawmakers to pass an ordinance that could jail parents for up to three days for repeatedly missing scheduled parent-teacher conferences.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says such an ordinance is aimed at making parents responsible for their children's education, which may keep more young people... more »
June 18, 2010 4:30 PM
A committee that will make recommendations to the Colorado Department of Education next year on the best ways to measure student performance is trying to find the best way to grade teachers.
The State Council for Educator Effectiveness met Friday. Members are drawing up proposed guidelines that will base... more »
June 9, 2010 3:01 PM
A Massachusetts teacher cleaning up her classroom in preparation for a move has discovered a Colonial-era document buried in a pile of outdated textbooks and dusty scraps of papers.
Michelle Eugenio, a fourth-grade teacher in Peabody, found the yellowed sheet of paper two weeks ago. Dated April 1792 and... more »
June 3, 2010 8:54 AM
A teacher who tackled a suspected shooter outside a Colorado school is being honored by a group of school resource and drug use prevention officers.
David Benke is credited with knocking down Bruco Stong Eagle Eastwood outside Deer Creek Middle School after two students were shot and wounded Feb.... more »
May 24, 2010 6:10 PM
A north Georgia history teacher faces punishment after administrators say she let four students wear Ku Klux Klan-like robes for a historical reenactment.
Lumpkin County Schools superintendent Dewey Moye told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that teacher Catherine Ariemma made a poor decision. Administrators say four students in Ariemma's advanced placement... more »
May 11, 2010 7:46 PM
A big shake-up going on in Pueblo City Schools. Dozens of teachers and other staff are being transferred, because their schools aren't making the grade. The upside is millions of new dollars from the No Child Left Behind program. More than 40 teachers and nearly 20 staff members will move... more »
April 30, 2010 5:56 PM
DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Senate has passed legislation holding teachers and principals accountable for the performance of their students.
Senators voted 21-14 on Friday to back the proposal, which also changes how teachers get and keep tenure. It now heads to the House where it's expected to face... more »
April 28, 2010 7:01 PM
Some teachers in Pueblo may lose their jobs as Pueblo City Schools works to trim its budget. The school board needs to cut about $5.5 million out of the budget for the upcoming school year. One recommendation right now, is to eliminate 28 teaching positions.School board president Stephanie Garcia, says... more »
April 21, 2010 8:27 AM
A proposal to tie teacher tenure to student performance faces its first vote at the state Capitol. The Senate Education Committee is set to hold a hearing on the bill Wednesday and decide whether to pass it on to the full Senate. Only teachers whose students show improvement in the... more »
April 13, 2010 10:27 AM
A bipartisan group of state lawmakers wants to rewrite the teacher tenure law, a move they say will boost Colorado's chances of winning education reform dollars. Under a bill introduced Monday, only teachers who have improved the performance of students for three straight years would be able to gain tenure.... more »
March 23, 2010 2:40 PM
A teacher who tackled a suspected shooter outside a Colorado school has been given a new car.
The Shortline Automotive dealership in suburban Denver gave David Benke a 2010 Subaru Outback on Tuesday.
Benke is credited with knocking down Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood outside Deer Creek Middle School... more »
March 13, 2010 11:53 AM
Villagers in a remote Alaska region are blaming the death of a 32 year-old schoolteacher on wolves after her body was found along on isolated road, though an autopsy completed Thursday was inconclusive.
The autopsy concluded that Candice Berner was killed by animals, the Alaska State Troopers said. The... more »
March 5, 2010 10:56 AM
A boy hurt in last month's Colorado school shooting is out of the hospital and praising the teacher who saved his life.
Matt Thieu of Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton was shot in the back Feb. 24 when a gunman fired shots at students with a hunting rifle.... more »
February 23, 2010 10:11 PM
Littleton school teacher Dr. David Benke is being called a hero for stepping in when a man shot two children Tuesday at his school. Witnesses say the 7th grade math teacher Benke tackled the gunman first and other teachers piled on top of him.
A girl and boy were... more »
January 7, 2010 2:51 PM
A science teacher has traveled more than 8,400 miles to Pueblo, as part of a unique teacher exchange program. Omony Alex is from Gulu, Uganda in Africa.
This is his first visit to the United States, and as you can imagine he's still adjusting to the cold winter weather... more »
December 18, 2009 5:37 PM
Busy parents know it can be hard to keep up on your child's homework and grades in school, but a teacher in Pueblo West is using the internet to keep parents in the loop. Amanda Griego has been selected as a News First 5 Teachers First recipient. Griego, a second... more »
November 17, 2009 7:02 PM
A letter President Abraham Lincoln wrote to a boy whose friends didn't believe he had met the commander in chief is being sold in Philadelphia. Lincoln sent the letter from the White House to 8-year-old George Patten two weeks after his March 1861 inauguration. The youngster had been mocked by... more »
October 21, 2009 2:55 PM
When you're doing something you love, it shows. At Martinez Elementary in Colorado Springs, third grade teacher Crystal Lannin's passion for teaching comes through in the excitement she brings to class everyday.
"They're just so fun," Lannin says of her students. "I love how we can do silly, goofy... more »
September 16, 2009 4:07 PM
A woman who has spent her entire professional career with Pueblo City School has been tapped as the district's new superintendent.
Kathy West, who's been acting as interim superintendent, was named to the job Wednesday.
"We had an outstanding pool of candidates", said Board president Stephanie Garcia. "But... more »