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Local Boy Wins State Spelling Bee

Updated: 03/08/2010 - It was 13-year-old Brian King's last chance to make it to nationals. 8th grade is the cut-off line for aspiring spellers. King's dream came true just in time.

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In Wake Of Shooting, Parents and Teachers Reminded of Resources

Posted: 02/24/2010 - In the wake of Tuesday's shooting at Deer Creek Middle School, the Colorado Department of Education wants parents, teachers and community members to know there's resources available for safety and procedures at all Colorado schools.

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Cutbacks May Change the Face of So CO Schools

Updated: 02/11/2010 - Millions of dollars from Southern Colorado schools are being chopped from next year’s school budget. District 11 officials say 192 custodians may lose their jobs so the positions can be outsourced.

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The Dangers of Teen Social Networking Addiction

Updated: 02/10/2010 - On average in the U.S., a child between 8 and 18 spends 8 to 11 hours a day communicating or exposed to some sort of media; whether it's cell phones, the Internet or TV, it's virtually every waking moment outside of school. Now parents are trying to assess whether their child is addicted, and what they can do about it.

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D-70 Budget Cuts May Force School Closures

Updated: 02/03/2010 - Another night of unhappy parents in one Southern Colorado school district. That's because Pueblo's District 70 is taking a proactive approach when it comes to expected budget cuts, and that could mean closing down a school.

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More Pupils in Colorado Public Schools

Updated: 01/26/2010 - There are now more than 832,000 students enrolled in state public schools. That's up about 14,000 students from last year, a 1.7 percent increase.

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First Baby, First Book Program Encourages Reading To Babies

Posted: 01/01/2010 - The Pikes Peak United Way began a new program at the beginning of the new year Friday called First Baby, First Book. It's part of the Brainy Bunch program encouraging literacy in children and the importance of reading to babies.

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Holiday Shopping Plus A Learning Experience

Updated: 12/14/2009 - Some holiday shopping for local students was also a lesson Monday. Some disabled students, or students in transition, from Widefield School District picked up some life skills while getting presents for family and friends for the holiday.

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Colorado Promoting Free Breakfasts For Kids

Posted: 11/24/2009 - Most kids in Colorado who could be getting free breakfasts and summer lunches aren't getting the meals, and state officials are working to change that.

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Local Inventor Uses A New Way To Teach Piano

Updated: 10/12/2009 - A Southern Colorado teacher invented a software program called Piano Marvel. Now, students at Rye Elementary School are hooked on learning how to play.

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