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Carol McGraw

Education Reporter

  • 'Ugly trend' in Colorado TCAP scores; education officials seek meaningful change

    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Some state education leaders are troubled by continued flat assessment scores across Colorado and for what's ahead, with new standardized testing starting this school year. The Colorado Department of Education on Thursday released results from the spring round of the Transitional...

  • Ferguson solidarity rally planned at Colorado Springs City Hall on Thursday

    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    The Colorado NAACP is holding a "peaceful moment to show support for justice" in the shooting death by a police officer of Michael Brown last weekend in Ferguson, Mo. The event is planned for 6 p.m. Thursday in front of Colorado Springs City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave. The "Solidarity...

  • Couple who lost their home in Black Forest Fire to be awarded Keeper of the Keys

    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    The Keeper of the Keys. It sounds like a character's title in the TV fantasy "Game of Thrones." Ray Rozak and his wife, Lin, could star in the epic tale. But their life's saga is story enough. The Keepers title will be bestowed on them Sunday at the Black Forest Community Hall. The...

  • Back to school list: New year, challenges

    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    It seems like summer has just gotten underway and already, youngsters are having to wake up early, grab their backpacks and head out the door to school. Classes resumed in one area district on Friday, and more districts open this week. In a few weeks, students in all 17 Pikes Peak...

  • $1,000 reward offered for Buddy's return

    Updated: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    Buddy Myers, the sweet, handsome pooch who loves being dressed up in Thanksgiving Santa and Halloween costumes for the holidays, is still missing. But a good Samaritan has come forward to offer a $1,000 reward for his return. "We are so thankful," said owner Tyler Myers, a Fort...

  • Jewish children enjoying summer camp, but concerned over conflict

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    The kids at the JCC Ranch Camp were faced with a day of unrelenting rain Wednesday. Boring, huh? Not if you love playing in the mud. Lots and lots of mud. On feet. On faces. On shorts and T-shirts. And, of course, getting some on the camp counselors. "It's disgusting," said Jake...

  • Colorado Springs couple searching for their dog Buddy

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Where in the world is Buddy Myers? The goofy, energetic dog, who loves cheese and his bone-shaped squeaky toy and dresses up for holidays, has disappeared. His family, Alejandra and Tyler Myers are heartbroken. "He's like our son," Tyler said of their 4½-year-old lab and beagle...

  • Fountain-Fort Carson District 8 receives $2.5 million grant

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 has received a $2.5 million grant to create an innovative program that will focus on some of education's hottest topics, including biotechnology and engineering. The program, for students in grades 4 through 12, is called "The Systemic Bridge...

  • Harrison teacher institute gives newcomers a jump on coming school year

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    The anteater died. This elicited a groan from the summer school student pretending to be the long-snouted mammal. The ant, however, smiled. Christopher Morroww, a new science teacher in Harrison School District 2, was demonstrating how the food chain changes and effects the...

  • Retired teachers put 'good intentions' to work in gift for Waldo Canyon fire victim

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Jane Neff calls them "good intentions" - all those pieced blocks and tops that quilters hope to finish someday, but never do. Most of such craft work disappears into closets never to be seen again until they end up in a garage sale or maybe an antique store. Neff, a retired teacher,...

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