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Carol McGraw

Education Reporter

  • Local woman is becoming known nationally for her applique art

    Updated: Sat, Mar 1, 2014

    KathyJ. Gaul tells homey stories about idyllic summers on Cape Cod, village festivals, a robin stealing just ripened strawberries in the garden, making gingerbread cookies with her niece. But instead of using words to capture these moments in her life, she uses hand-felted fabric to...

  • D-38 board names four finalists for top job in Monument district

    Published: Fri, Feb 28, 2014

    The Lewis-Palmer School District 38 board has named four finalists for the district's superintendent job. There were 34 applicants for the post. The Monument-area district has 6,235 students and a general fund budget of about $44 million. The district is consistently among the top in...

  • Harrison administrator named top assistant elementary school principal in Colorado

    Updated: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    A Harrison School District 2 administrator has been named Colorado National Outstanding Elementary Assistant Principal of the Year. Kimberlee Noyes, who has been with the district since 2011, was tapped for the honor by the Colorado Association of School Executives and Colorado...

  • Retired astronaut and Divide resident Dale Gardner dies at age 65; funeral Tuesday

    Updated: Tue, Feb 25, 2014

    They called him the astronaut who captured a satellite. NASA astronaut and Divide resident Dale Allan Gardner, who died Feb. 19 of a brain aneurysm at age 65, was not only gutsy, but not afraid to show a little humor in his work. There is a famous photo of him in space, heavy jet...

  • Lewis Palmer D-38 joins the ranks of districts fed up with state mandates

    Updated: Sat, Feb 22, 2014

    The Lewis-Palmer School District 38 board has joined the angry chorus of educators statewide who are concerned about erosion of local school control, unfunded mandates from the state and endless rounds of state academic testing. The board unanimously passed a resolution Thursday...

  • El Paso County commissioners honor late civic leader, Tuskegee Airmen for contributions to community

    Published: Tue, Feb 18, 2014

    Carol Hunter wiped tears away with a handkerchief as the El Paso County Commissioners and others honored her father, the late Samuel C. Hunter Jr., for his service to country and community. It was a touching Black History Month tribute to Hunter - and to his fellow Tuskegee Airmen....

  • Colorado superintendents unite in plea for money for K-12 education

    Updated: Sat, Feb 15, 2014

    In an unprecedented move, 168 of Colorado's 178 school superintendents - including all 17 in the Pikes Peak region - have asked the governor and legislature to restore vital funding to an ailing education system. The administrators sent a strongly-worded letter to Gov. John...

  • Marijuana pens on list of forbidden items in El Paso County schools

    Updated: Sat, Feb 8, 2014

    Is that student taking history notes with that pen? Or is he using it is smoke dope in class? It's a question that school district officials are becoming more aware of in light of isolated reports that kids are putting marijuana oil in vapor pens and using them at school. They...

  • Security family thrilled with free energy-saving home improvements

    Updated: Fri, Feb 7, 2014

    On a morning like Thursday, with the temperature minus 15, it was a good time to get the house winterized for free. That's what happened at the home of Nancy and Josiah Smith in Security, thanks to the Home Efficiency Assistance Program administered by Colorado Springs Utilities....

  • City snowplow team taking more flexible approach to game plan

    Updated: Fri, Jan 31, 2014

    Have you contemplated moving to Arizona to avoid driving on snowy, slushy or icy streets? You might want to reconsider. The Colorado Springs Streets Division is revamping its snow removal program. The city started implementing some of the changes during the last three storms, and...

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