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Carol McGraw

Education Reporter

  • Waldo Canyon Fire Memorial begins to take shape in Colorado Springs park

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    The Waldo Canyon Fire Memorial began to take shape this week. Crews worked Thursday and Friday to build forms and pour concrete for the foundation of the memorial sculpture that will grace Mountain Shadows Park. The sculpture represents rebirth and renewal for the community. The...

  • Cheyenne Mountain D-12 to induct two into hall of fame

    Updated: Fri, Sep 26, 2014

    Jim Johnson, a contractor and philanthropist, and the late Frank "Pop" Evans, a longtime teacher, are the two latest inductees into the Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 Hall of Fame. There will be a reception at 6 p.m. Friday in the Cheyenne Mountain High School cafeteria,...

  • Bricker school makes dramatic turnaround in academic performance

    Updated: Thu, Sep 25, 2014

    When Stacy Aldridge took over Bricker Elementary School in the summer of 2012 she faced one of the biggest challenges of her 18-year education career. The K-5 school in Harrison School District 2 was in deep trouble, receiving the state's lowest rating for academic achievement. But...

  • National Dog Week lineup: Mixed breed pooches top the list

    Published: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    This is National Dog Week. So give your pooch a smooch. But it also begs (and they certainly know how to beg, don't they?) the question: which are the most popular breeds? Mixed breeds are number one according to a list compiled by Trupanion, a medical insurance company for dogs....

  • College student of the year says education was her escape

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    The announcement sat in a pile of mail for more than a week. When Chanel A. Green finally opened the letter, she was more than surprised. She had been named student of the year by the Colorado Association of Career Colleges and Schools, besting 10 other students for the title. "I...

  • Brilliance shines from state's 'intellectual hub:' Colorado Springs, according to ranking

    Updated: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

    We are intellectual smarties, high on the list of most educated cities. And we can lord it over Denver. Or maybe just throw some Socratic dialogue its way. Colorado Springs is ranked 8th in the nation among "intellectual hubs," out of 50 of the largest metro areas studied by...

  • If 'Fluffy' won't do, check out these bizarre cat names

    Updated: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    California-based Veterinary Pet Insurance has just released its annual ranking of the most bizarre cat names in its database. Here are the top 5: l. Snuggle Butt Le Lee 2 Count Flufferton 3. Katy Purry 4. Walter Croncat 5.

  • State teams with nonprofit to provide backpacks with supplies for 1,680 Colorado students

    Published: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    When a student is homeless, owning a backpack for books can be beyond reach. With that in mind, the Colorado Department of Education and Feed the Children provided 1,680 backpacks for kids in need. Feed the Children, an international nonprofit organization, also provided pallets of...

  • Choking game death has spurred Calhan mother's outreach

    Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Space monkey, blackout, gasp, airplaning, California high, funky chicken, purple hazing, scarf game. Martha Garnett, a Calhan mother, didn't know about the choking game or any of those slang words associated with it, until her 15-year-old daughter Kimi died. Now, she wants to warn...

  • UCCS continues to grow with record-setting enrollment

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has shattered another enrollment record. Preliminary figures for the fall semester, which began Monday, show that 11,199 students are enrolled. That's 601 more students than last year's record 10,598 enrollees. "We have a happening...