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Carol McGraw

Education Reporter

  • Colorado Springs super fan heading to Super Bowl

    Updated: Thu, Jan 30, 2014

    Bradley Abeyta of Colorado Springs is going to the Super Bowl. And to tell the truth, he's a little bummed about it. You see, he and his father RayAbeyta attended the 1999 championship game together in Miami where John Elway and the Broncos beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-19. Bradley...

  • Former NASA executive to receive Space Foundation's lifetime achievement award

    Published: Tue, Jan 28, 2014

    The mission director of the 1976 Viking landings on Mars will receive this year's lifetime achievement award from the Space Foundation. A. Thomas Young will be presented with the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award, the foundation said in a news release. Young...

  • Mesa Ridge JROTC takes state championship

    Updated: Tue, Jan 28, 2014

    The Mesa Ridge High School's Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps has won the Colorado Navy Drill, Physical Fitness and Academic Championship for the 15th straight year. The team beat out five other competitors from around the state at a meet held recently at Mesa Ridge. The...

  • Implementation of Common Core standards continues among debate

    Updated: Sun, Jan 26, 2014

    Jim Cunningham was confused when he heard talk about the new national Common Core State Academic Standards that Colorado and 44 other states have adopted. "It was hard to make heads or tails out of what it would mean for my kids," he said. The Common Core standards for K-12 in math...

  • Gazette-El Pomar Empty Stocking campaign exceeds $1M goal for seventh year

    Updated: Fri, Jan 24, 2014

    It's Christmas in January for clients of 15 local health and human service agencies. The annual Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund campaign has exceeded its $1 million goal, the foundation announced Friday. The total raised by the charitable campaign, that ran from...

  • Dog in stolen car is reunited with grateful owner

    Updated: Thu, Jan 23, 2014

    Boomer is home. The 7-year-old black lab mix - who was in his owner's car when it was stolen Wednesday on Colorado Springs' west side - was found just a block or so from where the crime occurred. Ronnie Dodge said that a craigslist ad for a found dog led him back to his beloved...

  • 300 gather at Colorado College to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

    Updated: Mon, Jan 20, 2014

    Many people spent the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday going to movies, hiking or shopping. But at Colorado College, approximately 300 community members attended the All People's Breakfast to celebrate with rousing civil rights talks, inspirational gospel music and...

  • Transgender student prompts group to ask Colorado school to alter restroom policy

    Updated: Fri, Jan 17, 2014

    A California-based organization is asking Fremont School District RE 2 to change its policy and provide separate bathroom and locker room facilities for a transgender high school student. The Pacific Justice Institute, a legal organization that defends religious freedom and parental...

  • D-38 adds five minutes to elementary school day to make up for snow closures

    Updated: Wed, Jan 8, 2014

    Let it snow. Lewis-Palmer School District 38 is adding five minutes to the start of the school day for its five elementary schools beginning Monday. It's a way to trick Mother Nature and to cope with state rules that require specific hours of "seat time" for students each year. And...

  • 3 UCCS online programs earn top rankings

    Updated: Wed, Jan 8, 2014

    University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has been named among the best online graduate programs in the fields of business, engineering and nursing.

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