Carol McGraw

Education Reporter

  • Fast facts from "America After 3 p.m." report on kids after school

    Updated: Wed, Nov 19, 2014

    What do kids do after school? Nationally, one in five kids are unsupervised. The After School Alliance Report this month released its "America After 3 p.m." report, which surveyed 30,000 families across the country. The alliance works with community gorups and government to provide...

  • Students' computer skills gain importance with new Colorado testing program

    Updated: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    The irascible goat in the purple jumpsuit is teaching the class how to keyboard. He tells everyone to put their fingers on the "home row" and exclaims "Let's rock and roll." Ashlyn Cortez, 8, positions her fingers perfectly on the keyboard and carefully types what she sees on the...

  • Donations pour in for Deja, the dog who needs surgery

    Updated: Tue, Nov 11, 2014

    Brady was on a mission. The golden retriever walked into Colorado Canine Orthopedics and Rehab last month with an envelope clutched between his teeth. It was a donation from Brady's owners to help pay for surgery for Deja Boogie Ann Davis, a therapy dog. Deja suffers from severe...

  • East German dissident now in Colorado Springs watched wall come down from the west

    Updated: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    In the tense times leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Trixi Skinner had to stay with her East German neighbors when her parents were sometimes jailed for participating in anti-communist freedom protests. "They were on the streets demonstrating. I was about 11 and my...

  • Colorado Springs residents recall childhood marked by reunification of Germany

    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    They met eight months ago amid the breads and raisin-apple strudel in the kitchen of Wimberger's Old World Bakery in Colorado Springs. It was a serendipitous moment for the bakery employees - Claudia Hage, 31, and Stephanie Morris, 34. They say their new friendship would never have...

  • CC professor recalls jubilation as Iron Curtain disintegrated

    Updated: Sun, Nov 9, 2014

    The week the Berlin Wall cracked open, John Gould was in Prague on vacation from his teaching job at the American School in Paris. He was at the West German Embassy and then train station when he witnessed the jubilation of the first wave of liberated East Germans, who fled through...

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