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Carol McGraw

Education Reporter

  • Historic day for same-sex marriage couples in El Paso County

    Updated: Tue, Oct 7, 2014

    It was 11:40 a.m. Tuesday when Toni Morrison got the text message: "Let's elope on our lunch break." Toni flew across town from the dental office she manages to the El Paso County Clerk and Recorder's Office where her intended, Katy Morrison, was waiting. "I didn't even have time...

  • Education, economy are hot topics in state Senate campaigns

    Updated: Sun, Oct 5, 2014

    One major question surrounds the Colorado Senate District 11 race this fall: Can Bernie Herpin, a Republican, hold onto the position that he won in a historic gun control related recall last year? The race is getting a lot of attention, not only because the recall battle was...

  • Pumpkin for pups? 5 reasons to give it a try

    Updated: Fri, Oct 3, 2014

    Don't throw away that Halloween pumpkin this year. Use it fix a tasty treat for your dog. Yes, pumpkin is good for Fido. There's even pumpkin digestive supplements, according to Vetscience, a company that makes Fruitables dog treats that sound good enough for all of us to snack...

  • Here's why Jeffco-like school protests probably won't happen in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    It hasn't happened here. And it probably won't. That's what some educators and students are saying about the extended walkouts by Jefferson County students and sick-outs by their teachers. The issues - teachers upset about pay and evaluations, and students worried about potential...

  • Two polls show support for legal marijuana waning in Colorado, nationally

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    It might be characterized as a couple of "I told you so" victories for those who oppose the legalization of marijuana. Two recent polls show that support of legalized marijuana have waned, and that there is unhappiness in the way regulations are handled by the state. A Suffolk...

  • Centennial students turn field trip into song

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    What do you get when you mix grass, mud, sand, water, history and a lot of enthusiasm? For students at Centennial Elementary School, it was a chance to be songwriters and recording stars for a National Park Service project. In August, they visited Bent's Old Fort, a national...

  • 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....