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Carol McGraw

Education Reporter

  • Road to Legalization: Pro-marijuana campaign outspends opponents

    Updated: Sun, Apr 27, 2014

    Calvina Fay, executive director of Florida-based Drug Free America, says that she could use the help of a few billionaires. She has been in the trenches in the war against marijuana for decades and said that mostly modest grass-roots donations make up the bulk of anti-pot campaigns...

  • Fire danger high Saturday, cloudy and cooler Sunday

    Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    Fire danger is expected to remain high in southeastern Colorado on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. A red flag warning is in effect for El Paso County, Pueblo County, Huerfano County and part of Las Animas County from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.In...

  • Scholarships available for early childhood teacher perparation

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Want to teach young children? There is $400,000 in scholarships available for those attending  Colorado community colleges, according to Colorado Department of Human Services and Colorado Department of Education. The scholarships will be awarded to students  working on certificates or...

  • Colorado Springs-area student earns spot at prestigious science fair (plus list of state winners)

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Parents of science fair participants everywhere will undoubtedly commiserate with Ellie Thompson when she jokes that "sometimes it's a little scary." For several years, her son, Matthew Hileman, has been working on an ion propulsion system in the family basement as part of his...

  • Monument Academy , Prairie Winds rev up for Odyssey of the Mind world competition

    Updated: Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    In the recent state finals in the Odyssey of the Mind Competition, Monument Academy and Prairie Winds Elementary School teams showed  a knack for problem solving, creativity and teamwork. They will advance to the world  finals in Ames, Iowa in May. More than 800 teams will compete in...

  • Challenger Middle School teacher wins PBS digital award

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    A local teacher is among 100 nationwide to win on-demand digital media services from PBS. Philip  McIntosh, of Challenger Middle School, and ther others were chosen from hundreds of applicants for the 2014 Learning Media Digital Innovators program.  They were judged on videos and...

  • Panel to point way to student success

    Updated: Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    How do kids succeed? Colorado Springs School District 11 is  hosting a panel discussion on how perseverance, curiosity, optimism and self control can help. The book “How Children Succeed” by Paul Tough will be the guide. The event will be held April 24,, 6 p.m. at the D-11...

  • Teacher wins grant to take World War I history on the road

    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Kurt Skinner, a history  teacher at Colorado Springs Christian School has been awarded a $500 classroom grant to teach kids more about World War I. Skinner will use the money to purchase historic items for a traveling  World War I trunk to use in  history classes to teach about that...

  • State school board asks legislature to allow withdraw from PARCC

    Updated: Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    The  state Board of Education voted this week to ask the legislature to  allow Colorado to withdraw as a governing member of PARCC, so officials can create  an assessment aligned with the Colorado Academic Standards. Pursuant to state law, Colorado is a governing member of PARCC, a...

  • Colorado Springs teacher goes public with reasons for resignation

    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    A poignant resignation letter that Colorado Springs teacher Pauline Hawkins wrote and posted on her blog Monday talks about her love of teaching and the pride she has in her students, colleagues, school and district. And yet, she writes that she is resigning her post after 11 years...

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