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Carol McGraw

Education Reporter

  • Wildflower students having fun on the playground they helped pay for

    Published: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

    The 506 students at Wildflower Elementary School are very proud of their new $27,000 playground. They ought to be. They paid for it themselves. For two years, Wildflower students brought in pennies and quarters and dollar bills to fill their Pennies for Playground jugs. They...

  • School memorabilia on display Saturday in Manitou Springs

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    School memorabilia from as far back as 1872 will be on display Saturday at Manitou Springs Elementary School. The free public Heritage Hall Tour is sponsored by the Manitou Springs Heritage Center. In 1997 the Heritage Center received an endowment to keep up the collection housed...

  • Colorado Springs teachers admit to anxiety as rigorous new tests loom

    Updated: Sun, Aug 17, 2014

    It's the end of an era for educational policy in Colorado. Public school teachers and their students will be immersed in a new world of standardized testing, starting this academic year. As teachers pore over spring assessment results the Colorado Department of Education released...

  • Fort Carson community remembers two soldiers who died in combat in Afghanistan

    Updated: Sat, Aug 16, 2014

    Gray clouds billowed over Fort Carson on Friday, but a touch of sunlight made its way through the stained-glass windows of Provider Chapel to cast soft rainbows on the pews as two fallen soldiers were memorialized. Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange and Pfc. Keith M. Williams were...

  • 'Ugly trend' in Colorado TCAP scores; education officials seek meaningful change

    Updated: Fri, Aug 15, 2014

    Some state education leaders are troubled by continued flat assessment scores across Colorado and for what's ahead, with new standardized testing starting this school year. The Colorado Department of Education on Thursday released results from the spring round of the Transitional...

  • Ferguson solidarity rally planned at Colorado Springs City Hall on Thursday

    Updated: Thu, Aug 14, 2014

    The Colorado NAACP is holding a "peaceful moment to show support for justice" in the shooting death by a police officer of Michael Brown last weekend in Ferguson, Mo. The event is planned for 6 p.m. Thursday in front of Colorado Springs City Hall, 107 N. Nevada Ave. The "Solidarity...

  • Couple who lost their home in Black Forest Fire to be awarded Keeper of the Keys

    Updated: Sat, Aug 9, 2014

    The Keeper of the Keys. It sounds like a character's title in the TV fantasy "Game of Thrones." Ray Rozak and his wife, Lin, could star in the epic tale. But their life's saga is story enough. The Keepers title will be bestowed on them Sunday at the Black Forest Community Hall. The...

  • Back to school list: New year, challenges

    Updated: Thu, Aug 7, 2014

    It seems like summer has just gotten underway and already, youngsters are having to wake up early, grab their backpacks and head out the door to school. Classes resumed in one area district on Friday, and more districts open this week. In a few weeks, students in all 17 Pikes Peak...

  • $1,000 reward offered for Buddy's return

    Updated: Mon, Aug 4, 2014

    Buddy Myers, the sweet, handsome pooch who loves being dressed up in Thanksgiving Santa and Halloween costumes for the holidays, is still missing. But a good Samaritan has come forward to offer a $1,000 reward for his return. "We are so thankful," said owner Tyler Myers, a Fort...

  • Jewish children enjoying summer camp, but concerned over conflict

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    The kids at the JCC Ranch Camp were faced with a day of unrelenting rain Wednesday. Boring, huh? Not if you love playing in the mud. Lots and lots of mud. On feet. On faces. On shorts and T-shirts. And, of course, getting some on the camp counselors. "It's disgusting," said Jake...