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Carol McGraw

Education Reporter

  • 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...

  • Colorado Springs couple searching for their dog Buddy

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Where in the world is Buddy Myers? The goofy, energetic dog, who loves cheese and his bone-shaped squeaky toy and dresses up for holidays, has disappeared. His family, Alejandra and Tyler Myers are heartbroken. "He's like our son," Tyler said of their 4½-year-old lab and beagle...

  • Fountain-Fort Carson District 8 receives $2.5 million grant

    Updated: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8 has received a $2.5 million grant to create an innovative program that will focus on some of education's hottest topics, including biotechnology and engineering. The program, for students in grades 4 through 12, is called "The Systemic Bridge...

  • Harrison teacher institute gives newcomers a jump on coming school year

    Updated: Sun, Jul 27, 2014

    The anteater died. This elicited a groan from the summer school student pretending to be the long-snouted mammal. The ant, however, smiled. Christopher Morroww, a new science teacher in Harrison School District 2, was demonstrating how the food chain changes and effects the...

  • Retired teachers put 'good intentions' to work in gift for Waldo Canyon fire victim

    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    Jane Neff calls them "good intentions" - all those pieced blocks and tops that quilters hope to finish someday, but never do. Most of such craft work disappears into closets never to be seen again until they end up in a garage sale or maybe an antique store. Neff, a retired teacher,...

  • Keeping documents, artifacts safe when disaster hits

    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Tim Blevins and Dennis Daily, who manage the special collections at the Penrose Library, carry small pocket-size planners at all times. When unfurled, they have access to everything they need to know in case of disaster - how to call FEMA and first responders, facilities layouts,...

  • UCCS MPA program gets benchmark accreditation

    Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    The Master of Public Administration program at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has been independently accredited. The accreditation is for seven years, the longest possible time, Terry Schwartz, interim dean, said Thursday in an email announcement. The accrediting agency,...

  • Same sex couples thrilled to get married in Pueblo County

    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    It was a historic moment filled with tears, cheers, red roses, and two weddings Friday as Pueblo County followed Boulder and Denver in issuing same-sex marriage licenses for the first time in Colorado. "I love her so. I would marry her a hundred times," said Bea Gallegos smiling at...

  • Girl of the West a time-honored tradition for Pikes Peak Rodeo

    Updated: Fri, Jul 11, 2014

    There's a bit of explaining to do here. Don't call them rodeo queens. They are Girls of the West - ambassadors for the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo that runs through Saturday at the Norris-Penrose Event Center. Kate Watson, 22, has the title. Rachael Braaten is Watson's aide this...

  • Pioneers exhibit offers unique look at Penrose-Tutt partnership

    Updated: Sat, Jul 5, 2014

    Where in the world is Spencer Penrose's bloodshot prosthetic eyeball? It's with the artifacts in the unique exhibit at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum called "The Midas Touch: the Penrose & Tutt Partnership." The exhibit opened on June 28 and runs through December. As the...