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Carol McGraw

Education Reporter

  • Thank a Colorado teacher this week online

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Like your teachers? Let them know. The Colorado Department of Education is coordinating a statewide  participation in the National Teacher Appreciation campaign May 5 – 9. To hear Gov. John Hickenlooper and  Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia talk about their favorite teachers, and to see...

  • The Laws: Summary of recreational marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington

    Updated: Mon, May 5, 2014

    The laws Summary of recreational marijuana laws in Colorado and Washington: Colorado Regulated by: The Colorado Department of Revenue and Department of Public Health and Environment. Who can buy: Adults who are at least 21. Those with a Colorado ID can buy up to an ounce at a...

  • Political showdowns between school boards, superintendents can leave lingering scars

    Updated: Sun, May 4, 2014

    There are fights about money and what is best for the kids. Communication is lousy. Trust dissolves. Acquaintances take sides. Rumors spread. Media headlines are unflattering. The money in the separation agreement becomes a big deal. When it's over, new relationships bloom. A...

  • State Rep. Waller withdraws from Republican AG race

    Updated: Tue, Apr 29, 2014

    State Rep. Mark Waller of Colorado Springs has withdrawn from the state attorney general GOP primary race to "keep the office in Republican hands," he announced Monday. The decision leaves Chief Deputy Attorney General Cynthia Coffman as the candidate to challenge Democrat Don Quick...

  • Road to Legalization: Many factors, including tax revenue, led to marijuana legalization

    Updated: Mon, Apr 28, 2014

    Colorado and Washington became the first places to legalize recreational marijuana when, in 2012, voters removed prohibition and allowed for-profit companies to produce, distribute and sell a substance that is illegal at the federal level. "What happened in Colorado and Washington...

  • 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...

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