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Carol McGraw

Education Reporter

  • Douglas County District voucher program goes to the state Supreme Court

    Updated: Fri, Mar 28, 2014

      Colorado’s  Supreme Court will  hear arguments on the constitutionality of the Douglas County  School District voucher program. The court will decide if  Taxpayers for Public Education and others have the right to challenge the voucher program.  The school  board initiated...

  • Rescued Pueblo kitten stars at Camp Whiskers and Wags in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    Stewie, a 6-month-old kitten, is known as a survivor. He was rescued from a home where another kitten was allegedly killed by a Pueblo resident who goes on trial in June on charges of aggravated animal cruelty. On Tuesday, Stewie took on the role of celebrity teacher at the Pikes...

  • Number of Colorado kids living in poverty continues to rise, report says

    Updated: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    More Colorado kids were living in poverty in 2012 than during the worst part of the economic downturn, reflecting that some families continue to struggle, said Sarah Hughes, research director for the Colorado Children's Campaign. While the state has made improvements in education and...

  • Rescued Colorado cat Capone a sweetie

    Updated: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    You'd think his name might be Curly. Just look at those dainty winglike ears flying above his sweet face. But no, his name is Capone. As in the gangster Al Capone. You see Capone - the cat, that is - is a tough guy. The rescued kitty was found shivering and suffering from a nasty...

  • Top books for spring break or anytime

    Updated: Mon, Mar 24, 2014

      Booksource  suggests this list of “Spring Fever Books” for kids and teachers. It’s based on what is being read nationwide from grades K-12. l.  “Elephants Cannot  Dance” preschool-2:  Piggie tries to teach Gerald the elephant a few new dance...

  • 10 to be inducted into Colorado Women's Hall of Fame

    Updated: Thu, Mar 20, 2014

    Julia Archibald Holmes was the first woman in recorded history, to climb Pikes Peak. Elizabeth Wright Ingraham designed 150 buildings in Colorado Springs, and Christine Arguello was the first Hispanic appointed to the Federal District Court. The three women, all with ties to Colorado...

  • CDE invites educators and community to live chat about digital literacy

    Updated: Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    Educators and the community are invited to a Colorado Department of Education Twitter chat to be held Monday, March 24, at 4 p.m. The topic is using digital literacy to empower students to become workforce ready. To participate go to twitter.com and enter #Coedchat in the search box. If...

  • Legal conference on special needs students

    Updated: Wed, Mar 19, 2014

    What are all the legal ramifications of having a special needs child in school? Parents, legal  advocates, legal professionals are invited to attend the  Special Education Legal Conference to be held April 24 in Denver. Among the topics will be: avoiding conflict to have a smooth IEP...

  • Colorado College professors score $500k grants to study soil bacteria

    Updated: Mon, Mar 17, 2014

    One could say that two Colorado College colleagues have received a $507,653 grant to study things that once lurked in dirt. But, as with all things science related, it's way more complicated and astounding than that. Phoebe Lostroh, associate professor of biology, and Kristine...

  • Monument school district taps Englewood for new superintendent

    Published: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    Lewis-Palmer School District 38 has chosen a new superintendent. The D-38 board voted unanimously Wednesday to hire Karen Brofft, assistant superintendent of Englewood Schools near Denver, for the top job. Confirmation of the contract is expected next week. "We are very excited...

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