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Carol McGraw

Education Reporter

  • Colorado Springs Police investigate fatal shooting at Chelton and Pikes Peak

    Updated: Sat, May 17, 2014

    Colorado Springs Police detectives were probing an overnight shooting that left one man dead. It occurred at about 2 a.m., according to a news release. Police received a report of a "large disturbance and shooting in the vicinity of South Chelton Road and Pikes Peak Avenue," the...

  • AFT urges use of social media to protest kidnapping of Nigerian school girls

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    The American Federation of Teachers is asking people to protest the kidnapping of Nigerian school girls. The AFT and Education International are urging people to take Instagram photos holding a sign saying #BringBackOurGirls, and to post the photos on

  • 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...

  • Asian students aced ACT college readiness benchmarks

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Asian high school grads beat all other  groups in meeting college readiness benchmarks  for  English, reading, math and science in 2013 according to a study by ACT. The report shows that 58 percent of 2013 Asian high school graduates met at least three of the  College Readiness...

  • Space Day and Urban Advantage events at Museum of Nature & Science

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

      Denver Museum of Nature & Science is hosting a Space Day  and Urban Advantage  science celebrations for kids  Saturday, May 10 The  event will include a visit to the planetarium, a Maya Astronomy  presentation, spacecraft design activity using gumdrops,  classes on solar...

  • Colorado Math Olympiad winners announced by UCCS

    Updated: Wed, May 7, 2014

    Winners of the  31st annual Colorado Math Olympiad held recently at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs were announced recently during a campus award ceremony. The Olympiad, attended by  252 middle and high school students from Colorado and the Alabama School of Mathematics and...

  • 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...