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Carol McGraw

Education Reporter

  • Colorado Springs-area student earns spot at prestigious science fair (plus list of state winners)

    Yesterday

    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...

  • Colorado Springs teacher goes public with reasons for resignation

    Updated: Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    A poignant resignation letter that Colorado Springs teacher Pauline Hawkins wrote and posted on her blog Monday talks about her love of teaching and the pride she has in her students, colleagues, school and district. And yet, she writes that she is resigning her post after 11 years...

  • Feline fans vie to be cats' forever family

    Updated: Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    The celebrity mousers are doing just fine, thank you. And soon they'll be going to new homes. The cats in question, Stewie and Capone, have been the center of much attention because of their bad luck and subsequent rescues by two animal shelters. Their fans have been asking about...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Metalwork a fixture of St. Patrick's Day Parade in Colorado Springs

    Updated: Thu, Mar 13, 2014

    How many ways can you create a leprechaun out of galvanized sheet metal? Plenty, according to students at the Colorado Sheet Metal Joint Apprenticeship and Training Institute. Students there have entertained St. Patrick's Day Parade crowds in Colorado Springs with their float...

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