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Students connect with veterans for firsthand look at history

News: Education Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

Coronado High School students studying history put down their books this month to hang out with...

Colleges seek to improve remedial programs

News: Education Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

BALTIMORE (AP) — The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels'...

A baby shower from the heart: Expectant military moms pampered

News: Local News Updated: Mon, Apr 7, 2014

With two young boys at home, a set of twins due at the end of May and an active-duty husband on his fourth tour to Afghanistan, 24-year-old Ashley Kopec has her hands full.

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

News: Education 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 health...

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Life Updated: Tue, Mar 25, 2014

Here are links to help keep you and your family busy, including things to do and places to hold birthday celebrations. It is not a comprehensive list, but there are lots of options.

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  • Children's Chorale channel Vivaldi

    3 p.m. Sunday, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St.; $10, $5 students; 633-3562. Almost 50 local singers from the Colorado Springs Children's Chorale are headed to Italy this summer. To help prepare them for the June journey, they'll perform works by Antonio Vivaldi in "Voci Di Bambini" (voices of the children) Sunday at First...

  • Colorado Springs teen barters rare Lego for set of wheels

    A few months ago, 15-year-old Wes Crockett had no idea where a wacky idea he had for a school project would lead. The ending couldn't have turned out better. Last week, a local charity, Crosses for Losses, got something it needed: an ambulance. On Tuesday, Wes got something he really wanted: a vehicle. It all happened from bartering with...

  • Free literacy festival designed to inspire and enhance the love of reading for all ages

    A free, interactive community event designed to inspire and enhance the love of reading for all ages will be held Saturday at Centennial Hall on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus. The multi-cultural literacy festival, called "Minds, Spines and Rhymes: Reading for the 21st Century," is open to students in grades 1-8, along...

  • Student accepted at all 8 Ivy League schools

    SHIRLEY, N.Y. — A 17-year-old Long Island student has applied to and was accepted at all eight Ivy League schools. Kwasi Enin of Shirley began hearing from the schools on March 27. The William Floyd High School senior tells Newsday ( ) that he couldn't believe it when "the yesses kept coming." Brown, Columbia,...

  • Yoga ideal for pregnant women and new moms

    It's Wednesday morning in Old Colorado City, and 10 new moms and their babies have arrived with their yoga mats. As the moms flow through sun salutations, warriors, eagle-armed airplanes and pigeon poses, their babies sprawl, sit and crawl across the room. Mamas take turns introducing themselves and their babies and talk about what's new....

  • Soda sales in US decline at faster pace

    NEW YORK - Americans cut back on soda at an accelerated pace last year, underscoring the difficulties Coca-Cola and PepsiCo face in winning back customers. U.S. sales volume of carbonated soft drinks fell 3 percent in 2013, extending a streak of declines that began nearly a decade ago. It also represents a steeper drop than the 1.2 percent...

  • Workshop at Cheyenne Mountain High School will focus on bragging as an art form

    Bragging about yourself can sound silly or conceited. But when it's done right, it becomes an art, says Peggy Klaus. "Usually people think of 'brag' as a four-letter word, but to brag well is absolutely essential in terms of competing and succeeding in the world today," she said in a phone interview Monday. The motivational speaker and...

  • Girl talks to pope on immigration, then dad freed

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a 10-year-old California girl traveled to the Vatican to plead with Pope Francis for help as her father faced deportation, the man was released Friday on bond from immigration detention. Mario Vargas was freed from a detention facility in Louisiana after he posted $5,000 bond. A relative who saw the girl on...

  • Sandboxes bring maps to life

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A generation of Americans, now adults, grew up playing in sandboxes. The structures, which fostered the creative energy of thousands of future architects, geologists and geographers have fallen out of popularity in the past few decades, largely disappearing from playgrounds around the nation. The playground...


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