More Pikes Peak Parent Articles

  • Colleges seek to improve remedial programs

    KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels' remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College. Only about a quarter of students nationally who take developmental — or remedial — classes ever graduate. The problem is...

  • Total lunar eclipse to be visible in Colorado Monday night

    Jimmy Westlake, Steamboat Today
    Updated: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Total eclipses of the moon are unusual, but not rare. Someone on the Earth gets to see one almost every year, but from any given location, you can expect to see a total lunar eclipse about once every 2 1/2 years on average. The last one seen from Colorado was Dec. 21, 2010, so we’ve...

  • Drive-thru review: Pizza Hut gets wings right with new deep fryers

    By Ken Hoffman King Features Syndicate -
    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Pizza Hut has installed deep fryers in 5,000 of its restaurants, so I opted for an eight-piece order of Crispy Bone-In Buffalo Burnin' Hot wings. Here's the blueprint: breaded chicken wings, deep-fried and tossed in your favorite sauce, wrapped in foil and delivered warm to your door....

  • Face the flat facts: Many styles of low-heeled shoes are popular this year

    By Linda Miller The Oklahoman -
    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    It wasn't that long ago that ballet flats ruled. Now flats in almost every style imaginable are demanding their share of attention. Take your pick from ankle boots, menswear-style loafers, pointed-toe skimmers, oxfords, sling-backs, jellies, ankle-wrap sandals, sleek sneakers,...

  • Dear Donna: Woman makes going out to eat a bit of an ordeal

    By Donna Shugrue Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    Dear Donna, I've started dating a lovely lady whose company I enjoy except for one aspect. She is very picky about how her food is prepared at restaurants. I appreciate that she is a wonderful cook, but it seems as though each time we dine out her instructions on how to prepare the...

  • Subscription sample boxes shake up beauty routines

    By CARYN ROUSSEAU The Associated Press -
    Published: Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    It's a beauty product fan's dream: a monthly box sent to the door filled with samples of lip glosses, face creams, hair treatments and nail polishes. The trend started a few years ago with companies such as Birch Box charging between $10 and $15 a month for subscriptions. But it's...

  • 25% of Colorado foster kids on psychotropic

    Associated Press
    Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    DENVER — A University of Colorado analysis found that more than 25 percent of Colorado's foster children in 2012 were prescribed psychotropic drugs and that about half of the children who were taking antipsychotics drugs were for "off-label" reasons not approved by the federal Food...

  • Districts brace for debut of online state testing

    by Debbie Kelley debbie.kelley@gazette.com
    Updated: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    The three-week window for Colorado's inaugural debut of online-only standardized testing opens Monday, and while a few bugs are expected, some are already biting hard. "It's a beast," said Lori Benton, director of assessment and gifted education for Lewis-Palmer School District 38 in...

  • Students connect with veterans for firsthand look at history

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Apr 13, 2014

    Coronado High School students studying history put down their books this month to hang out with the people who lived it. Students from Jill Haffley's classes spent a day at the Palisades at Broadmoor Park, a senior living community, talking with people who lived through World War II,...

  • Ohio judge orders man to hold 'I AM A BULLY!' sign

    Updated: Sat, Apr 12, 2014

    SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio (AP) — A judge has ordered a man convicted of harassing a neighbor and her disabled children to stand on a street corner with a sign that says he is a bully. Municipal Court Judge Gayle Williams-Byers ordered 62-year-old Edmond Aviv to hold the sign for five hours...

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