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  • Assessment advocate stands by benefits of Common Core testing

    Updated: 30 min ago

    The mounting resistance to the national standardized testing movement she leads doesn't faze Laura Slover. The former high school English teacher has heard it all, and she doesn't buy it. "Assessment is a very important part of teaching. The set of tools being developed are very...

  • Easy Halloween decorations can last into late fall

    By Jennifer Mulson -

    Halloween isn't just for kids anymore - it's become a real treat for grown-ups, too. The holiday has become one of America's favorites, and folks are ready and willing to spend money on it. "It's changed a lot," said Laurie Baker, customer experience manager at Michaels. "It seems...

  • 'Halo: The Master Chief Collection' has gone Gold, hard drive specs announced

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    Earlier today Microsoft announced details on the upcoming “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” for Xbox One. The game has gone Gold, which means copies are being created on discs for distribution.  A couple of other tidbits of info were gleaned from a letter to Halo fans written...

  • List: Halloween-themed events in Colorado Springs and beyond

    By carlotta olson -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 15, 2014

    In search of a scare? You came to the right place. Here's a list of Halloween-themed events in Colorado Springs and beyond. Did we miss one? Add it in our comments section.  Through Nov. 1: Ghouls Gulch and Sanitarium Haunted House - 3910 Palmer Park Blvd. Go online for times,...

  • Explore at city-wide Colorado Springs Science Festival

    By Jennifer Mulson -
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    If Steve Rothstein has his way, a giant science museum will spring up near downtown within the next five years. In the meantime, the president of the Colorado Springs Science Center busies himself with presenting the center's fifth annual Colorado Springs Science Festival, a...

  • A few more weeks are left for students to enter the Radon Poster Contest

    Debbie Kelley
    Updated: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Colorado students have until Oct. 31 to enter this year's national Radon Poster Contest, designed to raise awareness for radon testing and inform people of the danger of radon in their homes. Children ages 9-14 enrolled in a public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense...

  • Kids and their parents will find laughs in Alexander's 'Very Bad Day'

    By Roger Moore McClatchy Newspapers -
    Published: Fri, Oct 10, 2014

    Starring Ed Oxenbould, Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, Dylan Minnette, Kerris Dorsey, Bella Thorne; directed by Miguel Arteta; 81 minutes; PG for rude humor including some reckless behavior and language Whatever else children take from Judith Viorst's delightful "Alexander and the...

  • Comics, toys to fill tables at Springs con

    Published: Thu, Oct 9, 2014

    Grab your light saber - the Colorado Springs Comic and Toy Con is back. The biannual show, now in its fifth cycle, offers would-be Jedis and Vulcans a chance to congregate and hawk their wares. The most recent local con, in April, drew 2,000 patrons. This fall's con will host more than...

  • MAP: Bedtimes in Colorado

    Dalton Walker
    Updated: Wed, Oct 8, 2014

    I’m getting sleepy typing this. According to a cool bedtime map by the blog, Jawbone, Coloradans go to bed pretty early compared to other parts of the country and get around 7.5 hours of sleep a night. Hey, I’ll take it. Most of Colorado goes to bed around 10:45, Denver and nearby...

  • Tough Talks: Don't wait until a crisis to discuss sensitive subjects with aging parents

    Updated: Mon, Oct 6, 2014

    Mary Troublefield saw the first, subtle signs in her grandfather almost 20 years ago, when he was driving her cross-country. "I was 19, and he was in his 70s. I called my mom afterward and said something like 'He just doesn't have that reaction time like he should,'" said...