Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia today announced One Book 4 Colorado, an effort to provide a new book to every four year old in Colorado while simultaneously supporting parents as their child's first teacher.
"Something as simple as putting a book in the hand of a young child can inspire... more »
READING, Kan. (AP) - The power is back on in Reading, Kansas, after a tornado struck last night.
Authorities say it destroyed at least 20 homes and killed one person.
The twister was produced by a system of severe thunderstorms that pelted eastern Kansas with hail that some... more »
The Pikes Peak Library District opens its doors to the dogs, and children absolutely love it. Inside the library, a special program called Paws to Read encourages kids to speak aloud, and for one girl, this was her first time.
You would not know by the look of her... more »
There's mixed news on the latest ACT college entrance exams.
A report out Tuesday says average ACT scores inched downward this year, but more students who took the test proved ready for college.
While the findings appear contradictory, the exam's authors point to a growing and more diverse... more »
It's a pretty simple formula, an education can equal success, but right now for Colorado students, some variables are missing.
"If students don't have the foundation skills to do post-secondary work, they're not going to succeed." Tim Griffin, executive director of strategic management at Pikes Peak Community College.
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"I prepared myself to graduate high school, I didn't prepare myself to go to college," says Bryant Hopson.
If they were being honest, a third of Colorado students entering college would say that. Those numbers are according to an annual report from the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. It... more »
An annual report by the Colorado Commission for Higher Education says roughly one-third of Colorado students entering college need remedial help in a core subject. Among Colorado high school graduates who enrolled in two-year colleges in Colorado in fall 2008, about 53 needed remedial help in math, reading or writing.... more »
Federal stimulus money is being spent in Colorado Springs to encourage students and their parents to read together. Harrison School District 2 has teamed up with the Pikes Peak Library District to create the Discover Your Library program. Students are encouraged to spend time getting to know their local libraries... more »