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10 months 1 week ago

Woodland Park says no to marijuana

TELLER COUNTY - Retail marijuana will not be sold in the city limits of Woodland Park. Late Thursday night, the City Council voted 3-2 to ban all growing, testing and retail sales of marijuana as well as the operation of marijuana clubs. The community joins Monument and El Paso...

2 years 1 month ago

Tips for a healthy well

Those who use well water should take some time to have their well water tested. The cost in El Paso County is $20. There are about 14,500 private wells in El Paso County that serve about 39,000 people. Residents with private wells in El Paso County may get...

2 years 2 months ago

How dirty is your purse?

For most women, living without our purse would be a nightmare. We take it everywhere: to school, work, the doctor's office, even the bathroom. Have you ever wondered how many germs your purse picks up in a day? We decided to find out. Three purses. A microbiologist with a...

2 years 8 months ago

Test cheating?

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado Department of Education will be switching to computers to prevent cheating on statewide tests. Associate commissioner Jo O'Brien says teacher consequences are being tied to test scores and the stakes will be higher. The Denver Post reports educators will begin using computers in two years...

2 years 8 months ago

CSAP results are in

CSAP results are out and four schools in the Pikes Peak Region had perfect scores in either reading or writing. Next year, the CSAP will be replaced by another assessment test for grads 3-10. Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP). Click here for a link to learn how schools...

2 years 9 months ago

AIDS testing increases

DENVER (AP) - The Colorado AIDS Project says the number of Coloradans taking an AIDS test is up sharply. Project spokeswoman Monica McCafferty says the number of people being tested has increased from 8,000 four years ago to 13,000 last year. The project offers free testing every weekday...

2 years 11 months ago

Firefighter testing may have been compromised

The Colorado Division of Fire Safety has launched an investigation into testing of firefighters after possible problems were found. The tests allow certification of firefighters in Colorado. An investigation found a testing proctor may have given copies of tests in advance to firefighters attempting to be certified. ...

3 years 2 days ago

CSAP to be replaced by TCAP

Colorado students will still take assessment tests next springs, but not the CSAP. Next year it will be the TCAP, or Transitional Colorado Assessment Program. It will be administered to public school students in grades three through 10. "The transitional test will encourage districts to move forward with...

3 years 7 months ago

New standardized testing system unveiled

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Eighth-grade students in 60 Connecticut schools will take a new standardized test next spring to assess their math and science skills compared to other countries. The U.S. Department of Education picked Connecticut as one of eight states to administer tests for the 2011 Trends in...

3 years 10 months ago

Preventing cancer with vitamins

A new study suggests vitamin B6 could play a large role in preventing lung cancer. A European study of nearly 400,000 adults found having above average blood levels of vitamin B6 and an amino acid called methionine, reduced the risk for lung cancer by 50 percent -- even among...

3 years 11 months ago

State senate legislation would end CSAP testing

The Senate Education Committee has approved legislation to do away with comprehensive student tests and replace them with student assessments. The legislation would end CSAP testing in the ninth, tenth and 11th grades and replace them with what lawmakers say is a more meaningful college readiness curriculum. Educators opposed...

4 years 3 months ago

Scientists begin testing mussels for pollutants

California scientists hope studying 180 black mussels pried from algae-covered rocks in San Francisco Bay will provide clues into how many drugs and chemicals are polluting waters across the nation. Mussels filter water and store contaminants in their tissue, providing a record of pollution in the environment. The creatures are...

4 years 4 months ago

New standardized tests coming to Colorado

The Colorado Department of Education says it plans to implement new standardized tests that could eliminate the Colorado Student Assessment Program, or CSAP. The department said this week that the new tests would not be in the form of CSAP's multiple-choice questions based on as many as 30 topics in...

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