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CU projection defines barriers to city success

Colorado Springs and its neighboring communities will face challenges on the way to economic prosperity in 2015, according to a recent economic outlook report by the Business Research Division of CU-Boulder. The report, released last month during a forum at the university, included predictable optimism about future growth in the Denver metro area, but more… Continue Reading CU projection defines barriers to city success

PPCC plotting aggressive strategies

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PPCC plotting aggressive strategies

Pikes Peak Community College has several plans in the works to educate people, ranging from teaching graphic arts to raising chickens to helping veterans after their service in the field. Later this month, PPCC President Lance Bolton will testify before the Capital Development Committee at the Colorado Legislature, requesting state funding for a proposed project… Continue Reading PPCC plotting aggressive strategies

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Economy up, college enrollments down

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Economy up, college enrollments down

Higher education enrollment rates in the U.S. continued to trend downward for the third consecutive year in fall 2014, according to recent reports, and experts are pointing to an improved economy as the culprit. A report published last month by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center illustrated the nuances of the estimated 1.3 percent decline… Continue Reading Economy up, college enrollments down

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Sports management all business at UCCS

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Sports management all business at UCCS

Taryn Duncan credits her love of sports to a childhood filled with opening days at Coors Field with her dad. She would go on to play prep softball and, while it was the team at UCCS that caught the Littleton native’s attention, it was the school’s sports management program that earned her devotion. Duncan, 24,… Continue Reading Sports management all business at UCCS

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SAGE aims for Grade A service, results

SAGE Affordable Tutoring owner Phillip Hutcherson and his wife, Frances, were the first in their families to go to college. Hutcherson was only the second generation in his family to graduate high school. Growing up poor in Texas and New Mexico was his motivation to escape his condition, and education would be his means.  … Continue Reading SAGE aims for Grade A service, results

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Mayor to honor city’s young leaders

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Mayor to honor city’s young leaders

The City of Colorado Springs has announced the nominees for its inaugural Mayor’s Young Leader Awards, five of whom will be honored during an event Wednesday. One person will be chosen in each of the five award categories — future industries, economic impact, creative industry, innovation in education and innovation in sports and wellness. Winners will… Continue Reading Mayor to honor city’s young leaders

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Health care IT scholarships available

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Health care IT scholarships available

The Colorado Health Information Management Systems Society, a cause-based, global nonprofit dedicated to health information technology (IT) thought leadership, education, events, market research and promotion, is taking applications for a scholarship that will be awarded to a student of health IT this year. The society is committed to supporting the professional development of health care IT professionals… Continue Reading Health care IT scholarships available

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King charter school purchases real estate

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King charter school purchases real estate

Three charter schools affiliated with Colorado Early Colleges are purchasing their buildings this week for $17.3 million, said Administrator Keith King. The three schools are in Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Parker. Colorado Springs Early Colleges is in its eighth year of helping students receive associates degrees for free while still in high school, King… Continue Reading King charter school purchases real estate

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Daniels Fund approves $1.25 million UCCS ethics grant

The board of directors for Denver-based Daniels Fund recently approved $11 million to continue the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative, including a $1.25 million grant provided to the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Prior to announcing its decision Dec. 8, the Daniels Fund’s board evaluated the success of the five-year pilot program at eight universities and opted to… Continue Reading Daniels Fund approves $1.25 million UCCS ethics grant

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Corinthian to sell 56 schools, including here

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Corinthian to sell 56 schools, including here

After months of uncertainty and pressure from the federal government to wind down its operations, for-profit university system Corinthian Colleges Inc. has contracted to sell 56 of its U.S. schools, including two in Colorado Springs. The California-based company made the announcement Nov. 20 that it has agreed to sell the campuses and their assets for… Continue Reading Corinthian to sell 56 schools, including here

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