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All Colorado Corinthian colleges for sale as part of agreement

In a deal with the U.S. Department of Education, Corinthian Colleges Inc. has agreed to draw down the remainder of its operations, including the sale of all of its Colorado schools. The agreement stipulates that the Santa Ana-based owner will sell 85 of its for-profit schools and close 12 others within the next six months.… Continue Reading All Colorado Corinthian colleges for sale as part of agreement

All Colorado Corinthian schools for sale

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All Colorado Corinthian schools for sale

In a deal with the U.S. Department of Education, Corinthian College Inc. agreed Thursday to draw down the remainder of its operations, including the sale of all of its Colorado schools. The agreement stipulates that the Santa Ana-based owner will sell 85 of its for-profit schools and close 12 others within the next six months. Among the schools… Continue Reading All Colorado Corinthian schools for sale

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PPCC hires new director of grants

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PPCC hires new director of grants

Tammye Pirie was hired as the director of grants for Pikes Peak Community College. Pirie will oversee the Grant Office and guide PPCC’s grants development and management services as they relate to the solicitations, acquisition and management of governmental funding and support from private funders, focusing on project design, processes, training and oversight required to… Continue Reading PPCC hires new director of grants

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After months of state and federal investigations into its business practices, Corinthian Colleges Inc. has reached an agreement with the U.S. Department of Education to plan the winding down of some of its operations — including its two facilities in Colorado Springs. The deal, announced Monday, stipulates the creation of an operating agreement by July… Continue Reading Everest swims, like its students, in uncertainty

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Everest to remain open pending further federal action

Less than a week after Corinthian Colleges Inc. announced a 21-day federal funding suspension by the U.S. Department of Education, a company executive has said that its more than 100 campuses will remain tentatively operational. In an email to its staff Monday, Corinthian Chairman and CEO Jack Massimino said the company has “reached an agreement in principle… Continue Reading Everest to remain open pending further federal action

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Catamount Institute takes classroom outdoors

Several girls gathered to the west of the giant, muddy puddle that had formed just outside the boundaries of Sondermann Park, where the sounds of Interstate 25 are all but lost alongside the gurgle of Mesa Creek. “I’m not touching any mud,” one said, matter-of-factly. “Me either,” was the response. All of that changed. The… Continue Reading Catamount Institute takes classroom outdoors

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Graduations helpful for hospitality industry

Area college commencements can mean a sizeable economic injection to the hospitality industry. Many businesses, from Monument to the south end of Colorado Springs, have seen a significant increase in customers the past couple weeks. Some of that is simply due to warming weather and the inevitable spike in tourists. But it’s difficult to deny… Continue Reading Graduations helpful for hospitality industry

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Veterans employment expo comes to COS

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Veterans employment expo comes to COS

The Department of Labor and Employment is joining forces with several government agencies this month, including community organizations and nonprofits to produce a Military and Veterans Employment Expo. All veterans, particularly those soon to be discharged and those recently separated are encouraged to attend. The Military and Veterans Employment Expo is structured to be several days… Continue Reading Veterans employment expo comes to COS

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PPCC challenges students to think like entrepreneurs

Gary Schoeniger’s vision of bringing entrepreneurialism to the masses keeps growing every month, and an integral piece of that vision revolves around Pikes Peak Community College. Schoeniger, founder and CEO of the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative, along with Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation Vice President of Entrepreneurship Thom Ruhe, were at the PPCC Centennial campus this month… Continue Reading PPCC challenges students to think like entrepreneurs

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CU names 2014 President’s Teaching Scholars

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Three University of Colorado system educators, including Business Journal guest columnist Raphael Sassower, have been named 2014 President’s Teaching Scholars. Sassower, a philosophy professor at UCCS, was honored along with Lisa Keranen, graduate studies director for CU Denver’s department of communication, and Helen Norton, associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Colorado School… Continue Reading CU names 2014 President’s Teaching Scholars

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