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King charter school purchases real estate

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

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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UCCS gets $70,000 grant from Northrop Grumman

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs announced an executive from aerospace firm Northrop Grumman will visit the Colorado Springs campus Wednesday to present the school a $70,000 grant. Dan Verwiel, vice president and general manager of the company’s Integrated Air and Missile Defense division, will be presenting the research grant for faculty-led research to Chancellor… Continue Reading UCCS gets $70,000 grant from Northrop Grumman

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Colorado College receives $5 million donation for library

Colorado College President Jill Tiefenthaler announced this week that the college has received a $5 million commitment from an anonymous donor to support a renovation of its Tutt Library. The commitment is the largest outright gift to the college from a living individual to date. Plans for the library renovation, which will total $45 million,… Continue Reading Colorado College receives $5 million donation for library

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Report: Springs ninth most-educated city in U.S.

In its 2014 Most and Least Educated Cities report, financial social network Wallet Hub found Colorado Springs to be the country’s eighth most-educated city. The study ranked the city’s education level at ninth and ranked 31 in quality of education, according to the report. Colorado Springs was also found by the study to have America’s fourth-highest percentage… Continue Reading Report: Springs ninth most-educated city in U.S.

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Corinthian Colleges issue company-wide furlough

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In an attempt to address the cash-flow concerns of Corinthian Colleges Inc., company executives told its employees last week that a furlough would be required from Sept. 14-21, according to a confidential email sent to employees of the for-profit college system. The furlough will affect all employees except faculty members, according to the email sent… Continue Reading Corinthian Colleges issue company-wide furlough

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Away from TV, Meister still delivers news

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Away from TV, Meister still delivers news

Some may not see the connection between weather forecasting and organizational communication. For Matt Meister, however, the two aren’t mutually exclusive. The former KRDO chief meteorologist began in April as director of communications for Falcon School District 49. In his new position, Meister hopes to transfer his ability to clearly deliver important information from the… Continue Reading Away from TV, Meister still delivers news

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Space Foundation costume ball to benefit STEM education

If space fantasy and science fiction is your thing, the Space Foundation’s costume ball will make your Halloween complete. The Third Annual Space and Science Fiction Costume Ball will take place from 7-11 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Drive. Proceeds will benefit space-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM… Continue Reading Space Foundation costume ball to benefit STEM education

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Flight training school experiences big growth

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Flight training school experiences big growth

Peak Aviation Center, through the acquisition of two aircraft over the past several months, has grown rapidly to become the county’s largest civilian flight instruction school. Since beginning in 2006 with four employees and 2,000 annual flight training hours, owners Allen Mathews and Pat Carlile have grown the operation to 16 employees, 4,000 flight training… Continue Reading Flight training school experiences big growth

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