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Toni & Guy Academy plans move to central Springs

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The Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy is moving from its far south Colorado Springs location into a three-story building at Union and Academy boulevards. The move allows the academy to double its space to nearly 18,000 square feet, and give the school a more campus-like feel, said Sandy Chandler, academy owner and director. The academy… Continue Reading Toni & Guy Academy plans move to central Springs

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Federal grants benefiting education consultants

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Over the past two years, private education consultants took home 35 percent — or $9.4 million — of the $26.6 million in federal money meant to turn around failing schools in Colorado. The money from the U.S. Department of Education is paying for instructional coaches for teachers, leadership coaches for principals, analysts to pore over… Continue Reading Federal grants benefiting education consultants

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Immigrant tuition proposal before CO Senate

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A long-debated proposal about college tuition for illegal immigrants is being debated in the Colorado Senate. But the real test awaits across the hall in the Republican-led House. This year’s immigrant tuition bill would allow residents who are illegal immigrants to attend state universities at tuition rates that are higher than those for in-state students… Continue Reading Immigrant tuition proposal before CO Senate

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Lawmakers are debating whether Colorado illegal immigrants who graduate from state high schools should qualify for college tuition that’s lower than the out-of-state amount. A Senate committee led by Democrats will hear the proposal Thursday and decide whether it should move forward. The Democratic bill would a separate tuition category that is a bit higher… Continue Reading Tuition for illegal immigrants to be debated in CO

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Putting territorial issues aside, Pikes Peak Community College and Pueblo Community College announced a partnership aimed at helping educate workers for the the manufacturing community … Continue Reading Pikes Peak and Pueblo colleges partner to train manufacturing workforce

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The newly merged Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corps should make K-12 public education a top priority, the chamber’s top official said. Dave Csintyan, president and CEO of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, said the business community needs to partner with public schools to ensure a well-trained future work force.… Continue Reading Csintyan: New Chamber/EDC should focus on education

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Budget documents from 20 Colorado school districts show taxpayers spent more than $5.8 million over the past five years for the activities of teachers unions, expenses that were mostly covered by their collective bargaining agreements. The costs ranged from $1.3 million in the Douglas County School District since 2007 to zero in the Mesa County… Continue Reading Report: Colo taxpayers pay millions in union costs

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Colorado has been passed over in its third attempt to earn a share of federal “Race to the Top” education grants. Colorado is not among the nine states that will share $500 million in grant money intended to jump-start improvements in early childhood education. The White House announced the winning states Friday. Janelle Asmus of… Continue Reading Colorado again passed over for fed education grant

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CU studies how other schools deal with 4/20

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The University of Colorado, as it tries to find ways to end the annual and unsanctioned smoke-out on campus, has turned to other universities that are also plagued with large gatherings on 4/20. And while CU officials and student leaders say there are lessons to be learned from how other schools handle 4/20 events, they… Continue Reading CU studies how other schools deal with 4/20

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Bennet wants new visas for students

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U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is unveiling a bill that would help keep foreign students with high-tech skills in the United States. Bennet says the bill being unveiled Tuesday will create a new category of visas for students graduating with specialties in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. He says the bill will help fill Colorado’s increasing… Continue Reading Bennet wants new visas for students

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