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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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Two Colorado State University professors are using a Colorado developed technology to uncover ancient secrets in Mexico. Christopher Fisher and Stephen Leisz used Light Detection and Radar technology to document thousands of architectural features from an ancient city in western Mexico that will provide insights into the formation of the pre-Hispanic Purepecha empire, andhelp unravel… Continue Reading Colorado State professors use Colo. company for ancient city research

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Colo. schools luring more foreign students

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CO schools luring more foreign students A new Colorado law freeing state universities to recruit more international students has prompted schools to begin aggressively courting foreigners who want to study in the United States — and pay higher tuition. The Daily Camera reports (http://goo.gl/g2DLu ) that Colorado State University is seriously considering hiring an outside… Continue Reading Colo. schools luring more foreign students

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The National Federation for Independent Business is now accepting applications for its Young Entrepreneur’s scholarship. The federation awards scholarships between $1,000 and $10,000 to high school seniors who are running their own business. Scholarship recipients can use the funds to pay tuition at the university, college, community college or vocational institute of their choice, according… Continue Reading Colorado students are eligible for NFIB Young Entrepreneur scholarship

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Obama taking on student loan relief Wednesday

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President Barack Obama is outlining a plan Wednesday to allow millions of student loan recipients to lower their payments and consolidate their loans, in hopes of easing the burden of the No. 2 source of household debt. The move to assist struggling graduates and students could help Obama shore up re-election support among young voters,… Continue Reading Obama taking on student loan relief Wednesday

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