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CSU-Pueblo close to choosing new president

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The Board of Governors for the Colorado State University system is choosing among three finalists to become the next president of CSU-Pueblo. The board could vote on a new president at a meeting Wednesday. The candidates are Nevada State College interim President Lesley Di Mare, University of Alaska-Anchorage Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Michael Driscoll… Continue Reading CSU-Pueblo close to choosing new president

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Colorado to audit online K-12 schools

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The Legislative Audit Committee’s going online. The committee approved a request yesterday by Seante President Brandon Shaffer of Longmont to perform an emergency audit of online public schools operating in Colorado. Shaffer requested the audit after reviewing state reports that raise concerns about the efficacy of some of the online program. “When I was in… Continue Reading Colorado to audit online K-12 schools

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The military is investigating allegations that two senior officials at the Air Force Academy provided misleading information about faculty credentials to an organization that accredits colleges and universities, The Associated Press has learned. A document obtained by the AP says the Air Force inspector general ordered a formal investigation into complaints that the academy’s dean… Continue Reading AFA under investigation for misleading faculty credentials

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Business students at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are interested in sports management, PGA golf management and information systems. Continue Reading Golf management, information systems top majors at UCCS business school

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Panel: Strict school discipline should be scrapped

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Colorado lawmakers and police said Monday that strict disciplinary policies at schools created after the Columbine High School shootings should be scaled back or scrapped and that administrators should have more control over student punishment. The state laws put in place after high-profile cases of youth violence have tied the hands of school administrators with… Continue Reading Panel: Strict school discipline should be scrapped

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AFA ranks in top colleges list – again

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The Air Force Academy is ranked No.1  in the nation by high school guidance counselors and second in the nation by  aeronautical and astronautical engineers. Those were just two among many other top-tier rankings the Academy claimed in  U.S. News & World Report’s Best College Rankings for 2012. The high school counselor rankings category was added… Continue Reading AFA ranks in top colleges list – again

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Folks in 40 rural communities in Colorado will now have access to employment information through the Virtual Workforce Centers. The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment announced the introduction of computer workstations called Virtual Workforce Centers at more than 40 participating libraries across Colorado, in mostly rural areas. The Virtual Workforce Centers, set to debut… Continue Reading Virtual Workforce Centers aim to reach out to rural job seekers

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Colorado voters will decide in November whether they want to increase their taxes to pay for schools. Known as Prop 103, the ballot initiative would increase corporate and personal income tax rates from 4.63 percent to 5 percent – the same rate as 1999. Bright Colorado, the group that organized the petition drive, said that,… Continue Reading Colorado voters asked for tax hikes to fund schools

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Cheyenne Mountain High School teen Sara Volz was named a 2011 high school inventor by Popular Science magazine and is featured in the September issue. Sara, 16, has been conducting research on alternative fuels for the past year and built her own photobioreactor. She’s been working with Colorado State University faculty and staff on finding… Continue Reading Springs teen named 2011 inventor by Popular Science magazine

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CSU breaks research funding records

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Colorado State University grew its annual research spending nearly 10 percent his year, the fourth year that expenditures topped $300 million. The university has spent $2330.8 million during the current fiscal year, a record high for CSU, one of the top research universities in the nation. Research spending at CSU has increased 24 percent, even… Continue Reading CSU breaks research funding records

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