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Everest lays off 105 employees from local center

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Everest lays off  105 employees  from local center

Everest University Online has laid off 105 employees at its Colorado Springs contact center, amid months of state and federal investigations into the business practices of the online school’s parent company, Corinthian Colleges Inc. Despite ongoing legal inquiries, the Santa Ana, Calif.-based corporation blames the downsizing on slowing enrollment across the industry, according to Kent… Continue Reading Everest lays off 105 employees from local center

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PPCC leads local Kauffman-Ice House charge

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PPCC leads local Kauffman-Ice House charge

Envision a future in which all incoming community college students study entrepreneurialism, learning to think creatively and bring a culture of innovation to the workforce. Pikes Peak Community College is working with three national organizations to make that a reality. Missouri-based Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative and Clifton Taulbert’s Building Community Institute… Continue Reading PPCC leads local Kauffman-Ice House charge

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UCCS receives $50K grant to further geographic education

The UCCS Colorado Geographic Alliance received an inaugural collaborative planning grant of $50,000 from the National Geographic Education Foundation. The grant — one of three awarded to members of the Network of Alliances for Geographic Education — will help to further “creative, forward-thinking concepts and ideas in support of the teaching and learning of geography,”… Continue Reading UCCS receives $50K grant to further geographic education

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Early Colleges expands at home and elsewhere

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Early Colleges expands at home and elsewhere

Colorado Springs Early Colleges, a charter high school system led by City Council President Keith King, partnered with a national nonprofit earlier this month to purchase the Springs Business Park for $6.7 million. “This will enable us to serve more kids here in Colorado Springs,” said King, administrator of Early Colleges. “By us buying this… Continue Reading Early Colleges expands at home and elsewhere

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USAFA to host character, leadership conference

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USAFA to host character, leadership conference

The 21st Annual National Character and Leadership Symposium will take place from Feb. 26 to Feb. 28 at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The National Character and Leadership Symposium brings together distinguished scholars, military leaders, corporate executives, world-class athletes and others to explore a character-related theme. This year’s theme is Character Overcoming Conflict: Individual Stories,… Continue Reading USAFA to host character, leadership conference

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BSCS nonprofit lands national STEM partnership

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BSCS nonprofit lands national STEM partnership

Colorado Springs-based nonprofit Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) has been named partner of multi-sector STEM-training network 100Kin1o. The company is one of the latest to join 100Kin10’s mission to train 100,000 American science, technology, engineering and math teachers by 2021, according to a BSCS news release. “We are extremely honored and very excited to be named a… Continue Reading BSCS nonprofit lands national STEM partnership

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Report: STEM growth will require more grads

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Report: STEM growth will require more grads

The Colorado Department of Higher Education released Wednesday its second annual Skills for Jobs legislative report, highlighting trends in workforce development and projecting how demand might change the state’s future necessity. Although the report found that the state is meeting its current postsecondary completion quota for STEM–science, technology, engineering and mathematics–professionals entering the workforce, it… Continue Reading Report: STEM growth will require more grads

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UCCS, Northrop Grumman forge partnership

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UCCS, Northrop Grumman forge partnership

International security company Northrop Grumman Corp., a leading contractor in Colorado’s aerospace and defense industry, has named UCCS as one of the company’s Core University Partners. The fellowship of the two Colorado Springs mainstays, announced Tuesday during an event at UCCS, is a strategy to bolster the region’s workforce and an investment in the future… Continue Reading UCCS, Northrop Grumman forge partnership

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21st-century forum draws crowd, teaches

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21st-century forum draws crowd, teaches

The next generation of entrepreneurs, investment bankers, scientists and doctors attended the 21st Century Skills Forum on Jan. 10 at UCCS. About 800 high school students from six local districts, including Woodland Park, converged on the campus to hear keynote speaker Kent Fortune, vice president and general manager of USAA’s Springs campus, and attend two… Continue Reading 21st-century forum draws crowd, teaches

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UCCS ranks high nationally in engineering, nursing

Online graduate programs in business, engineering and nursing at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs are among the best in the nation, according to the editors of U.S. News and World Report. “Online education provides a valuable alternative to individuals seeking career advancement while often balancing work and family responsibilities,” Venkat Reddy, assistant vice chancellor,… Continue Reading UCCS ranks high nationally in engineering, nursing

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