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Colorado has received a $2.9 million grant from the federal government’s “Race to the Top: Early Learning Challenge.” The money will be used during the next four years to accelerate the state’s plan to improve school readiness. The money will increase access to high-quality early learning programs and help develop the capacity of those people,… Continue Reading Colorado receives $29.9 million ‘Race to Top’ grant

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Colorado College, located in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, is developing a long-term transportation plan and is seeking community comments. The public is invited to an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 4 in Slocum Hall, 130 E. Cache La Poudre Street, for an overview of the college’s study planning process and… Continue Reading Colorado College seeks transportation plan comment

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AFA wins higher-ed diversity award

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The Air Force Academy received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award from Insight magazine. Insight is one of the oldest diversity-focused publications in higher education. The award honors colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. The academy will be featured, along with 47 other recipients, in Insight’s December issue.… Continue Reading AFA wins higher-ed diversity award

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs has four finalists for the position of provost. The provost recommends and oversees the instruction, research and academic support budgets and assists the Chancellor in working with the Board of Regents and the Colorado Department of Higher Education. The Provost also serves as campus liaison with the Provosts and… Continue Reading Chancellor seeks public feedback about provost finalists

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The Neumann Education Foundation received a boost in support this week, when all the superintendents at school districts in El Paso County signed a resolution for the nonprofit. Founded by Dave Neumann, a former Air Force Academy professor and owner of Neumann Systems Group, the nonprofit wants to put iPads in the hands of all… Continue Reading Neumann foundation gets approval from superintendents

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Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation has appointed C.J. Pascoe, Colorado College assistant professor of sociology, to its newly created research advisory board. The board is made up of seven scholars from a variety of disciplines who will advise the foundation based on “sound theory and research,” according to an announcement from the foundation.  The… Continue Reading Colorado College’s C.J. Pascoe joins board for Lady Gaga’s Foundation

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In the past 30 years, women have caught up to men in the professions of business, law and medical sciences. But they have not made the same gains in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Continue Reading Leaders, educators help engineer future workforce

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When more than 5,000 people showed up last year to the Cool Science Carnival Day, organizers knew they had tapped a desire that eventually could translate into a permanent science center. They had believed for some time that Colorado Springs children and adults wanted science and could not get enough science, and they were right,… Continue Reading Cool Science Festival lays groundwork for future center

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The University of Colorado Colorado Springs will offer about 30 scholarships annually for past and current military service members interested in pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Scholarships, up to $10,000 annually with the potential to renew, will be awarded based on financial need and a student’s interest in pursuing an undergraduate STEM… Continue Reading UCCS offers scholarships to military personnel pursuing STEM degrees

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The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs student government will host a debate among at-large candidates for a seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents. The one-hour debate is at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 in Centennial Hall, Room 108 on the UCCS campus, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Parking will be available in lots… Continue Reading UCCS student government hosts regent candidate debate Monday

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