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Apple’s iPads could be the best thing to hit classrooms since the chalkboard’s debut in 1801 — and a new educational foundation wants to make sure every elementary school kid in El Paso County has a tablet computer… Continue Reading Foundation seeks help bringing iPads to classrooms

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Metropolitan State College of Denver is considering a tuition cut for illegal-immigrant students. The proposal being considered by an advisory board on Wednesday would cut rates by more than half. Students would have to prove they are high school graduates and have lived in the state for at least three years. The rate would still… Continue Reading Illegal immigrant tuition reviewed by Metro State

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Pikes Peak Community College packs a $323 million economic punch to El Paso County, and that’s just a portion of the $3 billion annual economic impact that community colleges bring to Colorado. Continue Reading Community colleges pack $3 billion economic punch

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Twenty-five master’s-level students from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs have been investigating the local issue of oil and gas exploration. They will reveal their findings at a public meeting at 4:45 p.m. May 11 in Dwire Hall on the campus. The students began with the premise that El Paso County stands to benefit… Continue Reading UCCS MBA students investigate local oil and gas exploration

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President Barack Obama will make a three-state swing next week to call on Congress to prevent interest rates on student loans from doubling. The White House says Obama will speak at universities in North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa. All three are key general election battleground states. College-aged voters are also a critical constituency for the… Continue Reading Obama to launch student loan interest rate effort

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Colorado College graduate Cynthia Lowen will tell her story of what it was like to make the much-talked-about documentary “Bully,” which details the effects of bullying in school. The lecture is at 2 p.m., May 6, in Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. Lowen is the writer and producer of the documentary, which… Continue Reading CC grad, writer-producer of “Bully” to speak on the making of the film

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Harrison superintendent moves to Dallas

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The superintendent of Harrison District 2, located in southeast Colorado Springs, has taken a job as the superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District. Mike Miles was named the sole finalist for the position of superintendent of schools in Dallas and is now starting a 21-day waiting period before a contract will be signed. Once… Continue Reading Harrison superintendent moves to Dallas

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The Greater Colorado Springs Chamber and Economic Development Corp. will host its quarterly Pikes Peak Regional Manufacturing Consortium May 4. The forum, which is directed at regional manufacturing companies and area educators, will be at Pikes Peak Community College’s south campus on S. Academy Boulevard, and has the theme “Developing a Skilled Workforce.” In January, at… Continue Reading Manufacturing forum aims to discuss a future workforce

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CU officials to try again on tuition increases

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University of Colorado officials say they plan to try again after a plan to raise tuition nearly 16 percent ran into opposition. Republican Regent Sue Sharkey told lawmakers on the House Education Committee on Monday that regents are backing off the increase because of a public outcry over plans to use some of the money… Continue Reading CU officials to try again on tuition increases

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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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