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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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Federal grants benefiting education consultants

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Over the past two years, private education consultants took home 35 percent — or $9.4 million — of the $26.6 million in federal money meant to turn around failing schools in Colorado. The money from the U.S. Department of Education is paying for instructional coaches for teachers, leadership coaches for principals, analysts to pore over… Continue Reading Federal grants benefiting education consultants

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Immigrant tuition proposal before CO Senate

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A long-debated proposal about college tuition for illegal immigrants is being debated in the Colorado Senate. But the real test awaits across the hall in the Republican-led House. This year’s immigrant tuition bill would allow residents who are illegal immigrants to attend state universities at tuition rates that are higher than those for in-state students… Continue Reading Immigrant tuition proposal before CO Senate

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Lawmakers are debating whether Colorado illegal immigrants who graduate from state high schools should qualify for college tuition that’s lower than the out-of-state amount. A Senate committee led by Democrats will hear the proposal Thursday and decide whether it should move forward. The Democratic bill would a separate tuition category that is a bit higher… Continue Reading Tuition for illegal immigrants to be debated in CO

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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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