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The Space Foundation’s education and tourism missions are about to take flight. Continue Reading Space Foundation combines its education, tourism missions

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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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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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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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Teacher tenure rules before CO lawmakers

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New teacher tenure rules proposed for Colorado are getting their first review by state lawmakers who asked for them. A House-Senate panel is meeting Monday afternoon to look at the proposed four-tier review standards for teachers. The state board of education approved the new evaluation standards to decide when teachers get employment protections sometimes called… Continue Reading Teacher tenure rules before CO lawmakers

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The newly merged Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corps should make K-12 public education a top priority, the chamber’s top official said. Dave Csintyan, president and CEO of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, said the business community needs to partner with public schools to ensure a well-trained future work force.… Continue Reading Csintyan: New Chamber/EDC should focus on education

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Colo. awarded small federal education grant

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Colorado has been awarded a federal education grant worth nearly $18 million — after being passed over three times for bigger awards from the “Race To The Top” competition. The award announced Friday will be used to help pay for Colorado’s new statewide teacher evaluation system. It will also go toward math and science education.… Continue Reading Colo. awarded small federal education grant

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Budget documents from 20 Colorado school districts show taxpayers spent more than $5.8 million over the past five years for the activities of teachers unions, expenses that were mostly covered by their collective bargaining agreements. The costs ranged from $1.3 million in the Douglas County School District since 2007 to zero in the Mesa County… Continue Reading Report: Colo taxpayers pay millions in union costs

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UCCS graduates 1st healthcare-management class

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The first participants in a new healthcare management program coordinated by the University of Colorado at Colorado Spring School of business graduated Thursday. The UCCS school of business collaborated with local healthcare organizations and businesses to design a certificate program of five courses over two months designed to prepare healthcare professionals new supervisory and management… Continue Reading UCCS graduates 1st healthcare-management class

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