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College tuitions increasing as much as 21%

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Tuition at the state’s colleges and universities is likely to jump 21 percent to compensate for education cuts to the state budget. The state cut $50 million in funding from the University of Colorado’s budget in fiscal year 2008-09 and an additional $71 million the following year. Last week, the state’s colleges submitted financial accountability… Continue Reading College tuitions increasing as much as 21%

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Students could soon learn details of plans to raise tuition at Colorado state colleges and universities. The Colorado Department of Higher Education is expected to release the plans Wednesday. Department spokeswoman Dawn Taylor Owens tells the Pueblo Chieftain that the Colorado School of Mines was the only eligible school that hasn’t asked for permission to… Continue Reading Statewide college tuition hikes expected

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Ex-teacher wins suit against Colo. Springs schools

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A Colorado Springs man has been awarded more than $300,000 in a lawsuit claiming he didn’t get jobs in Colorado Springs School District 11 because he’s black. A federal jury in Denver found in favor of George Christopher Ash, awarding him $303,178 in damages Friday after a weeklong trial. The Gazette in Colorado Springs reports… Continue Reading Ex-teacher wins suit against Colo. Springs schools

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Colo. loses “Race to Top” again

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Colorado has lost out again in the race to win federal “Race to the Top” education grants. The U.S. Department of Education said Tuesday that nine other states and the District of Columbia won the second round. With the exception of Hawaii, all the winning states are in the East. The Colorado Board of Education… Continue Reading Colo. loses “Race to Top” again

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CSU launches executive sustainability program

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Colorado State University is offering a new program aimed at making companies more valuable through sustainable business practices. The new program, called SEE (Sustainability Executive Education), is being offered through CSU’s College of Business and the Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Enterprise. “Business education at Colorado State University is entering a new era today… Continue Reading CSU launches executive sustainability program

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A $26 billion jobs bill signed this week by President Barack Obama could save 2,600 teaching jobs in Colorado. U.S. Rep. Jared Polis says the bill will provide Colorado school districts with $160 million, to be distributed to school districts throughout the state. He said without the bill, class sizes would be larger for students… Continue Reading Colo. school districts get stimulus to save jobs

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The Falcon School District 49 will ask voters to approve a $125 million bond issue in November. The board of education voted yesterday to put the issue on the ballot to finance capital needs from overcrowding. The district reports that it is at 103 percent of capacity in nearly every school. Thirteen schools are higher… Continue Reading D-49 asks for bond issue to relieve overcrowding

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Colo. named ‘Race to the Top’ finalist

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Colorado is among the states that have been named finalists in the second round of the federal “Race to the Top” school reform grant competition. Continue Reading Colo. named ‘Race to the Top’ finalist

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The state’s largest school district is laying off 136 people, about half of them teachers, because of budget cuts. The Jefferson County school board voted late Thursday to approve the cuts because of a $50 million budget shortfall. Eliminating the 136 positions along with reducing bus routes and cutting technology will save $14 million. The… Continue Reading Colo.’s largest school district cutting 136 jobs

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Colorado is taking another shot at winning millions of dollars for education reforms. Officials plan to submit the state’s application today for the second round of the Obama administration’s Race to the Top competition. Colorado placed 14th out a field of 16 finalists in the first round in April. Since then, lawmakers passed a major… Continue Reading Colorado submits 2nd bid for school funding

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