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The Colorado Commission on Higher Education has approved the Falcon extension of Pikes Peak Community College. The new campus will be housed in the former Falcon Middle School, off Highway 24. It will be the fourth campus for PPCC and the first new site in more than 10 years. The location of the campus will… Continue Reading PPCC to add Falcon campus

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Junior Achievement Biz Kid$ initiative

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Biz Kid$, an initiative launched by Junior Achievement, is aimed at educating young people about finances and entrepreneurship. The multi-media initiative includes classroom curricula, a companion public TV series, a Web site and online newsletter. Junior Achievement created the classroom curricula for the initiative and, through its volunteer network, will offer it to teachers and… Continue Reading Junior Achievement Biz Kid$ initiative

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CU won’t flush away $25k

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Boulder venture capitalist Brad Feld has donated $25,000 to the University of Colorado for naming rights and a plaque on the second-floor men’s bathroom in the campus’ newly constructed technology hub. It’s an offer that was flushed away by Feld’s alma mater, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, but C.U. officials took Feld up on the… Continue Reading CU won’t flush away $25k

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If it seems to you that more and more people are moving to Colorado every year, you’re right. The U.S. Census Bureau reported yesterday that that state’s population grew by 2 percent, or 95,267 people, between July 1, 2006, and July 1, 2007. That puts the state’s population at 4.8 million and ranks it as… Continue Reading Colorado population up 2 percent

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Higher education in Colorado accounts for $4.25 billion in wages and salaries, according to a study released yesterday [630Kb pdf] by the Adams Group. The analysis counted 57,675 people working in higher education in Colorado, with another 39,888 indirect or induced jobs. The $4.25 billion figure comes from the assumption that the jobs pay the… Continue Reading State’s higher education creates $4 billion in wages and salaries

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Pima Medical Institute moves

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Pima Medical Institute has moved to a new, expanded location. The privately owned medical school has moved from Printers Parkway and Pikes Peak Avenue to 3770 N. Citadel Drive. “It’s a good move for us, because it brings in foot traffic – the location is more visible,” spokeswoman Monica Jones said. “But it’s good for… Continue Reading Pima Medical Institute moves

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Business high school coming to Denver

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Denver Public Schools board has given the given the green light for creation of the city’s first charter high school that will focus on business education, according to a story from the Denver Business Journal. The board approved the charter application of Denver Venture School. Classes are scheduled to start next fall. The school will… Continue Reading Business high school coming to Denver

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The University of Colorado’s Presidential Search Committee wants to know what Colorado Springs residents think CU’s next president should be like. The committee will hold a meeting to solicit comment at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce office, 2 N. Cascade Ave., suite 110. CU Regent Steve Bosley, who chairs… Continue Reading CU Presidential Search Committee holding town hall meeting

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Fort Carson will host the 6th Annual Community Sustainability Conference and Expo from noon to 9 p.m. Oct. 30 and from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. This year’s theme is “Securing the Future – A Sustainability Strategy.” The conference is an educational forum intended… Continue Reading Fort Carson hosts 6th Annual Community Sustainability Conference

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Webster University gets $10 million gift

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St. Louis-based nonprofit Webster University, which has two campuses in Colorado Springs, has received a $10 million donation from former U.S. Ambassador George H. Walker III. The gift is the largest single donation in Webster’s 92-year history. Walker cited Webster’s “tremendous international outreach” as the motivation for the donation. “Having served abroad in Hungary for… Continue Reading Webster University gets $10 million gift

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