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Last week — and at the last minute — Colorado legislators passed the School Finance Act (SB-296) to increase public school funding by $262 million for about 1,800 public schools and 905,000 students. Waiting until the final day of the 2017 General Assembly, both the Senate and House approved...
By Lorna Gutierrez A LEGO robotics kit. Check. An interactive projector. Check. Supercomputers complete with CAD programs. Check. All these, as well as 3D printers, do-it-yourself electrical projects and tablets loaded with simulators, make up the beginning inventory of the new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) facility located at the...
Colorado Springs colleges are actively helping students avoid loan debt disasters, saying the strategic planning they offer benefits not just their graduates, but the city as a whole. Grants, scholarships, campus employment, financial workshops and guidance on using loans are all on the table, as institutions help students work out...
Student loan borrowers in Colorado Springs owe about $6,400 less than the national average of $28,400, according to the new Congress & Student Debt report. LendEDU, an independent student loan refinancing marketplace, analyzed student debt data from state and congressional districts for the report. Across Colorado, the average student loan debt...
Pam Shockley-Zalabak, chancellor of UCCS for 15 years and part of the local University of Colorado campus for the past four decades as a faculty member and administrator, is retiring as of Feb. 15, 2017. The announcement was made online late Friday by CU President Bruce Benson, who said Shockley-Zalabak...
Now students enrolled in Pikes Peak Community College’s advanced manufacturing program can receive additional financial support for devising new and creative methods, ideas and products. The Entelechy Award, funded by The Richard Petritz Foundation, will provide up to two students a year $4,150 to cover tuition, book and course-supply expenses. PPCC is...
It was one year ago this month that Peyton School District Superintendent Tim Kistler hosted an open house to show off his brand new, state-of-the-art woodworking shop. He invited educators and manufacturers from around the Pikes Peak region to see how public education and industry could work together to stimulate...
Three local school districts are asking voters to approve ballot issues to make up for state funding shortfalls that have left schools struggling to make ends meet. Academy District 20 is seeking bond funding that will see no increase in property taxes, and District 49, which covers the eastern side...
Community Health Partnership, a community collaboration of local health providers in the Pikes Peak region, is presenting its 2016 Behavioral Health Summit tomorrow, Sept. 22. The event will take place from 5-8:30 p.m. at the AspenPointe Café, 1675 Garden of the Gods Rd. The 2016 Behavioral Health Summit brings mental health...
Pikes Peak Community College received $1 million from the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation June 29, its largest single gift in 48 years of operation. The grant will be used to renovate PPCC’s Downtown Studio Campus and to create a portal into downtown Colorado Springs at 100 W. Pikes Peak...
This week the National Cyber Intelligence Center's board of directors changed the center’s name and announced its nationally searching for the center’s CEO to reveal by the fall, according to city officials. The board voted July 5 to change the name from the National Cyber Intelligence Center to the National Cybersecurity...
When Glenn Gustafson visits his sister in Falcon, the rows of toy-cluttered lawns remind him of the steady stream of children who enroll in District 49 schools every year. As chief financial officer for neighboring School District 11, Gustafson says the growth in student numbers requires more per-pupil funding from...