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By Erinn Callahan A high-profile cheating scandal that rocked the college admissions world would prove difficult to duplicate in the Pikes Peak region, higher education officials say. Federal prosecutors charged 50 people — including Hollywood actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, various college athletics coaches, and business owners — in a nationwide bribery and fraud […]
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School systems across El Paso County are using robotics to introduce the basics of computer science as early as the elementary grades. At least five systems in the county are engaged with or are exploring the concept, said Tina Granato, director of computer science education at mindSpark Learning, a nonprofit that is helping train teachers […]
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PPCC is undergoing its most significant expansion since the opening of the Rampart Range campus in 1998.
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In the Nov. 6 general election, Colorado voters soundly defeated Amendment 73, a complex proposal that would have increased state income taxes on high-earning individuals and the tax rate on C corporations to raise $1.6 billion for the state’s schools. Many voters apparently preferred to help their schools by voting for local issues. In El […]
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A decade from now, many patients will be making appointments to see a nurse practitioner rather than a doctor. That’s especially likely in rural southern Colorado, where the shortage of primary care physicians and other health practitioners is acute. According to the 2017 Access to Care index compiled by the Colorado Health Institute, the counties […]
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A new initiative among local school districts and employers aims to create a talent pipeline in Colorado Springs. The Pikes Peak Business & Education Alliance is a workforce development collaboration between 12 school districts in the Pikes Peak region and local businesses, said Bob Gemignani, the workplace learning manager for El Paso County School District […]
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Editor’s note: This is the second of two articles on school ballot measures. Colorado’s statewide Amendment 73 would increase funding for local school districts. But local districts aren’t counting on its passage and are asking voters in the Nov. 6 general election to support them through bond issues and tax increases. In all, five Pikes […]
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Editor’s note: This is the first of two articles on school ballot measures. Next week, the Business Journal will review ballot measures for Harrison School District 2 and Manitou Springs School District 14, as well as the statewide Amendment 73 proposal. Five El Paso County school districts are presenting a total of six measures on […]
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An initial cohort of 14 business students at Pikes Peak Community College will spend the next two years learning how to make profits while making a difference in the community. The students will take a core curriculum of 30 credit hours plus three electives chosen from recommended courses in complementary fields. Then they will complete […]
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Educational institutions are using technology to assist teachers, make a wealth of material available to students and virtually transcend the traditional classroom. “We have a whole initiative in place because we have to prepare students for a world yet to be imagined,” said Devra Ashby, public information officer at Colorado Springs School District 11. “The […]
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School security is a rapidly growing business nationwide. According to CNNMoney, school districts are increasing their investments in video surveillance, entry control systems, training and security forces. Colorado Springs school districts are no exception. Although local districts don’t disclose the specifics of security measures such as placement of cameras, they want parents to know that […]
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It has always been a goal of the UCCS College of Business not only to train future business leaders but to aid working professionals in developing the skills to help their businesses and careers prosper. Now the university is making it easier for business professionals to access the courses that can benefit them, their companies […]
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