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By Regan Foster A first-in-the-state partnership between Harrison School District 2, Pikes Peak Community College and a pair of private foundations sets a precedent for closing the opportunity gap that other Colorado districts could follow. That was the verdict from Gov. Jared Polis, following a Dec. 3 tour of Harrison High School and a briefing on […]
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Tri-Lakes is a rapidly growing region in the nation’s seventh-fastest-growing state, and the local schools are beginning to feel that squeeze. Nearly 1,600 new students will enroll in Lewis-Palmer School District 38 during the next decade, with nearly half of them coming in the next five years, according to projections from real estate consultant Metrostudy. […]
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Colorado Springs’ greatest resource is not its snowcapped mountains, or its miles of green space, or its favorable climate. So what does keep Olympic City USA ranked among the nation’s most desirable places? Its residents. The Army veteran who started a family in the Springs after retirement. The hundreds of professional athletes perennially striving for […]
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By Regan Foster Harrison School District 2, Pikes Peak Community College and a pair of philanthropic organizations are making D-2 students a major promise. A scholarship program conceived by the college, embraced by the district and funded by the Dakota Foundation and the Legacy Institute will offer a full, two-year scholarship to all qualifying D-2 […]
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On a recent visit to Colorado Springs, Gov. Jared Polis praised School District 11 and Pikes Peak Community College for innovations that will improve educational achievement and help fill workforce gaps. Polis, who has made education a cornerstone of his administration, attended a D-11 kick-off event and toured PPCC’s new Center for Healthcare Education & […]
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Even in the face of mounting student debt and rising tuition costs, a college degree is still worth the price of admission — but that value is not without its caveats, according to a report prepared by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. The inaugural “return on investment report,” an annual cost-benefit analysis mandated by […]
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos brought her message about school choice to a group of 400 supporters on June 26 at James Irwin Charter School in Colorado Springs. DeVos, speaking at Parents Challenge’s 20th anniversary celebration, urged parents and choice advocates to support a scholarship program that has been proposed in Congress, which she […]
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A hundred teachers squealed and ducked as Eddie Goldstein pulled a trigger and showered them with a thousand ping pong balls. “Well, I didn’t want to spray them with water,” said Goldstein, director of curriculum and large group programs at the National Space Science & Technology Institute. Goldstein was the keynote speaker at UCCS’ STEM […]
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The attention of 27 students from Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo high schools is fixed on computer screens in the Pikes Peak Community College classroom at the Catalyst Campus. The students are working on their first task in a weeklong cyber boot camp: learning to open images in two operating systems and make changes using […]
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It’s a Monday morning and the Cyber Tech Studios’ first class of the day is humming. Housed in Palmer High School, the high-tech space hosts pupils working on an assortment of projects during their Game Design IV course. Instructor Sean Wybrant looks on along with guests Shawn Gullixson, a Colorado Springs School District 11 board […]
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Much like the rest of the state, Pueblo County School District 70 struggles to fill certain teaching positions. Highly competitive fields such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics, along with career and technical education courses, are consistently difficult to staff, said Andy Beeman, the district’s director of personnel services. “This year we seem to be […]
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Ashley Buckner has had a passion for cooking since she was a young girl. While attending School District 49’s Springs Studio for Academic Excellence, she started taking culinary classes at Pikes Peak Community College. Now a full-time student who also works about 22 hours a week at Cheyenne Mountain Country Club, Buckner is close to […]
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