U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is unveiling a bill that would help keep foreign students with high-tech skills in the United States. Bennet says the bill being unveiled Tuesday will create a new category of visas for students graduating with specialties in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. He says the bill will help fill Colorado’s increasing […]
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Lawmakers are debating whether Colorado illegal immigrants who graduate from state high schools should qualify for college tuition that’s lower than the out-of-state amount. A Senate committee led by Democrats will hear the proposal Thursday and decide whether it should move forward. The Democratic bill would a separate tuition category that is a bit higher […]
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Area college commencements can mean a sizeable economic injection to the hospitality industry. Many businesses, from Monument to the south end of Colorado Springs, have seen a significant increase in customers the past couple weeks. Some of that is simply due to warming weather and the inevitable spike in tourists. But it’s difficult to deny […]
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Pikes Peak Community College has created a new position to oversee its manufacturing and technical programs. The position aims to connect local manufacturing workforce needs with the college’s growing manufacturing programs. The associate dean for manufacturing, industry and technical studies is a position that has been tops on PPCC President Lance Bolton’s list since he […]
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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 per borrower is $26,095. […]
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The U.S. Air Force Academy is looking to cash in on its entrepreneurial spirit. For more than a half-century, the Academy has been a hotbed of research and development for all manner of technology — related to military and commercial applications — and is now looking to this innovation for potential revenue streams. “What we’re […]
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When more than 5,000 people showed up last year to the Cool Science Carnival Day, organizers knew they had tapped a desire that eventually could translate into a permanent science center. They had believed for some time that Colorado Springs children and adults wanted science and could not get enough science, and they were right, […]
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The Small Business Development Center, which is housed at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, will relocate to the El Paso County Citizens Service Center, alongside the Pikes Peak Workforce Center. The SBDC plans to be in its new office by April26. It will be on the first floor of the center, 1675 Garden of […]
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Colorado lawmakers and police said Monday that strict disciplinary policies at schools created after the Columbine High School shootings should be scaled back or scrapped and that administrators should have more control over student punishment. The state laws put in place after high-profile cases of youth violence have tied the hands of school administrators with […]
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The Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy is moving from its far south Colorado Springs location into a three-story building at Union and Academy boulevards. The move allows the academy to double its space to nearly 18,000 square feet, and give the school a more campus-like feel, said Sandy Chandler, academy owner and director. The academy […]
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The Colorado Health Information Management Systems Society, a cause-based, global nonprofit dedicated to health information technology (IT) thought leadership, education, events, market research and promotion, is taking applications for a scholarship that will be awarded to a student of health IT this year. The society is committed to supporting the professional development of health care IT professionals […]
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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 E.A. Tutt Boys & […]
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