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...
Colorado has been passed over in its third attempt to earn a share of federal "Race to the Top" education grants. Colorado is not among the nine states that will share $500 million in grant money intended to jump-start improvements in early childhood education. The White House announced the winning...
Cheyenne Mountain High School teen Sara Volz was named a 2011 high school inventor by Popular Science magazine and is featured in the September issue. Sara, 16, has been conducting research on alternative fuels for the past year and built her own photobioreactor. She’s been working with Colorado State University...
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...
Colorado College graduate Cynthia Lowen will tell her story of what it was like to make the much-talked-about documentary "Bully," which details the effects of bullying in school. The lecture is at 2 p.m., May 6, in Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. Lowen is the writer and producer...
Innovation has long been a buzzword in business. But even before businesses are formed, local higher education institutions are finding new ways to make sure graduates have the skills the Colorado Springs business community needs — both to guarantee a properly trained workforce and to retain graduates in the...
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...
Tammye Pirie was hired as the director of grants for Pikes Peak Community College. Pirie will oversee the Grant Office and guide PPCC’s grants development and management services as they relate to the solicitations, acquisition and management of governmental funding and support from private funders, focusing on project design, processes,...
Two local colleges took steps this year to make it easier for students to afford higher education. In August, Colorado College announced a pilot program called the Colorado Pledge to boost access for students from low- and middle-income families. Beginning in 2020, fees for tuition, room and board will be waived...
Colorado Springs-based nonprofit Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS) has been named partner of multi-sector STEM-training network 100Kin1o. The company is one of the latest to join 100Kin10's mission to train 100,000 American science, technology, engineering and math teachers by 2021, according to a BSCS news release. “We are extremely honored and very excited...
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...
Three University of Colorado system educators, including Business Journal guest columnist Raphael Sassower, have been named 2014 President’s Teaching Scholars. Sassower, a philosophy professor at UCCS, was honored along with Lisa Keranen, graduate studies director for CU Denver’s department of communication, and Helen Norton, associate dean for academic affairs at...