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Philanthropist Lyda Hill has given a $2 million grant to UCCS to help the university study and treat mental health issues in returning war veterans. Hill’s grant will be used to create a Veteran Health and Trauma Clinic inside the university’s Trauma, Health and Hazards Center. “The remarkable vision of Lyda Hill gives us new […]
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Seventeen-year-old Zach McVicker and his family moved to Colorado Springs last summer, and the Widefield High School junior asked his counselor if the school offered any construction-related courses. “He said there were still some openings in the MiLL program,” McVicker said. “I said, ‘Sign me up.’” McVicker was referring to the Manufacturing Industry Learning Labs National […]
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SAGE Affordable Tutoring owner Phillip Hutcherson and his wife, Frances, were the first in their families to go to college. Hutcherson was only the second generation in his family to graduate high school. Growing up poor in Texas and New Mexico was his motivation to escape his condition, and education would be his means.   […]
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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 to be named a […]
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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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Student enrollment at UCCS this fall is the largest in campus history. The Office of Institutional Research at the  University of Colorado at Colorado Springs estimates that UCCS enrollment will be 9,850 on-campus students — up 6 percent from a year ago. In fall 2011, 9,321 students enrolled in on-campus courses. An estimated 2,000 additional […]
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Several girls gathered to the west of the giant, muddy puddle that had formed just outside the boundaries of Sondermann Park, where the sounds of Interstate 25 are all but lost alongside the gurgle of Mesa Creek. “I’m not touching any mud,” one said, matter-of-factly. “Me either,” was the response. All of that changed. The […]
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In an attempt to address the cash-flow concerns of Corinthian Colleges Inc., company executives told its employees last week that a furlough would be required from Sept. 14-21, according to a confidential email sent to employees of the for-profit college system. The furlough will affect all employees except faculty members, according to the email sent […]
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Atlas Preparatory School began developing Colorado Springs’ workforce years ago. The nonprofit public charter school launched to help grow the community from the ground up, student by student. Efforts target children from low-income families, and the teachers work individually with each student, instructing them in both academic and life lessons to prepare them for adulthood. […]
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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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The Colorado Department of Higher Education released Wednesday its second annual Skills for Jobs legislative report, highlighting trends in workforce development and projecting how demand might change the state’s future necessity. Although the report found that the state is meeting its current postsecondary completion quota for STEM–science, technology, engineering and mathematics–professionals entering the workforce, it […]
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It’s tee time for firefighters, first responders and families affected by the Waldo Canyon fire. Students in the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs PGA Golf Management program will provide free lessons to firefighters and people affected by the Waldo Canyon fire during Labor Day weekend. The event is from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. […]
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