The editors of U.S. News & World Report consider UCCS among the best Western regional universities for veterans. Earlier this month, UCCS was ranked 13 among public and private universities in the Western United States on U.S. News’ inaugural Colleges for Veterans list. Regis University in Denver, a private university, also made the list. UCCS was the only public […]
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In its second accolade of the week, the Air Force Academy is ranked as one of the top 10 universities in the nation, according to Forbes. Forbes released its best colleges ranking Wednesday, ranking the academy as the tenth best. The magazine ranked Williams College in Massachusetts at the top, followed by Princeton, the U.S. […]
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Metropolitan State College of Denver is considering a tuition cut for illegal-immigrant students. The proposal being considered by an advisory board on Wednesday would cut rates by more than half. Students would have to prove they are high school graduates and have lived in the state for at least three years. The rate would still […]
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Two Colorado State University professors are using a Colorado developed technology to uncover ancient secrets in Mexico. Christopher Fisher and Stephen Leisz used Light Detection and Radar technology to document thousands of architectural features from an ancient city in western Mexico that will provide insights into the formation of the pre-Hispanic Purepecha empire, andhelp unravel […]
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About 400  UCCS graduates will walk across the stage during the Fall 2012 Commencement ceremony Friday and for the first time friends and family can watch it live on the Internet. Tom Saponas, a member of the UCCS Class of 1972, will deliver the commencement address, which will also be streamed online. About half 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 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation gave Colorado College an $800,000 grant to support its strategic plan. The grant–to be used during the next four years– is the largest the college has received from the foundation. The award will allow the college to strengthen its signature Block Plan, launched in 1970, in which students study one […]
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Over the past two years, private education consultants took home 35 percent — or $9.4 million — of the $26.6 million in federal money meant to turn around failing schools in Colorado. The money from the U.S. Department of Education is paying for instructional coaches for teachers, leadership coaches for principals, analysts to pore over […]
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The superintendent of Harrison District 2, located in southeast Colorado Springs, has taken a job as the superintendent of the Dallas Independent School District. Mike Miles was named the sole finalist for the position of superintendent of schools in Dallas and is now starting a 21-day waiting period before a contract will be signed. Once […]
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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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Colorado voters will decide in November whether they want to increase their taxes to pay for schools. Known as Prop 103, the ballot initiative would increase corporate and personal income tax rates from 4.63 percent to 5 percent – the same rate as 1999. Bright Colorado, the group that organized the petition drive, said that, […]
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Business students at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs are interested in sports management, PGA golf management and information systems.
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