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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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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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 faculty and staff on finding […]
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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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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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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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Right before Valentine’s Day, Colorado Technical University is playing matchmaker to help job seekers find their perfect job at a free career fair Feb. 13. The career fair is from 4 to 7 p.m. at CTU, 4435 N. Chestnut St. and is open to the public. Campus officials expect more than 25 local businesses from […]
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University of Colorado officials say they plan to try again after a plan to raise tuition nearly 16 percent ran into opposition. Republican Regent Sue Sharkey told lawmakers on the House Education Committee on Monday that regents are backing off the increase because of a public outcry over plans to use some of the money […]
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Does anyone out there remember playing the game of Life? Odds are, if you picked “go to school,” you ended up with a lot more play money than the person across from you who picked “hang out all day.” Remember the “poor house?” TrueLifeInteractive.com is playing the game for real with truly live people, showing […]
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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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Colorado College, located in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, is developing a long-term transportation plan and is seeking community comments. The public is invited to an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 4 in Slocum Hall, 130 E. Cache La Poudre Street, for an overview of the college’s study planning process and […]
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The UCCS Colorado Geographic Alliance received an inaugural collaborative planning grant of $50,000 from the National Geographic Education Foundation. The grant — one of three awarded to members of the Network of Alliances for Geographic Education — will help to further “creative, forward-thinking concepts and ideas in support of the teaching and learning of geography,” […]
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