The National Federation for Independent Business is now accepting applications for its Young Entrepreneur’s scholarship. The federation awards scholarships between $1,000 and $10,000 to high school seniors who are running their own business. Scholarship recipients can use the funds to pay tuition at the university, college, community college or vocational institute of their choice, according […]
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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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School security is a rapidly growing business nationwide. According to CNNMoney, school districts are increasing their investments in video surveillance, entry control systems, training and security forces. Colorado Springs school districts are no exception. Although local districts don’t disclose the specifics of security measures such as placement of cameras, they want parents to know that […]
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The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs student government will host a debate among at-large candidates for a seat on the University of Colorado Board of Regents. The one-hour debate is at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 in Centennial Hall, Room 108 on the UCCS campus, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Parking will be available in lots […]
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When Nathan and Melissa Liljestrand’s remodeling business, Custom Creations, needed a bottom-line makeover, they took it to the Small Business Development Center’s Leading Edge class. The couple’s business plan has advanced to a state-level competition, where it will compete against the business plans submitted by 14 other SBDCs for a cash prize. The SBDCs 13-week Leading […]
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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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CO schools luring more foreign students A new Colorado law freeing state universities to recruit more international students has prompted schools to begin aggressively courting foreigners who want to study in the United States — and pay higher tuition. The Daily Camera reports (http://goo.gl/g2DLu ) that Colorado State University is seriously considering hiring an outside […]
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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 of the documentary, which […]
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In the Nov. 6 general election, Colorado voters soundly defeated Amendment 73, a complex proposal that would have increased state income taxes on high-earning individuals and the tax rate on C corporations to raise $1.6 billion for the state’s schools. Many voters apparently preferred to help their schools by voting for local issues. In El […]
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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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PPCC is undergoing its most significant expansion since the opening of the Rampart Range campus in 1998.
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A decade from now, many patients will be making appointments to see a nurse practitioner rather than a doctor. That’s especially likely in rural southern Colorado, where the shortage of primary care physicians and other health practitioners is acute. According to the 2017 Access to Care index compiled by the Colorado Health Institute, the counties […]
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