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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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By Erinn Callahan A high-profile cheating scandal that rocked the college admissions world would prove difficult to duplicate in the Pikes Peak region, higher education officials say. Federal prosecutors charged 50 people — including Hollywood actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, various college athletics coaches, and business owners — in a nationwide bribery and fraud […]
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It’s a Monday morning and the Cyber Tech Studios’ first class of the day is humming. Housed in Palmer High School, the high-tech space hosts pupils working on an assortment of projects during their Game Design IV course. Instructor Sean Wybrant looks on along with guests Shawn Gullixson, a Colorado Springs School District 11 board […]
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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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Ashley Buckner has had a passion for cooking since she was a young girl. While attending School District 49’s Springs Studio for Academic Excellence, she started taking culinary classes at Pikes Peak Community College. Now a full-time student who also works about 22 hours a week at Cheyenne Mountain Country Club, Buckner is close to […]
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A hundred teachers squealed and ducked as Eddie Goldstein pulled a trigger and showered them with a thousand ping pong balls. “Well, I didn’t want to spray them with water,” said Goldstein, director of curriculum and large group programs at the National Space Science & Technology Institute. Goldstein was the keynote speaker at UCCS’ STEM […]
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The attention of 27 students from Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo high schools is fixed on computer screens in the Pikes Peak Community College classroom at the Catalyst Campus. The students are working on their first task in a weeklong cyber boot camp: learning to open images in two operating systems and make changes using […]
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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos brought her message about school choice to a group of 400 supporters on June 26 at James Irwin Charter School in Colorado Springs. DeVos, speaking at Parents Challenge’s 20th anniversary celebration, urged parents and choice advocates to support a scholarship program that has been proposed in Congress, which she […]
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On a recent visit to Colorado Springs, Gov. Jared Polis praised School District 11 and Pikes Peak Community College for innovations that will improve educational achievement and help fill workforce gaps. Polis, who has made education a cornerstone of his administration, attended a D-11 kick-off event and toured PPCC’s new Center for Healthcare Education & […]
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Even in the face of mounting student debt and rising tuition costs, a college degree is still worth the price of admission — but that value is not without its caveats, according to a report prepared by the Colorado Department of Higher Education. The inaugural “return on investment report,” an annual cost-benefit analysis mandated by […]
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