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February 20, 2013
Colorado dual enrollment growing
The number of students who earned college credit while in high school grew 15.5 percent in two years, according to a new report.
February 11, 2013
Higher ed funding boost defeated
A bid to divert some energy tax revenues to higher education has been defeated, but other college revenue-raising efforts are moving ahead. Capitol roundup
January 24, 2013
ASSET bill clears Senate Education
The bill that would make undocumented students eligible for resident tuition rates passed the Senate Education Committee 6-3 Thursday.
December 18, 2012
Metro tuition issue flares up
Metro State leaders defended their special tuition rate for undocumented students after a Republican lawmaker questioned its legality.
December 6, 2012
Colorado colleges make their promises
State colleges are finishing up the contracts that detail how they’ll meet the goals of the state’s higher ed master plan, adopted Thursday.
October 24, 2012
Ed board candidate fundraising is modest
State Board of Education and CU Regents candidates have been raising money all year – often $10 at a time.
October 19, 2012
Striking deal with Touro, Success jumps into teacher preparation
The Success Academy Charter Schools network is jumping into a new market — higher education. Thanks to a new agreement with Touro College, this year Success Academies officials are teaching courses that will help the network’s newest teachers earn master’s degrees. For the last four months, 42 teachers from the network’s 14 schools have been taking classes at Touro College’s Graduate School of Education, including some taught by members of the Success staff who have joined the Touro faculty as adjunct professors. The program is fully funded by Success Academies and will culminate in a master’s degree and teacher certification. Full-time Touro professors will teach about half of the academic courses in the program, and Success-affiliated adjuncts will teach the other half, according to Alan Kadish, Touro's president. He said the full-time and adjunct professors would also jointly supervise the practical training required for graduation. The agreement positions Success one small step closer to a possibility founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz laid out in her recent book, "Mission Possible." “Our intensive, immersive, school-based teacher training program could eventually become a formal graduate school program," she wrote. The book also lambasted traditional teacher preparation programs as "completely inadequate."
September 5, 2012
Undocumented students take up Metro offer
Updated - The chair of the Metro State University trustees has reaffirmed the board's commitment to its controversial tuition rate for undocumented students.
September 4, 2012
Higher ed master plan nears completion
Colorado is slowly wading into the national trend of setting tangible performance standards for public colleges and universities.
August 22, 2012
ACT scores show readiness gaps
The 2012 national report on ACT test scores shows continued and significant lack of college readiness for both Colorado and U.S. students.
July 26, 2012
Brief: CU, CSU garner $340 million
The state’s two largest university systems report record-breaking levels of private fundraising in 2011-12.
July 16, 2012
Audit: College stipend goals not realized
The state system of college student stipends hasn’t worked as intended, according to a new state audit.
June 18, 2012
What do test scores predict?
Results of Colorado's annual high school exams appear to signal whether students will stick it out in college, according to a new study.
June 7, 2012
Metro cuts cost for undocumented
Tired of waiting for the legislature, Metro state trustees have voted to create a special, lower tuition rate for undocumented students.
May 7, 2012
Lobato resolution killed
Updated - A Senate committee has killed the resolution proposing the legislature intervene in the Lobato case.
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