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3 years 1 month ago

Walking around the world

Some fourth graders at Pioneer Elementary in Academy District 20 have walked half-way around the world. They're participating the Global Childrens Challenge wearing by pedometers every day for 50 days straight and keeping a log of their steps. Their daily class average of nearly 24,000 steps a day is...

4 years 9 months ago

On a budget? Top 20 best value colleges

The University of Colorado has landed in the Top 5 best value public colleges, named by the Princeton Review. The selection process took into account a wide range of data that included more than 30 factors in three areas: academics, cost of attendance, and financial aid. Academic factors included the...

4 years 9 months ago

CSU gets funding to study feedlot emissions

Colorado State University researchers have received $1.15 million in federal funds to study how much nitrogen and ammonia are emitted from cattle feedlots. Feedlots along Colorado's Front Range are believed to be a major source of nitrogen pollution in Rocky Mountain National Park to the west. Biologists say the park's...

4 years 10 months ago

CU-Boulder gets grant to build tiny spacecraft

The University of Colorado at Boulder has received $840,000 from the National Science Foundation to build a tiny spacecraft to learn more about solar flares and their effect on Earth's atmosphere. The three-year grant will go to CU-Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and the aerospace engineering sciences department....

4 years 11 months ago

Failure 101: A class students could use

Disgraced ex-New York Times reporter Jayson Blair talking to college students about ethics? What's next? The former head of Lehman Brothers on financial risk management? Such was the blogosphere's snarky tone last week when Washington & Lee University in Virginia announced Blair would speak Friday at a journalism...

4 years 11 months ago

Gov. Ritter plans decrease for school funding

Gov. Bill Ritter is proposing cutting state education funding because of the Colorado's budget problems. Speaking to education groups on Thursday, Ritter said that the plan would include a "modest decrease" for kindergarten through 12th grade schools. He plans to unveil his complete budget plan for next year late Friday....

5 years 2 weeks ago

Illegal immigrant college tuition bill in works

Colorado Democrats plan to take another run at a bill that would provide reduced tuition to the children of illegal immigrants by creating a new class of tuition that would not require state subsidies. Sen. Paula Sandoval, D-Denver, says the measure, billed as the "Workforce Development and Unsubsidized Tuition Act,"...

5 years 4 weeks ago

Pueblo teachers voting on new contract

Teachers union members are voting on a proposed contract Thursday and Friday. The union reached an agreement with Pueblo City Schools, District 60, last Friday. Details in the 2-year pact have not been released. The old contract has already expired, but teachers agreed to a contract extension that...

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