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  • UCCS MPA program gets benchmark accreditation

    by carol mcgraw carol.mcgraw@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    The Master of Public Administration program at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs has been independently accredited. The accreditation is for seven years, the longest possible time, Terry Schwartz, interim dean, said Thursday in an email announcement. The accrediting agency,...

  • UCCS Aging Center gets more than $500,000 in grants

    by jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014

    Michael Kenny prefers to focus less on patients' lifespans than on their "healthspans." To do that, people need great food, fitness and mental health. "You've got that three-legged stool that if you address all those things, you're really promoting wellness," said Kenny, director...

  • Schools a haven for many unaccompanied minors

    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — For tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border primarily from Central America, U.S. schools are one of the few government institutions where they are guaranteed services. While their cases are processed, most are released to family members...

  • School officials try healthier cafeteria options

    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Bean burgers, peanut butter substitutes and pre-sliced vegetable packets were on the menu Monday as school lunchroom managers from around the country sampled offerings in a hunt for fare that will meet stricter health mandates — without turning off sometimes-finicky...

  • The Country Life: 4-H extends beyond rural

    By Bill Radford bill.radford@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Jul 15, 2014

    Our kids, Ryan and Hope, grew up in the city, but they've always had a love for the land and for animals; a variety of critters - dogs, cats, parrots, rabbits, guinea pigs and chickens - were part of their childhood. Still, I sometimes wonder how different their lives might have been...

  • Univ. of Phoenix faces gov't financial aid review

    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apollo Education Group said the U.S. Department of Education will review the administration of federal student financial aid programs by its University of Phoenix subsidiary. The for-profit education company said Monday that the government review, which is scheduled to...

  • Former Springs teacher and coach pens pooch-inspired book

    BY STEPHANIE EARLS stephanie.earls@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    In her 33 years as a teacher at Mitchell and Doherty high schools, and an even longer career coaching swimming and running at the high school and college levels, Sandra Allen Badger saw dedication and passion triumph in countless ways, in scholars and in athletes. She learned that...

  • Pikes Peak United Way director wants to create success from 'cradle to career'

    by jakob rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

    What does it take to ensure someone lives a fulfilling and successful life from cradle to career? For the Pikes Peak United Way, it boils down to three things: Education, health and a person's ability to be self-sufficient with a fair income. The nonprofit has begun to shift its...

  • UCCS philosophy professor Raphael Sassower receives President's Teaching Scholar award

    by Stephen Hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Updated: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    Midway through Raphael Sassower's undergraduate education, the recent immigrant from Israel was "bowled over" by a new way of thinking. Sassower, now a philosophy professor at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, was in his early 20s. He had just completed four years in his...

  • Governors group skirts 'radioactive' Common Core

    Updated: Sun, Jul 13, 2014

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Reviled by staunch conservatives, the common education standards designed to improve schools and student competitiveness are being modified by some Republican governors, who are pushing back against what they call the federal government's intrusion into the...

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