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Four Colorado colleges collaborate to form student consulting group

A diverse group of colleges in Colorado Springs crosses sectors by teaming up to form a student consulting firm with a local focus.

Colorado governor tells university system board to find leader who 'unites the board'

Mark Kennedy, the sole finalist to lead the University of Colorado system, finds himself on the receiving end of a tweet by the governor suggesting that it may be time for another candidate.

New job site in Colorado brings together powerful players in experiment worth watching

The Markle Foundation, LinkedIn and the state of Colorado team up on a jobs site that seeks to create a common, skills-based language among job seekers, employers and education providers.

Early success for Colorado's broad set of remedial reforms

Colorado's fix for remedial education is multipronged rather than heavy-handed, and it seems to be working.

U. of Colorado flummoxes companies promising in-state tuition to out-of-state students

Two Colorado companies promised to help out-of-state students get in-state tuition. Then the University of Colorado cracked down.

Colorado colleges can double-count merit scholars to grow non-resident enrollment

New Colorado law – nominally about merit scholarships – is a backdoor way to let public universities enroll more out-of-state students without raising the state’s statutory cap on out-of-state students.

Prior learning assessment catches on, quietly

Prior learning assessment could be higher education's next big disruptive force, and ACE and CAEL are poised to catch that potential gold rush. But many remain skeptical about academic credit for work experience.

States showing some progress on closing racial equity gaps

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States focused on closing racial gaps in college achievement are seeing progress, but more can be done.

U. Colorado System survey examines political climate and attitudes

Controversial survey of political climate at University of Colorado finds (to no one's surprise) that conservatives are in the minority, but also found that 96 percent of students believe their instructors promote respectful classroom environments.

Portmont College and Mount St. Mary's chart new territory with online associate programs

Mount St. Mary's still has high hopes for Portmont College, a new online subsidiary, after partner foundation goes belly-up.

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