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    1. Colorado School of Mines gets into the crowdfunding game

      Colorado School of Mines gets into the crowdfunding game

      The Colorado School of Mines in Golden is getting in on the crowdfunding game, launching a platform where students, faculty and staff can share their projects and collect donations. "By showcasing some innovative projects from our talented faculty and students, the Mines community can help them reach their goals," said Brian Winkelbauer, Mines Foundation president and CEO. The website, called "Gold Mine," launched Tuesday...

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    2. The Durango Herald 09/23/2016 | Fort Lewis receives grants worth more than $3.5 million

      The Durango Herald 09/23/2016 | Fort Lewis receives grants worth more than $3.5 million

      Fort Lewis College will have ongoing funding worth $3.5 million over five years to boost its science, technology, engineering and math offerings, and provide support for Native American and first-generation college students. The U.S. Department of Education awarded the money, with half coming from the Title III, Native American-Serving, Nontribal Institution Program. 

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    3. Colorado charter school gets $4M grant to build new sites, advance STEM

      Colorado charter school gets $4M grant to build new sites, advance STEM

      The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the Denver School of Science and Technology a $4.04 million grant aimed to "improve public education and provide a diverse student body with an education that focuses on the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields." "DSST has repeatedly been recognized as one of the most successful charter schools, and students currently boast a 100 percent acceptance rate to four-year colleges," said U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colorado...

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    4. Colorado offers $12 million in incentives to companies with high-paying jobs

      Colorado offers $12 million in incentives to companies with high-paying jobs

      Colorado Economic Development Commission members approved more than $12 million in job-growth incentives for six different companies Thursday, including several whose average salary would exceed $100,000 if they were to accept the tax credits and grow their work force in Colorado.

       

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    5. DUGood is the University of Denver's new crowdfunding platform

      DUGood is the University of Denver's new crowdfunding platform

      The Pioneers are forging ahead with a new crowdfunding tool to finance projects on the University of Denver campus. To help faculty, students and staff develop impactful projects, the school recently launched its new DUGood site.Crowdfunding has helped many small businesses get their feet on the ground or get their first order completed...

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    6. CU-Boulder, Fort Lewis College share in $24M NSF grant

      CU-Boulder, Fort Lewis College share in $24M NSF grant

      The University of Colorado at Boulder and Fort Lewis College in Durango are two colleges that will share in a National Science Foundation (NSF) imaging science $24 million grant. The schools, along with four others in the U.S., are launching the Science and Technology Center on Real-Time Functional Imaging, or STROBE, which will have its headquarters at CU-Boulder. "The center is designed to tackle major scientific challenges that have the potential to transform imaging science and technology,"…

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    7. Data privacy worries shield thousands of Colorado test scores from public scrutiny | Chalkbeat

      Data privacy worries shield thousands of Colorado test scores from public scrutiny | Chalkbeat

      The move to redact more data from the state’s publicly available standardized test results is a dramatic shift for a state known for rich and easily accessible educational statistics. Inspired in part by the State Board of Education’s zeal for student privacy, the change has sparked a new debate pitting data transparency advocates against student privacy supporters.

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    8. NIST grants to spur regional education for cybersecurity workforce

      NIST grants to spur regional education for cybersecurity workforce

      Funding intended to grow pipeline of students pursuing cyber careers, reduce gaps in regional cyber workforce. The RAMPS grant will fund the next phase of the Pikes Peak Community College Cyber Prep Program to establish a formal partnership among secondary school districts, employers and the college. Plans include building cybersecurity workforce development pathways to meet local workforce needs.

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    9. Metro Denver's unemployment rate dips slightly in August

      Metro Denver's unemployment rate dips slightly in August

      Metro Denver’s unemployment rate dipped in August to 3.2 percent, down from July’s rate of 3.4 percent, state officials reported Tuesday.

      Metro Denver's unemployment rate in August is also slightly lower than August of last year, when it was 3.4 percent. The data was released along with the state numbers that showed unemployment at 3.8 percent, which was unchanged from July, but was also lower than at this time last year.

      Metro Denver makes up about 55 percent of the state’s employment. The…

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    10. Cuttlesoft startup opening Denver office

      Cuttlesoft startup opening Denver office

      Cuttlesoft startup opening Denver office The tech startup is Tallahassee's latest success story as it prepares to expand. Comment Funny thing about the name Cuttlesoft — it has nothing to do with selling fabric softener. Frank Valcarcel, 33, loves telling that joke. Fellow startup co-founder Emily Morehouse, 25, has heard it a thousand times yet she chuckled once more...

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    11. Colorado Unveils $9.5M Youth Apprenticeship Program | CPR

      Colorado Unveils $9.5M Youth Apprenticeship Program | CPR

      Colorado took a major step in building a locally grown workforce on Wednesday by launching a youth apprenticeship program modeled after one in Switzerland. U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez was in Denver for the announcement, which he says makes Colorado a national leader at transforming the way students move from high school into careers.

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