Colorado Free Application Day aims to improve access to higher education, training | Colorado Springs News

All 32 public higher education institutions in Colorado will waive their application fees for in-state residents Tuesday, saving incoming freshmen and transfer students some hard-earned cash.

The Colorado Department of Higher Education’s third Colorado Free Application Day aims to improve access to higher education and training, the department said in a news release Thursday.

Students can fill out one or more admissions applications to institutions across the state, including public technical schools, community colleges and universities. The CDHE has posted on its website admissions application and fee waiver information for each college and university that will allow students to apply for free on Tuesday only.

The day caps off Colorado Applies Month, a five-week statewide program that encourages high school juniors and seniors, and adults, to select an education or training option best for them, and apply to that program, according to the release.

“Earning a certificate or degree gives

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CIVICA Colorado, a Milliken charter school, scheduled to open in August 2021

A new charter school is scheduled to open in Milliken in 20201, and the model for the future CIVICA Colorado is expected to fit the profile of the Johnstown and Milliken communities, according to one of the school founders.

CIVICA is a charter school authorized in the Johnstown-Milliken School District.

“Everything we do is character-driven,” said Sheena McOuat, who developed CIVICA Colorado with Craig Horton, a retired Fort Collins police officer who founded Liberty Common Charter School. “The students will pursue industry certification and internships so on graduation day, they can go to college or to a job or to the military.”

CIVICA Colorado charter school founding team
The founding team members of CIVICA Colorado, a charter school scheduled to open in Milliken in August 2021. From left: Craig Horton, Rex Beall, principal Sheena McOuat, Carlos Alvarez, Stephanie Podtburg and Noland Eastin. (Photo courtesy: Craig Horton).

McOuat, now the CIVICA principal, has 19 years in education

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Radial Hiring for 585 Seasonal Customer Care Jobs in Pueblo, Colorado; Offering Work From Home Options for the Holidays

Radial prioritizes safe working conditions with anticipated holiday ecommerce surge

PUEBLO, Colo., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Radial, a bpost group company, the leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, today announced its plan to bring on an additional 585 customer care workers in Pueblo, Colorado to support unprecedented ecommerce demand this holiday season. Seasonal workers will be responsible for addressing key customer issues that drive sales and satisfaction during the holiday season while communicating with customers across multiple channels such as phone, chat, and social media.

The pandemic has changed the way consumers shop, with many retailers experiencing an influx in online sales as the demand for ecommerce skyrockets. Consumer research reveals that 66% of shoppers plan to increase their online purchases this holiday season. As demand is expected to continue to soar throughout the holiday season, the need for customer care representatives is great. With over

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Colorado Board Of Education Limits Exceptions To Rule Requiring Teacher Training On Reading Instruction

The Colorado State Board of Education doesn’t plan to give school districts extra time to comply with a new rule requiring early elementary teachers to receive 45 hours of training on how to teach reading.

While the board acknowledged individual teachers facing extraordinary hardship may receive extensions, it generally agreed that schools or districts should not receive waivers from the existing timeline, as some district leaders or education groups have suggested.

The decision to limit extensions and waivers, backed by most of the board’s seven members at Thursday’s meeting, spotlights the board’s tendency to hold fast to efforts aimed at boosting the number of Colorado children who can read well by the end of third grade.

Last spring, the State board refused to shorten the 45-hour training length as some education groups had sought, and in July, it resisted a push to delay fall reading assessments for early elementary students

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Colorado changes October count to preserve school-district funding

Emily Love helps her 7-year-old son Foster, a first grader at Pioneer Elementary School in Lafayette, with his work on March 31, 2020, the first day all students in the Boulder Valley School District migrated to online learning during the coronavirus shut down. His older brother, Miles, 12, is working in a Google chat room on a physical science problem with one of his 6th grade classmates from Manhattan Middle School in Boulder. (Photo: Dana Coffield, The Colorado Sun)

How do you count the number of students in your school or district when they’re not physically in your classrooms?

It’s a tricky question for Colorado school districts to answer, but it’s an important one: A district’s student count is the primary factor in determining how much state funding they receive.

The Colorado Department of Education conducts an October pupil count each fall to establish how many students are attending classes … Read More