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Colorado Theater Shooting Fast Facts
University of Colorado Anschultz Medical Campus, enrolled in 2011 as a doctoral candidate in its neuroscience program. Withdrew in June 2012. Police say he bought the guns used in the incident legally at two … Timeline: July 7, 2012 – James Holmes …
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Team building is focus for Colorado companies and event providers
Andrew Arkis, righ, helps Michelle Garcia fasten her helmet strap. Denver's Craftsy held a corporate team-building event that included go-kart racing at Unser Karting & Events in north Denver earlier this month. (Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post).
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Colorado lawmakers reject capping college tuition hikes
DENVER (AP) — A measure to permanently cap tuition hikes at Colorado's public colleges and universities at 6 percent a year was rejected in a state Senate panel Thursday. Education Committee members agreed that Colorado has done a poor job of …
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Guaranteed Credit Transfer from StraighterLine Provides Real Savings at Simpson University

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) January 19, 2015

Simpson University, a Christian university of liberal arts and professional studies in the historic evangelical tradition, has become a part of the StraighterLine College Savings Network. Adult students now have an ultra-affordable pathway into Simpsons ASPIRE degree-completion program.

Together, StraighterLine and Simpson University are providing students with low-cost online course access to flexibly and affordably help adults complete a bachelors degree in the shortest amount of time possible.

Low-Cost Prerequisites for Your Degree-Completion Program

For working adults who want to complete their bachelors degree in the shortest amount of time possible through Simpson Universitys ASPIRE program, StraighterLine provides a terrific way to earn college credit and acquire the prerequisites (units) needed prior to enrolling.

The Simpson University ASPIRE degree-completion program allows students to complete a bachelor’s degree in 12-16 months. Simpson Universitys partnership with StraighterLine reinforces Simpson Universitys commitment to serve the needs of working adults with guaranteed credit transfer of StraighterLine online college courses.

Simpsons ASPIRE program includes accelerated degree-completion options in psychology, liberal studies, organizational leadership, and business management.

How does it work?

Thanks to a specific course-to-course articulation agreement between Simpson University and StraighterLine, students starting with StraighterLine know exactly how their credits will fit into degree programs at Simpson University.

Visit StraighterLine for more information on the partnership and using StraighterLine online courses to complete general education requirements at Simpson University.

About Simpson University

Located in scenic Northern California, Simpson University offers many choices of professional studies leading to ministry, business, education, music, and other career fields. Simpson averages 16 students to every professor; 68 percent of undergraduate classes convene with 20 students or less. Simpsons small class size provides a personal experience that leads to relationships with professors that last a lifetime.

Celebrating its 25th year in Redding, Calif., Simpsons ASPIRE degree-completion program was designed to accommodate busy adults. Simpsons ASPIRE program allows students to move quickly through their degree program of choice in a step-by-step, structured class schedule in which they can focus their full attention on the material in their chosen field. Its a process that optimizes learning, leading to greater assimilation and stronger retention of the knowledge and tools needed to compete in the marketplace.

About StraighterLine

StraighterLine solves the number one issue facing students today the skyrocketing cost of college with high quality online courses that prepare students for success. StraighterLine combines a $ 99 a month college course subscription with guaranteed credit pathways to accredited degree programs to save up to 60 percent on the total cost of a degree. More than 10,000 students got started with StraighterLine last year.

StraighterLine takes the worry out of transfer with a College Savings Network of nearly 100 accredited colleges that guarantee credit acceptance of StraighterLine courses.

Having also been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Educations College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT), StraighterLine courses will also be considered by more than 2,000 other colleges and universities for transfer to their degree programs upon request.







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WriteToLearn From Pearson Announces New Tools for Preparing Students for College and Career Success at ISTE 2014


Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014

Today at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta, Pearson announced enhancements to WriteToLearn, its award-winning online literacy tool, making it an even more powerful tool for preparing students for success in college and careers. During the 2013-2014 school year, WriteToLearn helped more than 300,000 students across the United States in building the literacy skills requisite to meet and exceed todays rigorous standards.

For back-to-school 2014, WriteToLearn will introduce an additional essay-scoring rubric that maps to college- and career-readiness and helps put students on the path to building robust writing and reading-comprehension skills. The new essay-scoring rubric establishes performance benchmarks for new types of writing prompts, beginning with argumentative essays at back-to-school time with informational and narrative essays added during the school year. WriteToLearn evaluates five specific traits of writing task and focus; development; organization; language and style; and conventions representing attributes of writing that address the increasing sophistication expected of students as they advance through grade levels. The literacy tool guides students through the writing process with a four-point writing performance scale, along with instructional support to help them improve their writing.

Students must develop strong writing and reading-comprehension skills to meet todays learning goals, as well as to be prepared to compete in our information-based society. For the past eight years, an increasing number of school districts around the country have turned to WriteToLearn to put students on the path to building those skills, said Alistair Van Moere, president of the Knowledge Technologies group of Pearson. Moving forward, we will continue to enhance the tool, basing changes on feedback from educators around the country and the evolving standards for student outcomes.

The next generation of WriteToLearn will debut for back-to-school 2015. Over the coming year, the development team will continue to collaborate with educators throughout the United States to develop the new learning environment for the tool, launching a beta test with schools around the country for back-to-school 2014.

WriteToLearn is a complete literacy tool for implementing rigorous learning goals, providing essay writing to build writing skills, summary writing to develop reading comprehension, and vocabulary exercises in select reading passages to expand students word knowledge. WriteToLearns emphasis on the comprehension and analysis of informational texts supports the requirements of the new standards.

Developed based on more than 15 years of research and evaluation at the University of Colorado and New Mexico State University, WriteToLearn is illustrative of Pearsons overall commitment to collaborating with educators to develop next-generation assessments that will improve student achievement.

About Pearson

Pearson is the worlds leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson, visit http://www.pearson.com.







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PrestaShop announces new Chief Product Officer


Miami, FL (PRWEB) January 15, 2015

PrestaShop, an industry leader in open source solutions for ecommerce, today announces the appointment of Charles Wells as Chief Product Officer. As CPO, Charles will have all product, engineering, user experience and customer support teams reporting to him. Charles is the former Chief Product Officer at SmartFocus, formerly called Emailvision. During his time at Emailvision, Charles was responsible for doubling the number of users on their marketing cloud platform, significantly increasing the product teams and leading the integrations for multiple acquisitions.

PrestaShop CEO Benjamin Teszner says, This is an important appointment for the entire PrestaShop community. Charles has over 25 years of experience in software design, development, delivery and support. He has lived and worked in almost every region in the world. On behalf of the board of directors, we are delighted to have Charles join as Chief Product Officer. With his leadership, our users can expect to see accelerated roadmaps and significant product innovations.

Im extremely impressed with the vision and ambition of PrestaShop as well as the strength of the product organization, says Charles Wells. The world of ecommerce is on fire and with the right execution, this company will be the one to watch. Im absolutely delighted to join the leadership team. Prior to his role as CPO at Emailvision, Charles was EMEA Vice President of Solution Delivery for NetCracker Technology (NEC) and a former Director at Portal Software (Oracle). Originally from the US, Charles will be based in PrestaShops Paris office.

Since 2007, PrestaShops software has been downloaded over 4.3 million times and translated into 65 different languages. Today, more than 200,000 ecommerce stores are running on PrestaShop and the open source community includes 700,000 active members. Earlier this year, PrestaShop announced significant expansion plans throughout Europe including Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, UK, Germany, Spain and Italy.

About PrestaShop

PrestaShop was founded in 2007 with a mission to provide world class ecommerce software through open source innovation. Today more than 200,000 ecommerce stores run on PrestaShop technology. The company provides software that enables users to have an online store at the lowest cost possible. The PrestaShop open source community includes 700,000 merchants, developers and web agencies from around the world. PrestaShop is the proud 2014 winner of two CMS Critic Awards for Best eCommerce Solution for SMBs, and Best eCommerce Solution for the Enterprise. The company has offices in the US and France, and is funded by Serena Capital, XAnge Private Equity and Seventure Partners. For more information, please visit http://www.prestashop.com







World T.E.A.M. Sports Adventure Team Challenge Returns to Colorados High Country


Eagle, Colorado (PRWEB) July 31, 2014

National non-profit World T.E.A.M. Sports annual Adventure Team Challenge returns to Colorados Gore Range September 12-14, following two years in the high Colorado Plateau. The multi-sport, multi-team adventure race features teams of disabled and able-bodied athletes competing together in an inclusive outdoor adventure described as one of Americas most challenging by experienced adventure athletes.

Hosted at the rustic Rancho del Rio fishing resort along the Colorado River in the rugged Gore Mountains northwest of Vail, the Adventure Team Challenge sends teams of five athletes, two of whom are disabled, one being a wheelchair user, through the mountain terrain in the three-stage event. For the athletes with disabilities, and their able-bodied colleagues, the race provides an opportunity to explore the high country wilderness. Participants also learn the exceptional value of cooperation, teamwork and physical fitness.

This years Challenge follows seven previous annual events hosted at Rancho del Rio, along the Arkansas River south of Leadville and in McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area west of Grand Junction. Through the years, nearly 250 athletes have participated in the Challenge, including more than 100 athletes with disabilities ranging from blindness to loss of limb to paralysis to traumatic brain injury. Past athletes have included military veterans and civilians aged from early teens to late 60s, some of whom had not previously ventured off pavement or camped in a tent. Challenge athletes camp in the outdoors, share catered communal meals and strategize for the following days stage by lantern and campfire light.

Directed since 2009 by knowledgeable adventure race specialists Billy and Helene Mattison of Vail, Colorado, the Challenge includes rafting in Class 3 and Class 4 rapids, off-road mountain bicycling on steep, rocky trails, and technical rope activities, including rappelling and zip lining. Each year, the directors change and adjust the sporting activities so returning teams will not have an advantage over first-time teams. Participating teams from across America include non-profit and club teams competing against corporate and military teams. Despite the difficulties of the stages, all participating men and women have remarkably finished the courses each year.

With a growing interest in the Challenge by persons with disabilities, and a limited number of available opportunities, this year World T.E.A.M. Sports extends an invitation to interested persons with disabilities to complete a short online survey to indicate their interest. The submitted applications will permit the event coordinators to match interested candidates with teams seeking disabled team members. Deadline for submissions is August 11.

The 2014 Adventure Team Challenge Colorado is held under permit from the Bureau of Land Management Kremmling Field Office and is permitted by the US Adventure Racing Association. Sponsors for the 2014 Challenge include Front Street Re, Benson Botsford LLC, Penske Truck Rental and George Puskar. Event partners include Timberline Tours and Venture Sports.

About World T.E.A.M. Sports

World T.E.A.M. Sports is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization chartered in North Carolina and headquartered in Holbrook, New York. Since 1993, World T.E.A.M. Sports has organized athletic events for disabled and able bodied citizens mountain climbing, white water rafting, biking, and more. Four things always happen at our events: (1) Disabled participants build self-confidence and physical fitness; (2) The disabled provide a role model for other disabled citizens, encouraging them to take up physical activities; (3) The disabled become a moving inspiration to other participants and to spectators when they see that disabled individuals can meet challenges beyond anyones imagination; and (4) The disabled and able-bodied participants learn to work as a team to overcome those challenges. World T.E.A.M. Sports changes lives through sports.







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Online MBA Receives National Ranking in US News

Online MBA Receives National Ranking in US News
The online version of the UB/Towson MBA—now entering its second semester of operation after last fall's launch of a revised curriculum and a redesigned approach to course delivery—has been ranked #62 nationally by U.S. News & World Report in its 2015 …
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Bill Cosby will perform in Colorado despite planned protests
DENVER (AP) — Bill Cosby is planning to perform in Colorado despite expected protests and a new allegation of sexual misconduct. The comedian released a … An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service …
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Top 50 Green American Schools, As Stanford Faculty Calls For Fossil Fuel
Online Schools Center has released its list of Top 50 Green Schools, a list that highlights those colleges and universities throughout the United States that rank highly across a number of 'green' categories. The list provides prospective students the …
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Bay Path College and Noel-Levitz to Offer Graduate Certificate in Enrollment Management

Coralville, IA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014

Bay Path College, an accredited private college headquartered in Longmeadow, Mass., announced it is partnering with higher education consulting firm Noel-Levitz to offer an online certificate in enrollment management. Integrated within Bay Paths fully online Master of Science in Higher Education Administration (HEA), the certificate is designed to help college and university professionals develop and incorporate contemporary principles and practices in enrollment management.

Students who complete six core courses will receive professional certification in enrollment management from Noel-Levitz and can apply the courses to the full Master of Science degree in HEA from Bay Path. The masters program consists of 12 online courses and has no residency requirement.

This new partnership will provide current and aspiring leaders in higher education enrollment management with a nationally recognized program to expand their knowledge of leading recruitment and retention practices, said Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Melissa Morriss-Olson at Bay Path. It combines specialized course content based on the expertise of Noel-Levitz professionals with Bay Paths experienced professors, state-of-the-art systems, and support network.

The new program provides the latest knowledge and strategies for enrollment management. Applicable immediately to todays higher education issues, the programs curriculum focuses on six areas: introduction to enrollment management, financial aid, technology, marketing and recruitment, retention and student success, and strategic planning.

This program can equip enrollment leaders at todays colleges and universities to advance their institutions, said Kevin Crockett, president and CEO, Noel-Levitz. Armed with such insight, higher education professionals can better meet their enrollment goals and the accountability demands of a knowledgeable public.

Bay Path Colleges new graduate courses in enrollment management will open in October 2014 and be taught by expert course instructors selected by Bay Path in consultation with Noel-Levitz. All instructors have completed additional training in online instruction from Bay Path. Bay Path students will also have the opportunity to attend Noel-Levitz conferences, complementing the colleges online course format.

For more information, visit graduate.baypath.edu, call 800.782.PATH ext. 1332 or email graduate(at)baypath(dot)edu.

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About Noel-Levitz

Noel-Levitz is a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in higher education strategic planning, student recruitment, marketing, financial aid, student retention, and market research. Since 1973, Noel-Levitz has partnered with more than 3,000 colleges and universities throughout North America. Noel-Levitz has offices in Colorado and Iowa. For more information, visit http://www.noellevitz.com.

About Bay Path College

Founded in 1897, Bay Path is a private institution located in southern New England with an enrollment of more than 2,400 students. The college offers graduate degrees for women and men online and on campus and undergraduate degrees for women. Through its innovative programs and delivery approach, the Graduate College for Women and Men at Bay Path offers graduate degree programs that bend to the shape of its students lives. Through its cutting edge and relevant theory-to-practice curriculum, Bay Path supports students in achieving their professional goals and dreams. Bay Path University is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).







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Mile High Showdown: A week of direct action aimed at Wall Street banks

Mile High Showdown.

This week, join the Colorado Progressive Coalition in a series of actions aimed at Wall Street Banks. Protesters will be engaged in direct action including marches, delegations, and even a flashmob, specifically targeting Wells Fargo, who holds the largest market share of foreclosures in Colorado. Wells Fargo is also the largest and worst of the subprime predatory mortgage lenders.

Wall Street banks like Wells Fargo have hit people of color especially hard. According to the Denver Fact Sheet on mile-high-showdown.org, “During the housing boom, big banks and their mortgage lending operations were much more likely to put Black and Latino borrowers into higher-cost, subprime loans with a higher risk of default and foreclosure. A recent study finds that the bursting of the housing bubble and the ensuing economic crisis has led to a 66% loss of wealth for Latino households and a 53% loss for Black households, compared to a 16% loss for White households.” Black and Latinos were at least three times more likely than white borrowers to get subprime loans.

Today, protesters kicked off the week of action by visiting the Wells Fargo branch at 17th and Broadway downtown, where they delivered a list of demands. Those demands include asking that Wells Fargo pay its fair share in taxes, the federally mandated 35% tax rate and increase small business loans. Protesters also demand divestment from for-profit prison companies Geo, Inc. and Corrections Corporation of America. Geo is the operator of an immigration detention center in Aurora. Corrections Corporation of America has helped create anti-immigrant legislation in Arizona, according to a 2010 NPR report. You can read more about today’s action and see photos at the Denver Westword Blogs.

Below is a list of this weeks’ actions. You can also sign up at www.mile-high-showdown.org

Monday, Oct. 24th
• Demands Delivery: Come deliver a letter with our demands to a Wells Fargo branch with us and have it faxed to CEO Jeff Stumpf!
When: 11:30 am. Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver

• Outreach: Join our street teams to cover the entire city with our flyers and postcards!
When: 9 am and/or 5 pm Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver

Tuesday, Oct. 25th
• National Divestment Action: Close your account with Wells Fargo or any other big Wall Street bank! Download our divestment letter from www.newbottomline.com and bring it along, demand it be faxed to the CEO.
When: 12pm A big delegation will go close their accounts together. You can also participate individually or in small groups on your own. If you close your account, send a picture or statement to milehighshowdown@gmail.com
Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. (staging area)

Wednesday, Oct. 26th
• Robin Hood flashmob action to deliver #occupytheboardroom messages to local 1%
When: 10 am
Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver (staging area)

Thursday, Oct. 27th
• Move in Day: Homeowners that Wells Fargo has kicked out of their homes will be moving into a Wells Fargo branch! Come and help us set up a “Fargoville” encampment with tents and furniture! Bring a lamp, a pillow, or other household item to carry with you as we march!
When: 12 pm
Where: Colorado Progressive Coalition, 1029 Santa Fe Drive, Denver (staging area)

Friday, Oct. 28th
• Student Rally and March to Wells Fargo to demand they divest from GEO, the private prison corporation
When: 4 pm
Where: In front of the Tivoli Student Union, Auraria Campus, 900 Auraria Parkway, Denver

Saturday, Oct. 29th
• Mass Mobilization with Occupy Denver
When: 12 pm
Where: Civic Center Park, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver

5 years since pizza delivery drivers form a union

Recently facebooking, I saw that a few of my friends had posted an article on a group of pizza delivery drivers that had formed a union for the first time. I was so excited about the story that I didn’t notice the date of the article: 9/22/06

Well, its the 5th anniversary of the formation of the American Union of Pizza Delivery Drivers. The formation of a union of food service workers marked a big victory… not only for the workers, but for the labor movement. It’s difficult for fast food workers to organize due to high turnover rates, a workforce of young minimum wage earners, and ease of replacement of the workforce. All of these factors have made it easier for the fiercely anti-union bosses to fight any signs of unionization.

At the time the pizza delivery drivers were going into negotiations with their employer, Domino’s Pizza, Mark Damron, speaking on behalf of the IWW, spoke about the challenges of organizing in the food service industry. [Damron] “said that is changing because older workers are taking service industry jobs that were traditionally held by younger workers.” He went on to say, “As these people move into those jobs, they have higher expectations,” he said. “You are going to see more agitation and expectations among middle-aged men who have been downsized and are now working as baristas or short-order cooks.” ¹

Is this still true? Do older workers doing food service jobs have higher expectations? Unemployment has doubled since 2006, so those looking for work aren’t just those who lost their union jobs due to downsizing and shipping jobs overseas. We have seen some food service workers unionizing or attempting to unionize, with some victories here and there – i.e. Jimmy John’s and Starbucks workers organizing with IWW- but can we continue to grow the movement of food service workers?

1.”Pizza Delivery Drivers form First Union.” USA Today on the Web 9/22/2006. Accessed 9/23/06. <http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2006-09-22-pizza-union_x.htm&gt;.

Solidarity wins against Chase!

Jennifer Hickey reports on the outcome of a struggle by Seattle activists to force a branch of Chase bank to return money they owed a customer.

via Solidarity wins against Chase | SocialistWorker.org.

New Rule: Bosses Must Inform Workers of Right to Organize – Working In These Times

New Rule: Bosses Must Inform Workers of Right to Organize – Working In These Times. – Read the article!

Employers must now post notices informing workers of their right to organize, to form, and to join labor unions. This rule goes into effect November 14.

Thank you National Labor Relations Board! This is long overdue. I spoke with about 3 workers just over the past week that told me their bosses said they weren’t allowed form a union.

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