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Colorado reconsiders its formula for rating schools

The vast majority of Colorado schools and districts get a passing score from state regulators who track their performance. Yet, fewer than half of Colorado third-graders meet state expectations in...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 hour 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dolores Elementary test scores rebound dramatically

Significant improvement in 2018 state test scores has removed Dolores Elementary School from a Colorado watch list, school officials reported last week. And overall, the Dolores School District...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo Community College Southwest opens campus at Durango High

After tailoring its course offerings to meet community needs – with a focus on early childhood education – Pueblo Community College Southwest has officially opened its new campus at Durango High...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 22 hours 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

DeVos to students: Don’t hide behind a Twitter handle

PHILADELPHIA – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Monday encouraged students to engage others with respect and not to “be nasty” while hiding behind Twitter handles, leading one student to wonder...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis College students seek to boost voter turnout among peers

A group of Fort Lewis College political science students are working to turn around low participation in elections on campus – setting up weekly educational panels on issues and candidates and...

DATE: Sept. 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Small private college abandons ‘prestige’ tuition pricing

SANTA FE – A private liberal arts college with campuses in New Mexico and Maryland announced Wednesday a $17,000 reduction in its annual tuition, while acknowledging that steady price increases in...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango School District employees may face higher health insurance costs

Higher health insurance costs may be coming to Durango School District 9-R employees as claims are coming in faster than anticipated for the second consecutive year. The district uses a partially...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Broken’ economics for preschool workers, child care sector

SEATTLE – A dire child care workforce crisis amid a booming U.S. economy is compelling many industry players to turn to business tactics more closely resembling Wall Street than “Sesame Street” –...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis College’s new president launches a listening tour

Tom Stritikus is beginning his tenure as president of Fort Lewis College playing to a strength: listening. Stritikus is in the middle of a listening tour during his first weeks on campus. He...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teacher strikes, unrest hit West Coast as unions flex muscle

SEATTLE – Fights over teacher salaries and working conditions are escalating along the West Coast, emboldened in part by the momentum from widespread teacher strikes in more conservative states....

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Ignacio School District improves state rating

The Ignacio School District improved its rating from the Colorado Department of Education for 2018, one of six low-performing districts in the state to earn an upgrade. The ratings come in part...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

From penny press to Snapchat: Parents fret through the ages

NEW YORK – When Stephen Dennis was raising his two sons in the 1980s, he never heard the phrase “screen time,” nor did he worry much about the hours his kids spent with technology. When he bought...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education