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Eight ideas state Republicans have about education this year

A school safety assessment for each district. A bonus for high-rated teachers. A scholarship for students who graduate high school early. And a tax credit for teachers who buy school supplies for...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Does La Plata County schools’ cyber surveillance go too far?

At a Bayfield school board meeting in December, three parents questioned how the district protects students. Weeks before, the Bayfield IT director, Bill Bishop, presented one method districts...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis trustees approve new master’s program to license principals

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees voted Friday to approve an online degree program to license principals. The Master of Arts in Education: Principal Leadership degree is expected to start in...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 9-R evaluating options for new schools, bond measure

Durango School District 9-R is taking a hard look at its aging buildings and floating some big ideas, such as replacing Miller Middle School, closing and selling Florida Mesa Elementary School, and...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gun discovered in Montezuma-Cortez High School locker

A Montezuma-Cortez High School student brought a gun to school Tuesday, according to a letter sent by school district officials later that night. District staff members and Cortez police officials...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District votes to renew The Juniper School’s charter

The Durango School District 9-R board voted to renew The Juniper School’s charter Wednesday after some members expressed concerns last week about the school’s finances and its plan to buy a...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teaching climate change a tricky endeavor in politically charged world

At Durango’s schools, it’s up to students to decide whether climate change is real. “Naming climate change as a thing, you won’t see that anywhere stated explicitly,” said Leanne Garcia, director...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College re-examines its past

The symbolic heart of Fort Lewis College, the Clock Tower, presents a series of panels highlighting the school’s history – panels that have drawn scrutiny in recent years for seemingly glossing...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Does Fort Lewis College’s sexual harassment policy restrict free speech?

A study of more than 400 colleges released this week called into question Fort Lewis College’s sexual harassment policy, saying it restricts students’ right to free speech. FLC’s sexual harassment...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College research lays foundation for next generation of nuclear power

Fort Lewis College students are determining the best ways to monitor and work with liquid sodium, a silvery molten metal, which could help develop the next generation of nuclear power plants. ...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan College announces holiday hours

The Educational Services Center at San Juan College, located in the clock tower building, will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday for the Thanksgiving holiday. The entire SJC campus will be closed for the...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango High School students receive experience in child care

Durango High School senior Kiley Ryan soothed a fussy infant to sleep at the beginning of her school day, one of many challenges expected to prepare her for a career in teaching or pediatric...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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