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To stop summer brain drain, set fun learning goals

Q: What is your perspective on having kids do “homework” over the summer? My two kids (finishing fourth and second grades) both love to read and are above grade-level readers, so I am not worried...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Washington, D.C.’s public schools go from success story to cautionary tale

WASHINGTON – As recently as a year ago, the public school system in the nation’s capital was being hailed as a shining example of successful urban education reform and a template for districts...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

GOAL High School graduates area students

GOAL High School recently graduated 63 students from its Four Corners sites, which include Southwest Colorado locations in Durango, Cortez and Pagosa Springs. Local GOAL graduates include: Durango:...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

6 college-money lessons you didn’t learn in high school

High school may have prepared you for college academically, but you may be less ready to handle your money, especially if you need student loans. More than two-thirds of college students at all...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

New Mexcio candidate would replace teacher evaluations

SANTA FE – Republican gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce said Thursday he would immediately suspend New Mexico’s embattled teacher evaluation system if elected. He said educators are being judged...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Colorado schools board omits gun benefits in standards

DENVER – Colorado’s Board of Education has rejected a proposal to have 4th grade students discuss potential benefits of guns. The board voted 4-3 Wednesday to reject standards requiring students to...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Science Says: What happens when researchers make mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes, but when scientists do, the remedy goes far beyond saying you’re sorry. Two fresh examples show how some journals and universities react when the need arises to set the...

DATE: June 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Cortez School District gets community input on mill levy issue

Leaders of the Montezuma-Cortez School District met with stakeholders on Thursday to plan for a second try at passing a mill levy increase. Ballot Measure 3B, which would have funded staff salary...

DATE: June 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Escalante Middle School names honor students

Escalante Middle School announced honor roll students for the 2018 spring semester: Sixth grade Derian Aguilar, Leia Albrecht, Riley Belt, Hannah Belvin, Madison Bleger, Jake Burdick, Carolena...

DATE: June 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

School safety panel will not look at guns, DeVos says

WASHINGTON – The federal school safety commission set up after the deadly shooting at a Florida high school will not examine the role of guns in school violence, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos...

DATE: June 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Parkland students to make bus tour to register young voters

PARKLAND, Fla. – A day after graduating, a group of Florida high school shooting survivors announced they’ll spend their summer crisscrossing the country, expanding their grass-roots activism from...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

2 Durango High School academic stars recognized

Here’s a couple of secrets for academic success for entering freshmen at Durango High School: Work hard early in the year to build up a grade cushion when burnout strikes later in the year. Develop...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News