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Durango School District, Early Childhood Council to expand child care

Justice Wofford spent a month driving her daughter from her home in Mancos to River Mist preschool east of Durango so she could attend class at Fort Lewis College during the spring semester. In the...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Modern Band Summit teaches students and teachers to love music

FORT COLLINS (AP) – Mariana Henke stood barefoot while strumming her black guitar on stage. She played several original songs as teachers from across the country listened. More than 500 educators...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Want to raise empathetic kids? Try spending time in nature

Earlier this year, I wrote about what kids should do if they found a baby bird on the ground. The idea for the story came from an experience I had with my sons last summer, when we discovered a...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis College professor gets $100k to study bee die-offs

Fort Lewis College associate professor of chemistry Bill Collins has been awarded $103,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study and combat honeybee die-offs. Collins and his students...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School summer social will be held July 24

Animas High School will hold its annual summer get-together, the Osprey Summer Social, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 24 at the school 271 Twin Buttes Ave. New and returning students and families, as...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: UNKNOWN

Animas High to hold open house

Animas High School will hold its Summer Open House and Information Session on from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 19. The event provides an opportunity for new families to meet one another and get answers...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: UNKNOWN

Animas High School seeks new board members

Animas High School is seeking new members to join the charter school’s board of directors. Board members’ responsibilities include: Ensuring the school is fulfilling its mission and vision....

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Education Foundation looks for ways to help 9-R

Diana Cruz, executive director of the Durango Education Foundation, is looking to boost the foundation’s visibility around town to help it provide more grants, scholarships and services to Durango...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump revokes Obama policy using race in school admissions

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is rescinding Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools to take a student’s race into account to promote diversity in admissions. The shift gives schools and...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Do you really know what your kid’s doing on that smartphone?

CHICAGO – Ayrial Miller is clearly annoyed. Her mother is sitting with her on the couch in their Chicago apartment, scrolling through the teen’s contacts on social media. “Who’s this?” asks Jennea...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Professor Fiona? Famous baby hippo an educational force

CINCINNATI – Just call her Professor Fiona. The Cincinnati Zoo’s famous premature baby hippo does more than delight social media fans and help sell a wide range of merchandise. She’s also an...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

With fundraising complete, Fort Lewis College set to buy rafting company

Fort Lewis College students, faculty and staff soon will have access to rafting permits on the Rio Chama and San Juan rivers in New Mexico and the Salt River in Arizona. The Fort Lewis College...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News