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Test results a mixed bag for Durango 9-R

Editor’s note: This is the first installment of three stories examining the test scores for La Plata County schools. By Mia Rupani Herald Staff Writer Standardized test scores in Colorado are a...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Colorado test scores show students slowly improving

Colorado students’ standardized test scores are slowly improving, three years after a new, more difficult test was introduced. The CMAS test grades whether third- through eighth-graders are meeting...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Nathine Senne adds $70,000 to Fort Lewis College chemistry scholarship

Fort Lewis College announced a $70,000 gift from Nathine Senne, which will go toward the Richard A. Senne Memorial Scholarship fund that she and her late husband, Herbert, established in 1978 to...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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New school year brings new classes, construction

The Durango Herald talked with the superintendents from Durango School District 9-R, Bayfield School District and Ignacio School District to find out what is new at each district for this 2017-18...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bayfield music director gets Boettcher award

Derek Smith, music director at Bayfield High School, is one of 42 recipients of the 2017 Boettcher Foundation Teacher Recognition Award. Lenka Doskocil, a Boettcher scholar and 2017 BHS graduate,...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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I’m a teacher in Charlottesville: This is how I’ll talk to students about what happened

For the past 20 years, I have lived and worked in Charlottesville and Albemarle County in Virginia. I have taught every grade, kindergarten through seniors in high school. My son is a graduate of...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Ignacio School District refinances bonds

The Ignacio School Board recently announced the district successfully completed a second refinancing of the 2012 bond issue. The first was completed in October 2016 and the most recent was closed...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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State education department holds meeting in Ignacio

About 30 educators, administrators and parents gathered Monday night in Ignacio with the Colorado Department of Education to discuss ways to attract young people to work in education. The meeting...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Poll: Charters less popular, but vouchers less contentious

WASHINGTON – Support for opening more charter schools has dropped significantly among Americans, but there’s less opposition to expanding private school voucher programs, as the Trump...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Health department recommends updating vaccines

With children headed back to school later this month, San Juan Basin Public Health reminds parents of the importance of keeping school-aged children up to date on all vaccines. Childhood vaccines...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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People 55 and older can attend classes free at Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College invites community members ages 55 and older to attend classes free of charge as part of its Community Learners Program. This is the second year the program is being offered, said...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Transgender camp teaches kids they’re ‘normal, not alone’

EL CERRITO, Calif. – In some ways, Rainbow Day Camp is very ordinary. Kids arrive with a packed lunch, make friendship bracelets, play basketball, sing songs and get silly. But it is also unique,...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education