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Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming

SANTA FE – A proposed overhaul of New Mexico’s state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis College enrollment down 6.6 percent

Fall enrollment at Fort Lewis College is down 6.6 percent compared with last year – the lowest it has been in more than a decade – prompting the college to increase its effort to boost retention...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Four candidates enter race for Durango School District 9-R board

Four candidates have entered the race for the Durango School District 9-R board in the biennial school election on Nov. 7. Three of the five board seats are up for election, and members serve for...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Daniels Scholarship now accepting applicants

Motivated, college-bound high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming are encouraged to apply for the Daniels Scholarship Program at www.danielsfund.org . The application session...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Astronaut links up with kids at Air and Space Museum to share his love of science

If you could ask an astronaut orbiting in space any question, what would it be? Students from several Washington-area schools got to do that recently at the Smithsonian National Air and Space...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Search committee meets to find replacement for Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas

A search committee has met to begin its effort to replace Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas, who will retire at the end of the 2017-18 school year. The 12-person search committee met for the...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Want your kids to be resilient? Here’s what not to do

Amy Morin knows a lot about resiliency. A licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and foster parent, she has devoted her life to helping others resolve problems and conflicts. But she also...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

University of Vermont enshrines healthy living in bricks and mortar

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Pledges by college students to eschew drugs and alcohol are old hat. Now they’re meditating, working out, practicing yoga, eating healthfully, and at least one school, the...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Ignacio School District discusses arming staff with guns

IGNACIO – Ignacio School District aims to ramp up school security after the enactment of the Claire Davis School Safety Act in June. A passionate group of more than 30 community members attended...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Transgender teen named homecoming king wants to spread love

PORTLAND, Maine – A transgender Maine teen who was crowned homecoming king at his new school says love and tolerance motivated his schoolmates to support him, and he wants to use his time in the...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

How to learn to play guitar at age 50

Bryan Adams famously got his first real six-string in the summer of ’69. I waited until the summer of 2017. I had just turned 50, and a series of lucky events led to my possession of an electric...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

10 ways to take the struggle out of homework

Nikki was frustrated. Her daughter Kirsten, 13, had just finished her required summer reading. She needed to write a summary, and Nikki urged her to do it while the details were still fresh. “It’s...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education