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Durango High School advance-placement students earn Christmas bonuses

More students are taking Advanced Placement classes at Durango High School, and one of the main reasons is the school’s involvement with a grant program that helps students, teachers and the school...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Education

A teacher’s perspective: How to build an alliance with your child’s teacher

Given all the time they spend with students, teachers can be powerful parent allies. They see children in many contexts, observing patterns and spotting problems. Being human, teachers vary in...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Colorado school board votes to end voucher program

CASTLE ROCK – A new anti-voucher majority on a suburban Denver school district board voted Monday night to eliminate a program enacted by an earlier conservative-dominated board to help public...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

School counselors help students navigate today’s social and academic challenges

Durango School District 9-R made a commitment last year to increase the student-to-councilor ratio, and early signs show the effort is paying off. Andy Burns, chief operations officer for Durango...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation

MILWAUKEE – Charter schools are among the nation’s most segregated, an Associated Press analysis finds – an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis College will fill enrollment position with an interim hire

As Fort Lewis College struggles with lagging enrollment, it will fill the position of vice president for enrollment management with a temporary, interim hire. President Dene Kay Thomas informed the...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC adds education master’s program

A new master’s program in the Teacher’s Education Department has been approved by the Board of Trustees of Fort Lewis College. The degree’s title will be Master of Arts in Education: Culturally and...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Why some students quit college – and how they can finish

Growing up in Cookeville, Tennessee, a university town about 80 miles east of Nashville, Hayley Furcean was determined to be the first college graduate in her family. “I’ve always been the smart...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

DeVos: Mobile app coming for federal student aid application

WASHINGTON – College students will soon be able to file their applications for federal student aid through a mobile app, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Tuesday. Speaking at a conference of...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

New Florida law expected to increase textbook challenges

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A parent in Florida is citing profanity and violence in trying to get the local school to ban Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 – itself a cautionary tale on the banning of...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Schools adept at shoring up security at any hint of danger

It’s a familiar scenario: A school official, hearing about a potential danger that’s too close for comfort, locks down the building. A nearby bank may have been robbed. Officers might be serving a...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Faced with high illiteracy rates, D.C. pushes adult learning

WASHINGTON – A high school dropout, Nicole Dickey adds fractions in math class at a charter school for adults, hoping to earn her high school credentials and find a good paying office job. “My life...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education