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Durango School District to discuss Gifted & Talented Program

Durango School District 9-R will host an overview of the district’s Gifted & Talented Program from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, in Needham Elementary School’s multipurpose room. The evening...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Poll: Most Americans feel fine about school choice

WASHINGTON – Even as fierce political battles rage in Washington over school choice, most Americans know little about charter schools or private school voucher programs. Still, more Americans feel...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Durango Adult Education Center to hold GED graduation

Durango Adult Education Center will hold its GED graduation ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. The commencement speaker will be Travis Johansen,...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Escalante Middle School students raise money for peregrine falcons

The use of DDT pesticides during the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s nearly wiped the American peregrine falcon off the map. The birds of prey were critically endangered by 1975, with an estimated 324 nesting...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Mountain Middle School eighth-graders to present exhibits at powerhouse

Suzanne Jackson’s eighth-grade science class at Mountain Middle School with present “Waves: Optic and Audio Exhibition” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 22, at the Powerhouse Science Center, 1333...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Ignacio High School students win silver medal at state competition

Two Ignacio High School students won a silver medal in April for a project they presented at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America state conference in Denver. Ada Wilmer and Chloe...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Spreadsheets and determination lead to Geographic Bee win

WASHINGTON – Pranay Varada was stung by last year’s National Geographic Bee, when he flubbed the official language of Sierra Leone – it’s English; he answered French – and finished in sixth place....

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Sunnyside Elementary to host book fair, superhero day

Sunnyside Elementary School, 75 County Road 218, will hold two events in May: A book fair will be held in the Sunnyside Branch Library from May 18 to May 23. A superhero-themed day will be held...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Phi Kappa Phi inducts two Southwest Colorado students

Ellison McMillan of Durango and Tyler Daniel of Cortez were recently inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society in the...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Bayfield Elementary breaks ground for renovations

It was a day of thanks and excitement at Bayfield Elementary School. Students are anticipating the prospect of a new playground, library and cafeteria at their existing school, as well as the...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Durango 9-R hires Needham Elementary principal, COO

Durango School District 9-R has hired a new chief operations officer and a new principal from Idaho for Needham Elementary School, the district announced Monday in a news release. Long-time Board...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Is free speech fading at colleges? Some defenders think so

In campus clashes from California to Vermont, many defenders of the First Amendment say they see signs that free speech, once a bedrock value in academia, is losing ground as a priority at U.S....

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education