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Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget

President Donald Trump’s budget proposal to provide federal tax money for private-school scholarships is getting pushback from an unconventional source: groups known for promoting school-choice...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Advocates slam Trump plan to reduce aid for college students

WASHINGTON – Education advocates say President Donald Trump’s budget contradicts his campaign pledge to make college more affordable with its proposed elimination of subsidized student loans and...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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School District 9-R talks funding libraries, salary increase for teachers

The discussion of the possible closure of satellite public libraries at Fort Lewis Mesa and Sunnyside Elementary schools drew about 20 people Tuesday to the Durango School District 9-R board...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Study: Bullying persists in school, reports of sex crime up

WASHINGTON – One in every five middle and high school students has complained of being bullied at school and the number of reports of sexual assault on college campuses has more than tripled over...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary to celebrate last day of school

Fort Lewis Mesa Elementary School will host an end-of-the-year picnic on June 1 at the Old Fort, 18683 Highway 140, Hesperus. Barbecue, burgers and hot dogs will be served. For more information,...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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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