As state cuts back, Colorado college student costs soar

DENVER – In 2000, Colorado taxpayers footed 68 percent of the costs of a college degree, with students chipping in about one-third. Two decades and two recessions later, that ratio has nearly...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Silverton students examine the town’s untold stories

On a Monday night in May 1902, Silverton’s Chinese residents were chased out of town, in an event the newspaper called a “murderous attack.” They were forced out of town and made to walk south...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Pueblo Community College to add bachelor’s degree in nursing

Pueblo Community College, including its campuses in Mancos and Durango, will offer a new online Bachelor of Science in Nursing program beginning in the fall of 2019. Paula Kirchner, who will soon...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taking on the system: ‘Dreamers’ are getting law degrees

HARTFORD, Conn. – Denia Perez’s parents brought her from Mexico to the United States illegally when she was 11 months old. Last month, she became among the first of the so-called “Dreamers” to earn...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Texas mom marched after Parkland, then her town was next

SANTA FE, Texas – She stood at her bedroom door for five minutes Saturday morning trying to work up the courage to turn the knob and re-enter a world she worried would never feel safe or whole...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Texas school shooting survivors face a ‘spiritual war zone’

SANTA FE, Texas – The graduating seniors of a Houston-area high school where 10 people were gunned down last week have had a terrifying insight into the world that awaits them, a district attorney...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Analysis shows how Bill Gates influences education policy

SEATTLE – Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions for American classrooms. His nonprofit Bill and Melinda Gates...

DATE: May 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Once a homeless addict, he learned to read at 37. Now, he’s a college graduate

Freddie Sherrill was homeless, an alcoholic and drug addict, and he used to steal his kids’ Christmas presents from under the tree and sell them. He was eating out of dumpsters. He could not read...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

SANTA FE, Texas – A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation’s...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Dolores moves forward with school-based health clinic

After hearing from citizens and Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin, the Dolores School Board approved a contractor for a school-based health clinic. The motion was made by District Re-4A Board...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study: Despite modest income, teachers pay for class needs

WASHINGTON – Every year Anna Graven dips into her modest teacher salary and spends her own money to buy bulletin boards, pencils, paper, highlighters and tissues for her high school students in...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Food pantry to open this summer for Durango students

A food pantry to serve Durango School District 9-R students and their families will be established this summer at Durango High School, and two “stuff the bus” events to stock the pantry will be...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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