Durango Education Foundation looks for ways to help 9-R

Diana Cruz, executive director of the Durango Education Foundation, is looking to boost the foundation’s visibility around town to help it provide more grants, scholarships and services to Durango...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump revokes Obama policy using race in school admissions

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is rescinding Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools to take a student’s race into account to promote diversity in admissions. The shift gives schools and...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Do you really know what your kid’s doing on that smartphone?

CHICAGO – Ayrial Miller is clearly annoyed. Her mother is sitting with her on the couch in their Chicago apartment, scrolling through the teen’s contacts on social media. “Who’s this?” asks Jennea...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Professor Fiona? Famous baby hippo an educational force

CINCINNATI – Just call her Professor Fiona. The Cincinnati Zoo’s famous premature baby hippo does more than delight social media fans and help sell a wide range of merchandise. She’s also an...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

With fundraising complete, Fort Lewis College set to buy rafting company

Fort Lewis College students, faculty and staff soon will have access to rafting permits on the Rio Chama and San Juan rivers in New Mexico and the Salt River in Arizona. The Fort Lewis College...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Support for swimming program at SunUte center requested

Bayfield and Ignacio schools are on the forefront of swimming education because all students receive swim lessons during school. Staff from SunUte Community Center came to the meeting of the...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango resident earns bachelor’s degree

Jessie Kroes of Durango graduated from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York with a bachelor of arts in aging studies.

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

SPOKANE, Wash. – Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

To stop summer brain drain, set fun learning goals

Q: What is your perspective on having kids do “homework” over the summer? My two kids (finishing fourth and second grades) both love to read and are above grade-level readers, so I am not worried...

DATE: June 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Washington, D.C.’s public schools go from success story to cautionary tale

WASHINGTON – As recently as a year ago, the public school system in the nation’s capital was being hailed as a shining example of successful urban education reform and a template for districts...

DATE: June 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

GOAL High School graduates area students

GOAL High School recently graduated 63 students from its Four Corners sites, which include Southwest Colorado locations in Durango, Cortez and Pagosa Springs. Local GOAL graduates include: Durango:...

DATE: June 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

6 college-money lessons you didn’t learn in high school

High school may have prepared you for college academically, but you may be less ready to handle your money, especially if you need student loans. More than two-thirds of college students at all...

DATE: June 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

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