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DHS speech, debate place at competition Seven students of the Durango High School Speech and Debate team attended the CHSAA state competition. Amanda Urban took fourth-place in Foreign...

DATE: March 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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Durango’s revised academic calendar is online The approved and revised Durango School District 9-R School Board academic calendar for 2012-13 is available at durangoschools.org. The calendar is the...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

An iPad for every student: Texas district aims to change culture

McALLEN, Texas – A Texas school district is trying to close its digital divide by distributing thousands of Apple tablet computers in a move that could make it the largest iPads program for...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Security tightens after cheating

MINEOLA, N.Y. – The millions of students who take the SAT or ACT each year will have to submit photos of themselves when they sign up for the college entrance exams, under a host of new security...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Dances lessons – and so much more

Old time swing music echoed through the Park Elementary gym Friday as more than 60 fifth-graders stomped, twisted and rock-stepped their way through a dance lesson. It was the first of six weekly...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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DHS announces honor students These Durango High School students have earned Principal’s List or Honor Roll status for the second trimester.Ninth-grade students who have earned the Principal’s List...

DATE: March 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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Durango seeks ideas through online survey The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education is asking community members to provide ideas and comments through an online survey. The results of this...

DATE: March 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Nation’s graduation rate rises a bit

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – The last straw for 17-year-old Alton Burke was a note left on his door. The high school dropout picked up the phone and re-enrolled at South Hagerstown High.Burke missed about 200...

DATE: March 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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SkillsUSA members to attend state competition The local high school SkillsUSA chapters competed in the 2012 region competition Feb. 17 at Bayfield High School. These place winners will compete...

DATE: March 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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Durango to address superintendent search A special Durango School District 9-R School Board meeting and work session will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the conference room of the administration...

DATE: March 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Learning from horses

Though she is the main instructor at Durango School District’s Phoenix Program, Hallie Whitney isn’t the only one doing the teaching. Most recently, Whitney has been on a mission to help her...

DATE: March 13, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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Kaela Maynes named Presidential Scholar Kaela Maynes, a 2008 graduate of Durango High School, was named a Presidential Scholar at Colorado Mesa University in recognition of achieving a 4.0...

DATE: March 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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