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Study-abroad programs nudge U.S. students out of ‘bubbles’

Educators are thrilled to see more American college students venturing abroad – perhaps 300,000 this year alone.Now if they can just get them to venture out of the “American bubbles” that can make...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

College costs spiral upward

It’s a kick in the gut even for students and families hardened to bad financial news: Average in-state tuition and fees at four-year public colleges rose another $631 this fall, or 8.3 percent,...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Nutrition gold standard

St. Columba Catholic School is jumping into student nutrition like never before as it goes for the gold medal in the Healthier U.S. School Challenge. Schools across the country can participate in...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

DHS announces AP Scholar Award winners Students at Durango High School have earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards in recognition of their achievement on AP exams.The College Board’s Advanced...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

U.S. students show improvement in math

WASHINGTON – Some progress. Still needs improvement.The nation’s report card on math and reading shows fourth- and eighth-graders scoring their best ever in math and eighth-graders making some...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Superintendent search is topic of survey The Durango School District 9-R School Board of Education is seeking comments about its superintendent search. People may take an online survey at...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Aerospace Design Team participates in forum Adviser Dan Garner and Durango Aerospace Design Team members Katie Dudley, Sean McLaughlin, Colin Mummery and Katy Schneider participated in an...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Nation’s schools brace for cuts

LANCASTER, Pa. – Educators are bracing for a tough reality: As difficult as budget cuts have been on schools, more tough times are likely ahead.Even in a best-case scenario that assumes strong...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Most colleges are not ready to ask about LGBT status

ELMHURST, Ill. – Gary Rold didn’t necessarily consider himself a pioneer when he decided Elmhurst College would begin asking applicants about their sexual orientation.“I thought from the...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Movement calms the mind

Exercising to calm down. The concept may seem contradictory, but it has worked wonders for the teachers and students at The Liberty School. Since the beginning of the year, Liberty’s 19 students...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Animas Valley announces Huskies Animas Valley Elementary School announces that it has named these students Huskies of the Week for showing curiosity or commitment: Manuel Sanchez, Tristin Sanchez,...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Schools say ‘potato’ – and Senate does, too

WASHINGTON – The Senate threw its support behind the potato Tuesday, voting to block an Obama administration proposal to limit the vegetable on school lunch lines. Agriculture Department rules...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education