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Minority students face harsher punishments

WASHINGTON – African-American or Hispanic students may be more likely to be suspended, expelled – or even arrested – than their white peers. What’s not clear is why.Is it discrimination, as some...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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Durango school board to hold work session A special Durango School District 9-R School Board meeting and work session will be held at 5:30 p.m. March 15 in the conference room of the administration...

DATE: March 6, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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Speech, debate team places at tournament The Durango High School Speech and Debate Team won first place in the team sweepstakes at the recent Montrose High School Tournament. These members of the...

DATE: March 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Aging U.S. college grads shift workplace trends

WASHINGTON – Americans 60 or older are more likely than ever to have college degrees, helping redefine work and retirement as educated baby boomers swell the senior population at rates faster than...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Dyslexia will be focus of events

National Dyslexia Awareness Month may be in October but several upcoming events aim to bring that learning disability into local awareness right now. The Liberty School will be hosting a dyslexic...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Chicago school draws scrutiny over student fines

CHICAGO – A sense of order and decorum prevails at Noble Street College Prep as students move quickly through a hallway adorned with banners from dozens of colleges. Everyone wears a school polo...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Raising the grade

Students at Ignacio High School’s after-school tutoring sessions don’t really want to be there. And that’s what Principal Gary Witherspoon likes to hear. Students who have D’s or F’s in one or more...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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Independent school to open in Durango The Durango Community School, a new independent school, plans to host bimonthly information sessions to present the model for the school and answer...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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Invention convention announces results The Durango School District 9-R Invention Convention announces these results:These students received honorable mention: Piper Johnson, Jayma Schamp, Riley...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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Support group for parents available The Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted parent support group sponsored by the Durango School District 9-R Gifted and Talented Program is seeking members....

DATE: Feb. 21, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Animas High School announces events Animas High School’s second annual Sports Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 21 at the Boys and Girls Club.Donations of sporting equipment are being...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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9-R meetings to address superintendent search Durango School District 9-R has scheduled these School/Community Input Meetings on Feb. 27 about the search for a new superintendent. Community members...

DATE: Feb. 14, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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