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Economists want end to teachers’ degree bonuses

SEATTLE – Every year, American schools pay more than $8.6 billion in bonuses to teachers with master’s degrees, even though the idea that a higher degree makes a teacher more effective has been...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R school board to meet Dec. 14 The Durango School District 9-R School Board will meet at 5 p.m. Dec. 14 in the 9-R board room of the Administration Building, 201 E. 12th St. All are welcome.9-R...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

NYC’s Bloomberg hires former chief of USA Today

NEW YORK – The new chancellor of the nation’s largest public school system attended Catholic schools as a child, sent her children to a private boarding school and lists her service on a...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

A healthy future

Fort Lewis College students are the first undergraduates in the state to have the opportunity to major in public health. Professors say the major provides students a new way to contribute to the...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Teachers flex their muscles

LOS ANGELES – Four years ago, Francis Parkman Middle School was spiraling downward with plummeting enrollment, abysmal test scores and notoriety for unruliness. Then teachers stepped out of the...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

More Chinese students study in U.S.

PHILADELPHIA – American students are increasingly studying abroad in nontraditional destinations like Chile and Peru, while U.S. universities are hosting a growing number of students from China,...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R records office announces closure The Student Records and Transcript Office will be closed the week of Thanksgiving break from Monday to Nov. 26. The office will reopen Nov. 29. 9-R health...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R school board to meet Tuesday The Durango School District 9-R School Board will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the board room in the administration building, 201 E. 12th St. All are welcome.Durango...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

News executive to lead NYC public schools

NEW YORK – Mayor Michael Bloomberg named a top publishing executive to head the nation’s largest school system Tuesday after announcing that New York City’s long-term chancellor was stepping...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Textbook rentals no cure for rising costs of college

NEW YORK – Textbook-rental programs at many of the nation’s colleges – touted as money-savers for students – are limited by the number of available titles, publishers who release frequent new...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Cram school

KOTA, India – The teenage boy, with his gentle smile and scraggle of whiskers, stands in the fading light of the day and talks about the college entrance exam that he is certain will change his...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Program connects students to school

An intervention program aimed at promoting student engagement and retention is beginning this year in nine school districts across Southwest Colorado, including Durango, Ignacio and Bayfield. The...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education