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In Louisiana, the demand for French education surges

NEW ORLEANS – The wave of Hispanics who flooded the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina doesn’t appear to have dampened Louisiana families’ demand for their children to get a French education....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Urban schools boost scores

ATLANTA – Students in urban schools are doing better in reading and math, even in Atlanta, which has been embroiled in a cheating scandal on state exams.Federal officials said there was no evidence...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Title VII committee to meet Jan. 25 The Title VII Parent Advisory Committee will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Durango School District 9-R administration building conference room.Gifted,...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

A four-legged audience

“Meet the seals. Seals are slippery. Seals are speedy. ... Seals live all over the world.” A.J. Folk pronounced each word slowly and carefully during the Friday morning reading session, making sure...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

New sex ed standards released

WASHINGTON – Young elementary school students should use the proper names for body parts and, by the end of fifth grade, know that sexual orientation is “the romantic attraction of an individual to...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R students will not have school Monday All Durango School District 9-R schools will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Students will not be attending school, but staff...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Foster children struggle to graduate

When Carey Sommer entered foster care in California, he left his mom, his high school and his friends. Bounced from home to home, he changed high schools nine times until the disheartened teen...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

A partnership for science

A new grant funded by the National Science Foundation aims to help Fort Lewis College and Farmington-based San Juan College raise their number of graduates in science, technology, engineering and...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Animas High School announces events Animas High School will hold these events:Informational meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 12, 19 and 26 at the school, 3206 Main Ave. Enrollment for freshmen...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Students engineer solutions to binge drinking

CONCORD, N.H. – A few years ago, students in Dartmouth College’s introductory engineering class invented a bicycle wheel to help young children maintain their balance. A recent challenge for the...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Oy vey! Yiddish makes comeback at nation’s colleges

ATLANTA – A group of American college students stands in a semicircle, clapping and hopping on one foot as they sing in Yiddish: “Az der rebe tantst, tantsn ale khsidim!”In English, the lyrics...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Brief

Chelsea Cushing graduates from CSU Chelsea Thomas Cushing, a 2007 Durango High School graduate, graduated from Colorado State University on Dec. 17 with two bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

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