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Durango school board meeting rescheduled The Durango School Board of Education meeting scheduled for Aug. 25 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held Sept. 8.  District families updated on...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Back-to-school fashion is a study of the '60s

NEW YORK - Peace, love and neon. Those are the back-to-school buzzwords for a generation too young to remember those fashion themes the first time around, or even the second.This celebration of...

DATE: July 29, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Some real-world advice for those who recently graduated

OK, it's been a month since you've all graduated. For all of you "taking a year off" - which pretty much means either doing something cool such as hitchhiking across the country or building a...

DATE: June 21, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Miller Middle School made 'No Place For Hate'

Miller Middle School recently was designated a "No Place For Hate" location by the Anti Defamation League, one of the first schools on the Western Slope to have achieved this designation.Organizers...

DATE: May 20, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Our children, our stars, now will belong to everyone

The oceans and lakes and rivers and streams reflect stars on cloudless nights. They wave and shimmer, they dance with the water's movement. If you watch those reflections, where do you go? What do...

DATE: May 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Local VFW recognizes Miller students

Representatives from the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post passed out certificates and thanked Miller Middle School students for their words of support Tuesday at the Miller library, and sent one...

DATE: April 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Meeting of minds

DATE: March 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

DHS cheerleaders head to nationals

As cheerleading practice starts in the Durango High School cafeteria, music booms out of a portable stereo and the girls run laps around cushioned red mats."Durango is here, ready for our...

DATE: March 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

DHS culinary team readies for state competition

A Durango High School culinary team is preparing for a state tournament after winning first place at a regional competition earlier this month.The team took the top spot at the ProStart Regional...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

States fare poorly in teacher reviews

WASHINGTON - States are not doing what it takes to keep good teachers and remove bad ones, a national study found.Only Iowa and New Mexico require any evidence that public school teachers are...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

University of Arizona tests textbook rental program

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - With textbook prices continuing to put a strain on students' wallets, University of Arizona Bookstores are trying to provide some relief by offering a textbook rental...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Colleges turn cooking oil into biodiesel fuel

DAYTON, Ohio - Forgive the students at Sinclair Community College if they get the munchies when they pass the tractors that cut grass, blow leaves or sweep snow on campus: Oil that once cooked...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education