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Big expansion, big questions for Teach for America

MIAMI – In a distressed neighborhood north of Miami’s gleaming downtown, a group of enthusiastic but inexperienced instructors from Teach for America is trying to make progress where more veteran...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Motives of foreign student recruiters questioned

COLUMBIA, Mo. – As American universities welcome ever-greater numbers of international students, some professors and admissions counselors are questioning the motives of the very professionals who...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

DHS speech, debate team places at Grand Junction meet Durango High School Speech and Debate team announces that these students placed at the Grand Junction speech meet: Ryan Mull, third place in...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2011 | 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. A copy of the proposed...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Armenia moves to bring chess obsession into classrooms

YEREVAN, Armenia – Tiny Armenia is a big player in world chess, and a new gambit could make it even bigger: mandatory chess in school.The click-clack of chess pieces is being heard around the...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

20 people accused in college-exam scandal

GREAT NECK, N.Y. – At least 20 current or former high school students from an affluent New York suburb of high achievers have been charged in a widening college entrance exam cheating scandal that...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Adult education center receives donation The Durango Adult Education Center announces that it has received a $100,000 donation from the Marc and Jane Katz Family Fund. Started by the founders of...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Teachers, facing low salaries, moonlight

MIAMI – By day, Wade Brosz teaches American history at an A-rated Florida middle school. By night, he is a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness.Brosz took the three-night-a-week job at the gym after...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Health, safety council to meet in Durango The Coordinated School Health Services Office of Durango School District 9-R will host its semiannual School Health and Safety Advisory Council meeting...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

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DHS paper selected All-Colorado Newspaper The Durango High School paper, El Diablo,recently was selected as a 2010-11 All-Colorado Newspaper by the Colorado High School Press Association....

DATE: Nov. 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Durango school board to meet Tuesday The Durango School District 9-R School Board will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the board room of the administration building. A copy of the proposed agenda can be...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

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