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More schools target fake student addresses

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kelley Williams-Bolar, alarmed after her home was broken into, yanked her two daughters out of their urban Akron, Ohio, schools and enrolled them in her father’s suburban school...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

N.M. education nominee questioned qualifications

SANTA FE, N.M.– Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s nominee for public education secretary, Hanna Skandera, faces questions in the Legislature over whether she meets constitutional requirements for...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Minorities sought to study abroad

PHILADELPHIA – When Sade Adeyina’s college roommate started bugging her about studying abroad together, she never thought she could afford a semester in Italy.Yet the friendly peer pressure –...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

How do you say ‘broken arm’ in Spanish?

Students in Fort Lewis College’s Spanish for the Professions class won’t have to wait long to test out what they have learned in class. Beginning next month, the 18 students will go to work for...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R summer academy seeks teachers The 2011 Durango School District 9-R Summer Academy, a summer school program designed for highly motivated students in grades second to sixth, is seeking...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

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

DATE: Feb. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Teachers, school leaders seek unity in Denver

DENVER – The nation’s education chief chastised teachers and their bosses in equal measure Tuesday as he launched what the Obama administration is touting as the first-ever national summit between...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

More than a race

On Saturday morning, when many children their age were probably just getting out of bed, the middle school students from the Liberty School were busy setting up the first ever Snowdown Winter...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Utah district using iPods, iPads as learning tools

LOGAN, Utah (AP) – For kids these days, an iPod has become more than a source of entertainment. It’s an educational tool.Students are using the popular gadget to practice math skills, learn how to...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Light load equals limited learning

A new study provides disturbing answers to questions about how much students actually learn in college – for many, not much – and has inflamed a debate about the value of an American higher...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R school board to meet Feb. 22 The Durango School District 9-R Board will meet at 5 p.m. Feb. 22 in the board room of the administration building, 201 E. 12th St. All are welcome.Freedom Writer...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

College freshmen troubled but optimistic

PHILADELPHIA – This year’s class of U.S. college freshmen is reporting record-low levels of emotional health, with more students saying they frequently felt overwhelmed by work as high school...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education