Wild card triumph: Little-known speller wins national bee

OXON HILL, Md. – Karthik Nemmani didn’t win his regional spelling bee. He didn’t even win his county spelling bee. But he was still good enough to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Throwing...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Walmart offers employees new perk: cheap access to college

NEW YORK – Walmart is offering its employees a new perk: affordable access to a college degree. America’s largest private employer, which in the past has helped its workers get their high school or...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Durangoan graduates from Whitman College

Durango native Martina Pansze participated in commencement proceedings at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, on May 20. A graduate of Animas High School, Pansze received a bachelor’s...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Big Picture High School graduates 17

Big Picture High School’s valedictorian attributes her persistence to the mentoring and opportunities she received as a student, and it has paid off – to the tune of $28,000. Fiona Rodebaugh, who...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gun-reform activists spur voter registration at high schools

PARKLAND, Fla. – Students at more than 1,000 schools across the country are registering young voters in lunchrooms, hallways and even at upcoming graduation ceremonies in a week of activism aimed...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Teacher who stopped attack says he had to save students

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – A suburban Indianapolis teacher who was shot while tackling and disarming a student inside his classroom said Monday that his swift decisions “were the only acceptable actions”...

DATE: May 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

As state cuts back, Colorado college student costs soar

DENVER – In 2000, Colorado taxpayers footed 68 percent of the costs of a college degree, with students chipping in about one-third. Two decades and two recessions later, that ratio has nearly...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Silverton students examine the town’s untold stories

On a Monday night in May 1902, Silverton’s Chinese residents were chased out of town, in an event the newspaper called a “murderous attack.” They were forced out of town and made to walk south...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Pueblo Community College to add bachelor’s degree in nursing

Pueblo Community College, including its campuses in Mancos and Durango, will offer a new online Bachelor of Science in Nursing program beginning in the fall of 2019. Paula Kirchner, who will soon...

DATE: May 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Taking on the system: ‘Dreamers’ are getting law degrees

HARTFORD, Conn. – Denia Perez’s parents brought her from Mexico to the United States illegally when she was 11 months old. Last month, she became among the first of the so-called “Dreamers” to earn...

DATE: May 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Texas mom marched after Parkland, then her town was next

SANTA FE, Texas – She stood at her bedroom door for five minutes Saturday morning trying to work up the courage to turn the knob and re-enter a world she worried would never feel safe or whole...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Texas school shooting survivors face a ‘spiritual war zone’

SANTA FE, Texas – The graduating seniors of a Houston-area high school where 10 people were gunned down last week have had a terrifying insight into the world that awaits them, a district attorney...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

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