New school year brings focus on security and safety

A more violent, harsh world is increasingly hard to ignore. Sadly, the first day of school in Durango reflects that. Durango schools continue a journey that increasingly emphasizes safety, security...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school district seeks bids for new bus garage

A plan for a new bus garage for Dolores Schools will be put out for rebid, board members decided at their meeting last week. Previous bids came in higher than what was budgeted for the project,...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teacher candidacies surge in wake of spring walkouts

The spring of teacher uprisings has given way to summer, but these are anything but lazy days for educators continuing the fight through their own election campaigns. Hundreds of teachers are...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Teenage girls learning science in Colorado’s backcountry

DENVER – The leg-busting path shot straight up, encountering small aspens before veering hard right at the base of a sheer rock. The conversations of teenage girls broke through the foliage,...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

DeVos proposes another rollback on for-profit college rules

The Trump administration plans to roll back another major Obama-era rule that was created to police the for-profit college industry, according to a proposal issued by the Education Department on...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Tasks to help the start of school go more smoothly

In the blink of an eye, all of that planning and organizing you did to make your summer run smoothly is in the rearview mirror, and it’s already time to focus on yet another busy seasonal and...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis College joins science partnership to boost diversity

Fort Lewis College earned a grant to foster research in materials science and boost the number of Native Americans and minorities who study in the field. The National Science Foundation awarded...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Retailers raise game on back-to-school supplies

NEW YORK – The microwave ate my homework? Reusable notebooks where writing disappears with heat are among the basic school supplies raising their game against gadgets like iPads. Also hot in the...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

First of Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons released from space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The first of Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons finally was released from space Tuesday, 32 years after she died aboard Challenger. NASA and the Challenger Center for Space...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Goo-gle gaga: Parenting in the age of Alexa and her ilk

Hey parents: What if there was a machine that could respond to your kids’ every command, never tiring, even if they ask it to tell jokes for two hours or answer all their homework questions? It’s a...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

5 high schoolers chosen as National Student Poets

NEW YORK – Five teenagers have been selected National Student Poets, a program that will have them serve as ambassadors at everything from literary readings to community service. The poets include...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis College to provide English as second language training

The Fort Lewis College School of Education will begin to offer graduate courses and field work for New Mexico’s Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages endorsement. The TESOL endorsement is...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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