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Animas Valley fifth-graders, DHS students receive honors

Durango students received some accolades this week. A team of Animas Valley Elementary fifth-graders advanced to the Global Finals of the Destination Imagination competition by finishing second in...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Possibility of first-ever strike divides Arizona teachers

PEORIA, Ariz. – The question of whether Arizona teachers should walk off the job to call for increased school funding has both mobilized and stratified tens of thousands of educators, with some...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Will high school activism hurt your college chances?

Students risked disciplinary action at nearly 3,000 high schools in the first nationwide walkout for gun policy reform in March. But they most likely didn’t risk their hopes for college admission....

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Colorado teachers rally at Capitol for school funding

DENVER – Hundreds of public school teachers swarmed the Colorado state Capitol on Monday, shuttering one suburban Denver school district to demand better salaries, as lawmakers were set to debate a...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

State budget includes $3 million for exercise science expansion at FLC gym

After a dreary budgetary season, Fort Lewis College received some good financial news Thursday. Funds of $3 million have been included in the 2018-19 state budget to be used in the design and...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teachers wary of Arizona governor’s pay boost plan

PHOENIX – Arizona teachers said Friday they were deeply skeptical of the Republican governor’s promise to sharply increase pay, wondering where the money will come from while pointing to ongoing...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Trustees hear comments on Fort Lewis College presidential candidates

Fort Lewis College trustees opened the floor to public comments on the three candidates vying to be the next president at the school, and support was voiced for all three. The finalists for the...

DATE: April 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona teachers demanding raise protest at schools

PHOENIX – Thousands of Arizona teachers wearing red shirts and carrying signs protested outside more than a thousand schools Wednesday, demanding higher salaries and better school funding. The...

DATE: April 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Online surveys available for Fort Lewis College presidential candidates

Fort Lewis College has created online feedback surveys for community members to comment about the three finalists vying to become the school’s next president. The surveys for each candidate are...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teachers acquire a new skill: How to stop the bleeding

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa – As she learned the basics of applying direct pressure, packing a wound with gauze and tying a tourniquet, sixth-grade math and social studies teacher Kari Stafford shook her...

DATE: April 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango schools superintendent remaining with district

Dan Snowberger, superintendent of Durango School District 9-R, is staying in Durango. Snowberger was one of four finalists for the superintendent position with Thompson School District in Loveland....

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Arizona tribe: Ruling could help Native students across U.S.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Stephen C. has been taught only math and English at a U.S.-run elementary school for Native American children deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon. Teachers have left midyear,...

DATE: April 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News