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Nation’s schools brace for cuts

LANCASTER, Pa. – Educators are bracing for a tough reality: As difficult as budget cuts have been on schools, more tough times are likely ahead.Even in a best-case scenario that assumes strong...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Most colleges are not ready to ask about LGBT status

ELMHURST, Ill. – Gary Rold didn’t necessarily consider himself a pioneer when he decided Elmhurst College would begin asking applicants about their sexual orientation.“I thought from the...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Movement calms the mind

Exercising to calm down. The concept may seem contradictory, but it has worked wonders for the teachers and students at The Liberty School. Since the beginning of the year, Liberty’s 19 students...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Animas Valley announces Huskies Animas Valley Elementary School announces that it has named these students Huskies of the Week for showing curiosity or commitment: Manuel Sanchez, Tristin Sanchez,...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Schools say ‘potato’ – and Senate does, too

WASHINGTON – The Senate threw its support behind the potato Tuesday, voting to block an Obama administration proposal to limit the vegetable on school lunch lines. Agriculture Department rules...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R offers survey for superintendent input The Durango School District 9-R School Board has created an online survey for comments about its superintendent search at www.surveymonkey.com/s/VZF376T....

DATE: Oct. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R to hold parent, teacher conferences The Durango School District 9-R schools will conduct Parent/Teacher Conferences today and Thursday.All 9-R schools will be on an early release schedule these...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Proposition 103 isn’t a bad idea, some think

EDWARDS –Colorado needs to do the right thing, and a statewide tax increase for schools is it, said an advocate campaigning for it in Vail.“There is never a bad time to do the right thing,” said...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Insight for your tuition

It sounds like a simple question: How much is a college actually going to cost?In fact, it’s a slippery one. But thanks to a federal mandate, a new tool to help students and families pin down an...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Taking the class outside

The group of third-graders gathered around the rabbit brush plant as Allison Smith showed them an insect egg that had been nesting in its branches. The egg would eventually turn into a larvae and...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Carnegie Mellon will open campus in Rwanda’s capital

PITTSBURGH – Carnegie Mellon University plans to open a branch campus in Rwanda next year, making it the first American university to do so in central Africa.The students who attend the program in...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

education briefs

Durango School Board to hold work session The next Durango School Board work session is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday in the 9-R Board Room in the Administration Building. The work session will...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

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