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Across U.S., charter school movement grows

OAKLAND, Calif. – As cash-strapped school districts lay off teachers and close campuses, publicly funded charter schools are flourishing and altering the landscape of public education.Despite a...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Mountain Middle School opens enrollment

Mountain Middle School, Durango’s newest charter school, began enrollment last week, and school officials said there’s a possibility the process could end in a lottery. Currently, intent-to-enroll...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Game On!

Books were nowhere to be seen during the Durango Public Library’s newest youth program, Game On!, last Thursday afternoon.During the hourlong program, the library provides board games, dominoes and...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

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

DATE: Jan. 25, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

DHS announces upcoming events Durango High School will hold these events:b Parent Teacher Conferences for the second trimester will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3. Participants should call from 8...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R student advances at math competition In November, six students from Durango High School competed in the University of Northern Colorado Mathematics Competition. J.P. Skeath, a sophomore at...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

DHS addresses teenage sexuality

Durango High School’s School Based Health Center will hold its first presentation for parents and students about teen health Thursday. The workshop, “Healthy Teenage Sexuality: What Will You Say To...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Teaching tribal culture

PORT ANGELES, Wash. – You can almost hear the splash of paddles hitting the water, an eagle call overhead and the crash of whales breaching as Jamie Valadez tells her high school students about...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Lawmaker wants ads on school buses

SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah lawmaker wants cash-strapped school districts to be allowed to sell advertising on school buses.Utah has the nation’s largest class sizes and spends less per student than...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Fifth-graders wanted for essay contest The Colorado School and Public Employees Retirement Association and AARP Colorado will hold a Grandparents’ Essay Contest, in which fifth-graders compete for...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

How do you find an effective teacher?

SEATTLE – Adults may be a little surprised by some of the preliminary findings of new research about what makes a great teacher.How do you find the most effective teachers? Ask your kids. That’s...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

U.S. kids trail peers

U.S. students are continuing to trail behind their peers in a pack of higher performing nations, according to results from a key international assessment.Scores from the 2009 Programme for...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education