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Light load equals limited learning

A new study provides disturbing answers to questions about how much students actually learn in college – for many, not much – and has inflamed a debate about the value of an American higher...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R school board to meet Feb. 22 The Durango School District 9-R Board will meet at 5 p.m. Feb. 22 in the board room of the administration building, 201 E. 12th St. All are welcome.Freedom Writer...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

College freshmen troubled but optimistic

PHILADELPHIA – This year’s class of U.S. college freshmen is reporting record-low levels of emotional health, with more students saying they frequently felt overwhelmed by work as high school...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

DHS seniors can apply for scholarships Scholarships are available for Durango High School seniors through the Durango Foundation for Educational Excellence.Applications are available at...

DATE: Feb. 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

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