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Graduation rate drops in N.M.

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico’s statewide average high school graduation rate slipped to 63 percent last year, but the Public Education Department said earlier this month it had changed the...

DATE: May 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Durango administration sets summer hours Beginning June 4, the Durango School District 9-R Administration Building will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday and will be closed...

DATE: May 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

FLC announces departmental awards These students have received departmental awards at Fort Lewis College for the 2011-12 academic year:Alex Araujo of Durango was honored with the Outstanding Senior...

DATE: May 12, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

When school fits the job

As tuition bills rise and job prospects remain slim, educators, parents and students increasingly have turned their attention to degrees and training programs most likely to guarantee a good job...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Republicans block debate on Dems’ student loan bill

WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic bill Tuesday to preserve low interest rates for millions of college students’ loans, as the two parties engaged in election-year choreography...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Errors rank Nevada school 13th in U.S.

LAS VEGAS – A principal says his suburban high school outside Las Vegas is great, but probably shouldn’t win the title of 13th best in the nation.Principal Jeff Horn is questioning the data that...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Miller to hold bike, walk week Miller Middle School will begin a bike and walk to school week Monday. Students are encouraged to bike or walk to school or get on the move at home. All students who...

DATE: May 8, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Park named Top Box-Tops school Park Elementary School was named the “Top Box-Tops school in Southwest Colorado.” Collection of box tops at Park Elementary raised more than $2,000 for Park’s Parent...

DATE: May 5, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Durango to offer Summer Academy Durango School District 9-R’s 33rd Summer Academy is open for registration for academically motivated students entering grades second to ninth.Registration is...

DATE: May 1, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Two 9-R schools recognized as healthy The Colorado Department of Education has recognized Fort Lewis Mesa and Animas Valley elementary schools as “Healthy School Champions.”The CDE created an...

DATE: April 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Teachers, students. Facebook friends?

NEW YORK – Should students and teachers ever be friends on Facebook? School districts across the country, including the nation’s largest, are weighing that question as they seek to balance the...

DATE: April 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

A trail all their own

Just as Durango is completing the last link in its Animas River Trail, students in Silverton are creating the first links of their town’s river trail.Thanks to a partnership with the nonprofit...

DATE: April 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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