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St. Columba teacher earns honors for environmental teaching methods

Hands-on, field work-based education is the hallmark of Lu Boren’s teaching style. The middle school science teacher at St. Columba Catholic School takes her seventh-graders on river monitoring...

DATE: April 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

This competition is cooking

The timer started ticking, and suddenly the Durango High School classroom was transformed into a teenage version of “Iron Chef America.” Dressed in white chef’s coats, the four members of the high...

DATE: April 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Speech, debate team to attend tournament Coach Darlene Clayton announces that the Durango High School speech and debate team has qualified five students to compete at the National Forensic League...

DATE: April 7, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Durango announces conference schedules Because of Parent/Teacher Conferences, all district schools are scheduled for early release today, Thursday and Friday. The schools’ conference schedules...

DATE: April 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

DHS speech, debate place at competition Seven students of the Durango High School Speech and Debate team attended the CHSAA state competition. Amanda Urban took fourth-place in Foreign...

DATE: March 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Durango’s revised academic calendar is online The approved and revised Durango School District 9-R School Board academic calendar for 2012-13 is available at durangoschools.org. The calendar is the...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

An iPad for every student: Texas district aims to change culture

McALLEN, Texas – A Texas school district is trying to close its digital divide by distributing thousands of Apple tablet computers in a move that could make it the largest iPads program for...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Security tightens after cheating

MINEOLA, N.Y. – The millions of students who take the SAT or ACT each year will have to submit photos of themselves when they sign up for the college entrance exams, under a host of new security...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Dances lessons – and so much more

Old time swing music echoed through the Park Elementary gym Friday as more than 60 fifth-graders stomped, twisted and rock-stepped their way through a dance lesson. It was the first of six weekly...

DATE: March 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

DHS announces honor students These Durango High School students have earned Principal’s List or Honor Roll status for the second trimester.Ninth-grade students who have earned the Principal’s List...

DATE: March 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Durango seeks ideas through online survey The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education is asking community members to provide ideas and comments through an online survey. The results of this...

DATE: March 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Nation’s graduation rate rises a bit

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – The last straw for 17-year-old Alton Burke was a note left on his door. The high school dropout picked up the phone and re-enrolled at South Hagerstown High.Burke missed about 200...

DATE: March 20, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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