Bayfield begins working on new strategic plan

The Bayfield School District is beginning a months-long strategic planning process, and it’s looking to the community for help. The district held its first public brainstorming workshop on Saturday...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Recession hinders preschool growth

WASHINGTON – The expansion in public prekindergarten programs has slowed and even been reversed in some states as school districts cope with shrinking budgets. As a result, many 3- and 4-year-olds...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Getting fit, from the top down

Across the country, parents, educators and legislators are focusing on getting kids moving. Now, administrators at the Ignacio and Bayfield school districts are trying to encourage teachers and...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Brief

FLC graduate Sara Bombaci receives research fellowship for CSU study Fort Lewis College alumna Sara Bombaci, currently a graduate student at Colorado State University, was awarded a National...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R board to hold work session Tuesday The Durango School District 9-R School Board will hold a work session at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Durango High School library. Board members will meet with...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

In Louisiana, the demand for French education surges

NEW ORLEANS – The wave of Hispanics who flooded the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina doesn’t appear to have dampened Louisiana families’ demand for their children to get a French education....

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Urban schools boost scores

ATLANTA – Students in urban schools are doing better in reading and math, even in Atlanta, which has been embroiled in a cheating scandal on state exams.Federal officials said there was no evidence...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Title VII committee to meet Jan. 25 The Title VII Parent Advisory Committee will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Durango School District 9-R administration building conference room.Gifted,...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

A four-legged audience

“Meet the seals. Seals are slippery. Seals are speedy. ... Seals live all over the world.” A.J. Folk pronounced each word slowly and carefully during the Friday morning reading session, making sure...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

New sex ed standards released

WASHINGTON – Young elementary school students should use the proper names for body parts and, by the end of fifth grade, know that sexual orientation is “the romantic attraction of an individual to...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R students will not have school Monday All Durango School District 9-R schools will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Students will not be attending school, but staff...

DATE: Jan. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Foster children struggle to graduate

When Carey Sommer entered foster care in California, he left his mom, his high school and his friends. Bounced from home to home, he changed high schools nine times until the disheartened teen...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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