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A partnership for science

A new grant funded by the National Science Foundation aims to help Fort Lewis College and Farmington-based San Juan College raise their number of graduates in science, technology, engineering and...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Animas High School announces events Animas High School will hold these events:Informational meetings will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 12, 19 and 26 at the school, 3206 Main Ave. Enrollment for freshmen...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Students engineer solutions to binge drinking

CONCORD, N.H. – A few years ago, students in Dartmouth College’s introductory engineering class invented a bicycle wheel to help young children maintain their balance. A recent challenge for the...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Oy vey! Yiddish makes comeback at nation’s colleges

ATLANTA – A group of American college students stands in a semicircle, clapping and hopping on one foot as they sing in Yiddish: “Az der rebe tantst, tantsn ale khsidim!”In English, the lyrics...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Brief

Chelsea Cushing graduates from CSU Chelsea Thomas Cushing, a 2007 Durango High School graduate, graduated from Colorado State University on Dec. 17 with two bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and...

DATE: Dec. 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

DHS announces honor students These students were named to Durango High School’s Principal’s List, all A’s, and Honor Roll, all A’s and B’s, for the first trimester:Ninth grade Principal’s List:...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Winning team hurts grades

On campus, a successful football team is a cause for celebration. So much celebration, in fact, that three economists have found a link between a winning season at one big-time football program and...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

San Juan College alters application process The San Juan College Human Resources department is preparing to implement a new applicant tracking system. The upgrade will occur during the winter...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

DHS speech, debate receive awards at invite The Durango High School speech and debate team attended the Fruita Monument High School John Vail Memorial invite and received these awards:DHS earned...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Indispensable medicine

The “doctor’s office inside a school” that has been operating at Durango High School for four years now has an elementary school counterpart at Florida Mesa Elementary. The new school-based health...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Some Asians’ college strategy: Don’t check ‘Asian’

Lanya Olmstead was born in Florida to a mother who immigrated from Taiwan and an American father of Norwegian ancestry. Ethnically, she considers herself half Taiwanese and half Norwegian. But when...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Winter commencement to be held Saturday Fort Lewis College’s Winter Commencement will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Whalen Gym. FLC Featured Scholar and professor of geosciences Gary...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

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