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iPads take a place next to crayons in kindergarten

PORTLAND, Maine – Kindergarten classes are supplementing crayons, finger paints and flashcards with iPads, a development that excites supporters but that detractors worry is wasted on pupils too...

DATE: April 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Athletics, activities to be meeting’s focus The Durango High School Athletic/Activities Department will hold a “Rush Night” for all students in grades eight to 11 and their parents from 6:30 to...

DATE: April 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Texas backs off guns on campus

AUSTIN, Texas – Two months ago, Texas looked ready to allow concealed handguns in college classrooms. Lawmakers lined up to sponsor a bill, pistol-packing Gov. Rick Perry supported it and gun...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R school board to meet Tuesday The Durango School District 9-R Board will meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the board room of the administration building, 201 E. 12th St. All are welcome. A copy of...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango school board revises public comment policy

For at least the last seven months, when a member of the public commented at Durango School District 9-R’s board meetings, board members had no choice but to hold their tongues. They were...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Unlikely small Lutheran college hot among Jewish students

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – One of the hottest college campuses in the U.S. for Jewish students is also one of the unlikeliest: a small Lutheran school erected around a soaring stone chapel with a cross on...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Sunnyside’s shining achievements

Whatever makes the magic formula for school success, Sunnyside Elementary has discovered it. Last month, the school received two awards to put it in the upper tier of Colorado schools. The school...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Grace offers SAT to home-schoolers Grace Preparatory Academy will be offering SAT testing for all interested home-schooled students from 8 a.m. to noon April 12 and 14. To RSVP, call 385-7544 as...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Big Picture to hold information night The Big Picture Learning Network will hold an information night for parents and students interested in learning more about Durango Big Picture High School...

DATE: March 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Feds target college rates

Vice President Joe Biden unveiled an administration plan Tuesday to involve governors directly in efforts to boost college graduation rates while providing millions in financial incentives for...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Survey targets district budget for 2011-12 The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education encourages the community to participate in an online survey about the 2011-12 budget. The results of...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

For the love of music

The notes echoed down the empty hallway, filling its silence with the brassy, sassy sounds of the trumpet. It was 12:05 on a Wednesday afternoon, and Kevin Taylor had started to practice. The...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

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