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Proposition 103 isn’t a bad idea, some think

EDWARDS –Colorado needs to do the right thing, and a statewide tax increase for schools is it, said an advocate campaigning for it in Vail.“There is never a bad time to do the right thing,” said...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Insight for your tuition

It sounds like a simple question: How much is a college actually going to cost?In fact, it’s a slippery one. But thanks to a federal mandate, a new tool to help students and families pin down an...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Taking the class outside

The group of third-graders gathered around the rabbit brush plant as Allison Smith showed them an insect egg that had been nesting in its branches. The egg would eventually turn into a larvae and...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Carnegie Mellon will open campus in Rwanda’s capital

PITTSBURGH – Carnegie Mellon University plans to open a branch campus in Rwanda next year, making it the first American university to do so in central Africa.The students who attend the program in...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

education briefs

Durango School Board to hold work session The next Durango School Board work session is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday in the 9-R Board Room in the Administration Building. The work session will...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

A new trail toward fitness

The simple structures dotting the grounds of Ignacio Intermediate School are much more than new playground equipment. The 20 stations – made of wooden beams and metal bars – are part of the...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Trip to Africa shaped values of new Colorado principal

PENROSE (AP) – Max Engelhardt got an education he could never have learned from a textbook.The new Penrose Elementary School principal wanted to see how people in Africa lived, so he stayed with a...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

No vaccine, no school for Calif. students

SAN FRANCISCO – California schools are turning away middle and high school students who have not received the whooping-cough vaccine as required under a law passed last year after a historic spike...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

DHS to hold meetings for parents, teahers Durango High School parent/teacher conferences will take place Oct. 12 and 13. To set up a conference, parents must call 259-1630, ext. 2327, from 8 a.m....

DATE: Sept. 27, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

SAT reading scores slip to their lowest level

SAT reading scores for the high school class of 2011 were the lowest on record, and combined reading and math scores fell to their lowest point since 1995.The College Board, which released the...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R school board to hold work session The Durango School District 9-R School Board will hold a work session with community members at 5 p.m. Sept. 28 in the board room in the administration...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Missouri technical college begins drug tests

LINN, Mo. – Textbooks? Check. School sweatshirt? Check. Urine specimen cup? Only if you want to stay in school.A drug-free demand greeted new students last week at Linn State Technical College, a...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

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