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Texas school shooting survivors face a ‘spiritual war zone’

SANTA FE, Texas – The graduating seniors of a Houston-area high school where 10 people were gunned down last week have had a terrifying insight into the world that awaits them, a district attorney...

DATE: May 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Analysis shows how Bill Gates influences education policy

SEATTLE – Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions for American classrooms. His nonprofit Bill and Melinda Gates...

DATE: May 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Once a homeless addict, he learned to read at 37. Now, he’s a college graduate

Freddie Sherrill was homeless, an alcoholic and drug addict, and he used to steal his kids’ Christmas presents from under the tree and sell them. He was eating out of dumpsters. He could not read...

DATE: May 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Texas school shooting kills 10, deadliest since Parkland

SANTA FE, Texas – A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the nation’s...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Dolores moves forward with school-based health clinic

After hearing from citizens and Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin, the Dolores School Board approved a contractor for a school-based health clinic. The motion was made by District Re-4A Board...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Study: Despite modest income, teachers pay for class needs

WASHINGTON – Every year Anna Graven dips into her modest teacher salary and spends her own money to buy bulletin boards, pencils, paper, highlighters and tissues for her high school students in...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Food pantry to open this summer for Durango students

A food pantry to serve Durango School District 9-R students and their families will be established this summer at Durango High School, and two “stuff the bus” events to stock the pantry will be...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

North Carolina teachers demand better funding in large march

RALEIGH, N.C. – Thousands of teachers filled the main street of North Carolina’s capital Wednesday demanding better pay and more funding for public schools, hoping to achieve what other educators...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango school breakfasts will cost more next year

Breakfast prices will go up 25 cents at Durango School District 9-R cafeterias next year, and the cost for a day in the Kids Camp program will increase by $3 a day. The increase in breakfast costs...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Jail inmates earn their GED diplomas

Blue was the new orange Tuesday at the La Plata County Jail as three inmates sporting blue caps and gowns with yellow tassels received their General Educational Development diplomas. “I don’t have...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Decorated graduation caps reflect joy, angst of students

LAS VEGAS – The black letters contrast sharply with the graduation cap’s red fabric. They spell: “Vuela tan alto como puedas sin olvidar de donde vienes.” “Fly as high as you can without forgetting...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango school district budget focuses on salaries, emotional needs

A budget that places increasing emphasis on meeting the social and emotional needs of students and on providing a living wage to nonprofessional staff members was presented to a sparse crowd at the...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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