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Petition seeks to recall two Dolores School Board members

A petition filed with Montezuma County seeks to recall Dolores School Board President Dee Prock and school board member Vangi McCoy. The petition claims that both school both members have failed to...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers rally as rebellion grows

OKLAHOMA CITY – The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes and demanding generous school funding Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked out of...

DATE: April 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

‘Fairy godmother’ helps dress Grand Junction area teens for prom

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) – After years of helping hundreds of teenage girls find just the right thing to wear to prom, Cheryl Whitehurst has a knack for knowing when they’ve found “the one.” “Their...

DATE: April 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Teacher’s experiment aims to reach every student

DENVER (AP) – Sometimes it’s tough for one group of kids to get going in a fifth-grade class at Colorado Springs’ Trailblazer Elementary. “When I get off track, it’s sometimes because it’s loud in...

DATE: April 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

For teachers facing abrasive moms and dads, a lesson in tact

Q: I am a teacher who has parent-teacher conferences with my ninth-graders and their parents. Frequently, these meetings turn into the parent berating the child in front of me, with me wincing and...

DATE: March 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Maria Guajardo, Fort Lewis College presidential candidate, visits campus

Maria Guajardo, one of three candidates seeking to become the next president of Fort Lewis College, hugged Katherine Montoya, a senior sociology major, when asked what attracted her to a school...

DATE: March 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Apple aims to school rivals with new iPad, education apps

CHICAGO – Apple wants to play a more prominent role in education, but it isn’t willing to cut prices to make the grade. Instead, Apple is clinging to a thesis that has helped turn it into the...

DATE: March 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Should Durango High School close its campus?

Closing Durango High School’s campus, a debate that springs up about once a decade, has been rekindled – returning this year after a rash of shootings at schools across the country, including in...

DATE: March 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Black teens on Parkland gun debate: What about us?

BALTIMORE – Imani Holt was just 10 when she saw a neighbor get fatally shot by a triggerman riding a bicycle. The African-American girl from a gritty section of Baltimore was so traumatized by the...

DATE: March 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Kansas girl at center of 1954 school segregation ruling dies

TOPEKA, Kan. – Linda Brown, who as a Kansas girl was at the center of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down racial segregation in schools, has died at age 76. Her father, Oliver...

DATE: March 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

UK art teacher wins $1M teaching prize for inner city work

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – A British art teacher won a highly-competitive $1 million teaching prize on Sunday for her work with inner-city children in London, helping students feel welcome and...

DATE: March 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Former Durango educator selected as Bayfield superintendent

Kevin Aten, a graduate and former teacher at Durango High School, is the sole finalist for the position of superintendent for the Bayfield School District. Aten is currently the director of...

DATE: March 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News