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High school students go solo

It was mid-afternoon on the first Tuesday of the school year, and not a sound was heard in the mountain valley where 56 high school students had been camped for the last 22 hours. Far from the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

ACT scores reveal 3 in 10 high school graduates lagging

Members of the high school class of 2011 posted a slight gain on the ACT college entrance exam, but nearly three in 10 recent graduates failed to meet a single benchmark that predicts they are...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Hispanics’ numbers rise in college

In just one year, the number of Hispanics ages 18 to 24 on America college campuses grew by nearly a quarter, while the number of white students that age declined, highlighting a substantial and...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Facebook law sustains setback

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new Missouri law prohibiting teachers from having private online conversations with students sustained a double setback Friday. First, a judge blocked it from taking effect...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R school board to meet Sept. 6 The Durango School District 9-R Board will hold a work session at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the 9-R board room in the administration building, 201 E. 12th St. There will be...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

High school to hold parent, teen workshops The School Based Health Center at Durango High School will offer The Parent Connection to parents and their teens. The program is presented in a series of...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

EDUCATION BRIEFS

Tory Scott awarded scholarship Tory Scott of Durango has been awarded a scholarship at Denison University in Granville, Ohio. Scott, a member of the class of 2015, received a Denison Founders...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Judge refuses to block Ind. voucher program

INDIANAPOLIS – A judge Monday declined to halt Indiana’s broad new school voucher program, saying the law was “religion-neutral” and likely to be upheld.The measure passed this year by the...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

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

DATE: Aug. 16, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Jamie Berghorn graduates from Mines Jamie Berghorn graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in May with a degree in petroleum engineering and a minor in economics and business.She attended...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Feds, states accuse for-profit college of breaking law

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration and four states are accusing a private, for-profit college of illegally paying recruiters to enroll students in an $11 billion fraud, the latest action in a...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R school board to meet Aug. 23 The Durango School District 9-R School Board will meet at 5 p.m. Aug. 23 in the 9-R board room in the administration building, 201 E. 12th St. All are welcome. A...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

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