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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

Growing veggies, life skills

The students walked into the small grassy area and immediately plunged their hands into the beds of vegetables, flowers and herbs. The three had been working in the gardens for three hours a week...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Defaults rise on student loans

The number of borrowers defaulting on federal student loans has jumped sharply, the latest indication that rising college tuition costs, low graduation rates and poor job prospects are getting more...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Escalante to begin community read Friday Escalante Middle School will begin a community read with students reading Peak by Roland Smith. A related assembly featuring Rob and Wendy Javier, who will...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Nikita Hermesman awarded Eagle Scout Nikita Steven Hermesman, son of Durango residents Ted and Irina Hermesman, recently was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor.He is in Troop No....

DATE: Sept. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Durango announces candidates for board These school board candidates will be placed on the Durango School District 9-R November 2011 ballot:Director District A: Greg Spradling and Kristy Pat...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

In Wisconsin, teacher retirements double

MADISON, Wis. – When students return Thursday for the first day of school across Wisconsin, many familiar faces will be gone, as teachers chose retirement over coming back in the wake of a new law...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

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

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