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Survey targets district budget for 2011-12 The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education encourages the community to participate in an online survey about the 2011-12 budget. The results of...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

For the love of music

The notes echoed down the empty hallway, filling its silence with the brassy, sassy sounds of the trumpet. It was 12:05 on a Wednesday afternoon, and Kevin Taylor had started to practice. The...

DATE: March 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R school board to meet Tuesday The 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: March 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Cuts threaten college access

As a high schooler in Oklahoma, Maleeka Jihad knew she wanted to go to college, but she didn’t know how to get there. Then she entered Upward Bound, an intensive college prep program for high...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Vocational options key to student success

The current U.S. education system is failing to prepare millions of young adults for successful careers by providing a one-size-fits-all approach, and it should take a cue from its European...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

N.M. House OKs ban on paddling students

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico’s public schools could no longer discipline students by paddling them under legislation approved by the House on Tuesday.The bill heads to the Senate, where a similar...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Boys & Girls Club wins $16,000

March has been good to the Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County. Since the beginning of the month, the club has been awarded a total of $16,000 in grants to support its operations and programs.The...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R school board to meet March 22 The Durango School District 9-R School Board will meet at 5 p.m. March 22 in the board room in the Administration Building, 201 E. 12th St. All are welcome. A copy...

DATE: March 8, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

FLC provost candidates to visit school this week The final candidates for the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs position at Fort Lewis College will visit the campus this week.The two...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

More schools target fake student addresses

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kelley Williams-Bolar, alarmed after her home was broken into, yanked her two daughters out of their urban Akron, Ohio, schools and enrolled them in her father’s suburban school...

DATE: March 1, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

N.M. education nominee questioned qualifications

SANTA FE, N.M.– Republican Gov. Susana Martinez’s nominee for public education secretary, Hanna Skandera, faces questions in the Legislature over whether she meets constitutional requirements for...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Minorities sought to study abroad

PHILADELPHIA – When Sade Adeyina’s college roommate started bugging her about studying abroad together, she never thought she could afford a semester in Italy.Yet the friendly peer pressure –...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

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