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Textbook rentals no cure for rising costs of college

NEW YORK – Textbook-rental programs at many of the nation’s colleges – touted as money-savers for students – are limited by the number of available titles, publishers who release frequent new...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Cram school

KOTA, India – The teenage boy, with his gentle smile and scraggle of whiskers, stands in the fading light of the day and talks about the college entrance exam that he is certain will change his...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Program connects students to school

An intervention program aimed at promoting student engagement and retention is beginning this year in nine school districts across Southwest Colorado, including Durango, Ignacio and Bayfield. The...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Locals help bring film to Durango

“Waiting For Superman,” a new documentary about the challenges of America’s public school system, will be coming to Durango thanks to persistent efforts by local parents and teachers.The movie will...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

DHS students to meet new people Durango High School students will celebrate the ninth annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day from Monday to Nov. 12.Mix It Up encourages students to sit with someone new in...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

For scholarship athletes, school isn’t free

COLUMBIA, Mo. – A new study suggests that the so-called “free ride” for college scholarship athletes isn’t quite so free.The report by Ithaca College researchers and a national athletes’ advocacy...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R school board announces events b The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Nov. 16 in the 9-R board room in the administration building.b The board also will host an...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Art for the hungry

Art students at Escalante Middle School were hard at work last week painting and glazing clay bowls. Attention to detail was more important this time because their creations will be sold at the...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Middle school challenges gay students

NEW YORK – By the time she was in eighth grade, Rory Mann was so aware of the differences between her and other students that she couldn’t bear to enter the cafeteria. Instead, she ate lunch alone...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

College dropouts costly

Dropping out of college after a year can mean lost time, burdensome debt and an uncertain future for students.Now there’s an estimate of what it costs taxpayers. And it runs in the billions.States...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Students learning abroad increase drinking, study says

SEATTLE – Students who go abroad while in college are likely to increase or even double their alcohol intake while they’re away, a new study has found.Drinking increased most dramatically in...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Florida Mesa to hold auction, carnival Florida Mesa Elementary School will hold its Harvest Carnival and silent auction from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the school, 216 Colorado Highway 172.Bidding for...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

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