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Ignacio elevates ACT prep

Given a choice, most students would probably vote for fewer tests in school, not more. But at Ignacio Junior High School, a group of middle-schoolers will prepare for and take the ACT test every...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Poor graduation rates – blame the students

The public pins most of the blame for poor college graduation rates on students and their parents and gives a pass to colleges, government officials and others, a new Associated Press-Stanford...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R records office to close for holiday The 9-R Student Records and Transcript Office will close for winter break beginning Dec. 23. The office will reopen Jan. 3.9-R administration announces hours...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

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

DATE: Dec. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Sour economy puts sabbaticals in jeopardy

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Under pressure to cut costs, state universities and lawmakers across the nation are going after one of the oldest traditions in the academic world: the professor’s cherished...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

U.S. ‘dropout factories’ decline

ATLANTA – The number of so-called “dropout factory” high schools in the United States has declined since 2002, translating into at least 100,000 more students getting a diploma, a new report...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

British students clash with police over tuition fees

LONDON – Hundreds of British students angry about planned tuition increases clashed Tuesday with riot police on the snowy streets of London as part of nationwide protests against the measure. No...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Texting: It’s the new downtime doodling

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – When his professors drone, Dan Kautz whips out his phone.Kautz, a senior at Wilkes University, might send a text message to someone across the room – “I can’t wait to get out of...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R school board to meet Dec. 14 The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Dec. 14 in the board room in the administration building, 201 E. 12th St.For more...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Economists want end to teachers’ degree bonuses

SEATTLE – Every year, American schools pay more than $8.6 billion in bonuses to teachers with master’s degrees, even though the idea that a higher degree makes a teacher more effective has been...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R school board to meet Dec. 14 The Durango School District 9-R School Board will meet at 5 p.m. Dec. 14 in the 9-R board room of the Administration Building, 201 E. 12th St. All are welcome.9-R...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

NYC’s Bloomberg hires former chief of USA Today

NEW YORK – The new chancellor of the nation’s largest public school system attended Catholic schools as a child, sent her children to a private boarding school and lists her service on a...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

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