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DHS announces upcoming events Durango High School will hold these events:b Parent Teacher Conferences for the second trimester will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Feb. 3. Participants should call from 8...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R student advances at math competition In November, six students from Durango High School competed in the University of Northern Colorado Mathematics Competition. J.P. Skeath, a sophomore at...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

DHS addresses teenage sexuality

Durango High School’s School Based Health Center will hold its first presentation for parents and students about teen health Thursday. The workshop, “Healthy Teenage Sexuality: What Will You Say To...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Teaching tribal culture

PORT ANGELES, Wash. – You can almost hear the splash of paddles hitting the water, an eagle call overhead and the crash of whales breaching as Jamie Valadez tells her high school students about...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Lawmaker wants ads on school buses

SALT LAKE CITY – A Utah lawmaker wants cash-strapped school districts to be allowed to sell advertising on school buses.Utah has the nation’s largest class sizes and spends less per student than...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Fifth-graders wanted for essay contest The Colorado School and Public Employees Retirement Association and AARP Colorado will hold a Grandparents’ Essay Contest, in which fifth-graders compete for...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

How do you find an effective teacher?

SEATTLE – Adults may be a little surprised by some of the preliminary findings of new research about what makes a great teacher.How do you find the most effective teachers? Ask your kids. That’s...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

U.S. kids trail peers

U.S. students are continuing to trail behind their peers in a pack of higher performing nations, according to results from a key international assessment.Scores from the 2009 Programme for...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

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

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