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San Juan College alters application process The San Juan College Human Resources department is preparing to implement a new applicant tracking system. The upgrade will occur during the winter...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

DHS speech, debate receive awards at invite The Durango High School speech and debate team attended the Fruita Monument High School John Vail Memorial invite and received these awards:DHS earned...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Indispensable medicine

The “doctor’s office inside a school” that has been operating at Durango High School for four years now has an elementary school counterpart at Florida Mesa Elementary. The new school-based health...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Some Asians’ college strategy: Don’t check ‘Asian’

Lanya Olmstead was born in Florida to a mother who immigrated from Taiwan and an American father of Norwegian ancestry. Ethnically, she considers herself half Taiwanese and half Norwegian. But when...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

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Winter commencement to be held Saturday Fort Lewis College’s Winter Commencement will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Whalen Gym. FLC Featured Scholar and professor of geosciences Gary...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Alabama limits gifts to teachers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – An Alabama teacher who accepts a Christmas ham or a $25 gift card from a student is breaking Alabama’s ethics law. The possible penalty? Up to a year in jail and a $6,000 fine...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

DHS students advance in math competition Durango High School juniors Katie Dudley, Sam Kater and J.P. Skeath performed in the first round of the University of Northern Colorado Mathematics...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Durango announces holiday schedule All Durango School District 9-R schools will be closed for the holiday break from Dec. 19 to 30.The administrative building will be open to the public Dec. 19, 20...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Justin Boyd receives master’s degree Fort Lewis College alumnus Justin Rudolph Boyd has earned a master’s degree in American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona. Boyd received the 2010-11...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Innovative collaboration

Big Picture High School will graduate its first batch of seniors in May. But before they get their diplomas, students must produce final projects that benefit community organizations, and a new...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Drug war hits Texas schools

EL PASO, Texas – The classroom falls silent as the teacher explains that victims of violence go through specific psychological stages in the aftermath of an attack. Most of these students, though,...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Big expansion, big questions for Teach for America

MIAMI – In a distressed neighborhood north of Miami’s gleaming downtown, a group of enthusiastic but inexperienced instructors from Teach for America is trying to make progress where more veteran...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

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