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Fostering campus life

Southwest Colorado Community College’s summer kickoff event had all the trappings of a typical end-of-school celebration, but for the community college in Durango, it was a standout moment. The...

DATE: May 3, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Ignacio graduate receives recognition Alex Lande, a 2007 graduate of Ignacio High School, will graduate in May from CU Boulder Summa Cum Laude.Lande also has been named the “Outstanding Biological...

DATE: April 30, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Students grade high school down, college up

WASHINGTON – Young adults say high schools are failing to give students a solid footing for the working world or strong guidance toward college, at a time when many fear graduation means tumbling...

DATE: April 26, 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 of the administration building, 201 E. 12th St. All are welcome. A copy...

DATE: April 26, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Going TV-free

Park Elementary School Principal Scott Cooper sent a TV sailing off the school’s roof Monday with hopes the image of the shattered device would stick with his students throughout the week. Other...

DATE: April 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

iPads take a place next to crayons in kindergarten

PORTLAND, Maine – Kindergarten classes are supplementing crayons, finger paints and flashcards with iPads, a development that excites supporters but that detractors worry is wasted on pupils too...

DATE: April 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Athletics, activities to be meeting’s focus The Durango High School Athletic/Activities Department will hold a “Rush Night” for all students in grades eight to 11 and their parents from 6:30 to...

DATE: April 19, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Texas backs off guns on campus

AUSTIN, Texas – Two months ago, Texas looked ready to allow concealed handguns in college classrooms. Lawmakers lined up to sponsor a bill, pistol-packing Gov. Rick Perry supported it and gun...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R school board to meet Tuesday The Durango School District 9-R Board will meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the board room of the administration building, 201 E. 12th St. All are welcome. A copy of...

DATE: April 12, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango school board revises public comment policy

For at least the last seven months, when a member of the public commented at Durango School District 9-R’s board meetings, board members had no choice but to hold their tongues. They were...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Unlikely small Lutheran college hot among Jewish students

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – One of the hottest college campuses in the U.S. for Jewish students is also one of the unlikeliest: a small Lutheran school erected around a soaring stone chapel with a cross on...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Sunnyside’s shining achievements

Whatever makes the magic formula for school success, Sunnyside Elementary has discovered it. Last month, the school received two awards to put it in the upper tier of Colorado schools. The school...

DATE: April 5, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

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