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Inventing his future

Mancos’ 17-year-old Easton LaChappelle is famous. Just ask the Internet. He’s one of the nine teenagers saving the world (and the only American). He was featured on Nickelodeon. When he was just...

DATE: March 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Teachers learn to defend selves

Pelting rain blurred Celenea Mitchell’s windshield as she drove through Battle Ground, Wash. A few weeks had passed since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, and Mitchell, a mother of two and a...

DATE: March 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

DHS teams receive recognitionThe Durango High School Girls Swimming/Diving Team has been designated as a Colorado High School Activities Association Academic All State Team with a cumulative team...

DATE: March 23, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Can tablets revolutionize education?

Can a tablet computer replace the contents of a student’s backpack?A New York-based educational technology startup has released the first device that could answer that question, introducing an...

DATE: March 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Liberty School to host Visitors DayThe Liberty School will host a Visitors Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the school, 215 E. 12th St. on the second floor. All are welcome. The Liberty School...

DATE: March 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Students participate in competitionThe 2013 Colorado SkillsUSA District 8 competitions were held March 1 at Durango High School. Contests in Skilled, Leadership, and Service Oriented Careers took...

DATE: March 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

‘Honors’ math not always advanced

If your child’s school says she’s enrolled in “Honors Algebra,” here’s a bit of advice: Check the work she’s doing.A new analysis of textbooks, curricula and transcripts of nearly 18,000 students...

DATE: March 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Park Elementary to host Scholastic Book FairThe annual Park Elementary School buy-one-get-one-free Scholastic Book Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25-28 and from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m....

DATE: March 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Out on the steppe

Editor’s note: Lucas Beard is a Durango High School graduate who is traveling in and writing about Mongolia for a year as a Fulbright Scholar.I spent the Mongolian New Year in a small, dung-heated...

DATE: March 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Local awarded health scholarshipMark Muller, a second-year nursing student at Southwest Colorado Community College, has been awarded the Southwest Colorado Area Health Education Center Scholarship...

DATE: March 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Racial episodes shake Ohio college

OBERLIN, Ohio – Scrawls of racially offensive graffiti and, more recently, a report of someone wearing what looked like a Ku Klux Klan-type hooded robe on campus have shaken students at...

DATE: March 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

St. Columba to host St. Pat’s CarnivalSt. Columba School’s annual St. Pat’s Carnival will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. March 16 at the school, 1801 East Third Ave. The event will feature dinner,...

DATE: March 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

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