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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

Suspensions renew zero-tolerance debate

Waiting in line for the bus, a Pennsylvania kindergartener tells her pals she’s going to shoot them with a Hello Kitty toy that makes soap bubbles. In Maryland, a 6-year-old boy pretends his...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

From pets to yoga to recess

MOUNT PROSPECT, Ill. – The four-legged member of the counseling team at the high school in suburban Chicago waits patiently, as a crush of students fills the hallways. Her tail wags with the first...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

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Dyslexia conference to be held in IgnacioThe “Diamonds in the Rough Dyslexia Conference” will be held March 15 and 16 at Sky Ute Casino Events Center in Ignacio. Workshops will feature discussion...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

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Megan Lane named to dean’s list Megan Lane of Durango, a senior in the College of Nursing Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., was named to the fall dean’s list for the 2012-13 academic...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

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Host families sought for exchange studentsASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls. These students are 15 to 18...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

K-5 teacher overload: Many trained, jobs few

The nation is training twice as many K-5 elementary school teachers as needed each year, while teacher shortages remain in the content specific areas of math, science and special education.Illinois...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Hundreds of empty schools in cities

WASHINGTON – Hundreds of schools in the nation’s largest cities are sitting empty as education officials struggle to sell these potentially valuable properties that are a drain on school district...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

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Continuing education available at FLCThe Fort Lewis College Continuing Education Program will offer these classes:“Facebook for Business” with Lindsay Nyquist, FLC’s social media coordinator, will...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

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Escalante announces honor roll studentsEscalante Middle School announces that these students were named to the first semester Honor Roll:Sixth grade: Keauna Aguilar, Morgan Allen, Emily Alsdorf,...

DATE: Feb. 8, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

Dartmouth College is ending Advanced Placement credit

CONCORD, N.H. – High school students hoping to earn college credits through Advanced Placement exams soon will be out of luck at Dartmouth College, which has concluded the tests aren’t as rigorous...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

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Fort Lewis College to offer new wine tasting seriesFort Lewis College Continuing Education’s new Wine Tasting Series will be taught by sommelier Alan Cuenca on Wednesday evenings. Each class...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2013 | CATEGORY: Education

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