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Urban schools integrate students

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – As taped piano music plays, Ashley Brown issues a stream of commands. Firm and insistent, she strides around the tiny studio and puts her third-period ballet students through their...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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Local dancer receives scholarshipLocal dancer Bernadette Bianchi, a student at Ballet Durango, won a $500 Beverly Miller scholarship award from the Costume Gallery, a national company that makes...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Students struggle with vocabulary

Findings from a new federal study suggest that U.S. schoolchildren may not improve their reading skills until they have a better grasp of basic vocabulary.The study, out Thursday from the U.S....

DATE: Dec. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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Driver’s education class availableFour Corners Safety Association will offer the next 30-hour driver’s education class from Jan. 2 to 5. The cost for the class plus the six hours of driving...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

San Luis students launching rocket entry

SAN LUIS, Ariz. (AP) – Five seventh-graders at San Luis Middle School are hoping to outdo the achievements of a year ago when the school sent a team to a national model rocketry competition.The...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

New math earns Texas teen national science prize, $100K

WASHINGTON – A high school student from Texas has won a $100,000 scholarship for a developing a computer algorithm that helps robots navigate around obstacles, an algorithm that could be used in...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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Durango to offer literacy training today Durango School District will offer a literacy training for community volunteers from 5 to 7:30 p.m. today in the central office board room, 201 E. 12th St. ...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

School looks at diversity classes

ALBUQUERQUE – Students at the University of New Mexico may soon be required to take at least one class on diversity.The Albuquerque Journal reports that a draft proposal by the Provost’s Diversity...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Seeking the write way

The American novelist James T. Farrell insisted that “neither man nor God is going to tell me what to write.” Such hubris might suit the adult author of the wildly successful Studs Lonigan trilogy....

DATE: Dec. 4, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Park Elementary to host parent night Dec. 13Park Elementary School’s December Parent Night will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 13.Dinner will be held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Afterward, there will be...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Lawsuit targets ‘locator’ chips

AUSTIN, Texas – To 15-year-old Andrea Hernandez, the tracking microchip embedded in her student ID card is a “mark of the beast,” sacrilege to her Christian faith – not to mention how it pinpoints...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

Schools divided about supporting pregnant teens

MIAMI – When 15-year-old Kali Gonzalez became pregnant, the honors student considered transferring to an alternative school. She worried teachers would harass her for missing class because of...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2012 | CATEGORY: Education

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