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9-R school board announces events b The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Nov. 16 in the 9-R board room in the administration building.b The board also will host an...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Art for the hungry

Art students at Escalante Middle School were hard at work last week painting and glazing clay bowls. Attention to detail was more important this time because their creations will be sold at the...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Middle school challenges gay students

NEW YORK – By the time she was in eighth grade, Rory Mann was so aware of the differences between her and other students that she couldn’t bear to enter the cafeteria. Instead, she ate lunch alone...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

College dropouts costly

Dropping out of college after a year can mean lost time, burdensome debt and an uncertain future for students.Now there’s an estimate of what it costs taxpayers. And it runs in the billions.States...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Students learning abroad increase drinking, study says

SEATTLE – Students who go abroad while in college are likely to increase or even double their alcohol intake while they’re away, a new study has found.Drinking increased most dramatically in...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Florida Mesa to hold auction, carnival Florida Mesa Elementary School will hold its Harvest Carnival and silent auction from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the school, 216 Colorado Highway 172.Bidding for...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R school board to meet Tuesday The School District 9-R board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the board room in the administration building, 201 E. 12th St. 9-R cafeterias correct menus The...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Past thwarts parent helpers

Wendy Cross wants to chaperone field trips and join other parents in supervising activities at her children’s school in Grand Rapids, Mich. But because of some bad checks she wrote a decade ago,...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

After-prom group to meet Oct. 13 The Durango High School After Prom Committee will hold its first planning meeting at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 13 in Room 2010 at DHS. For people who cannot attend but want...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

The critical lens

The troubles of the U.S. education system are getting a big screen close-up.There are no fewer than four education documentaries slated for release by the end of this year, including “Waiting for...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

College life by the numbers

Dorms and campus quads filled up in recent weeks as students returned to school. Newly-arriving freshmen realize that much of the college application process is about staying on top of the numbers...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Study debunks teacher bonuses

ATLANTA – Offering big bonuses to teachers failed to raise students’ test scores in a three-year study released Tuesday that calls into question the Obama administration’s push for merit pay to...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

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