School very important to children of substance abusers

Happy Thanksgiving, folks. Thanks for letting me live in one of the most beautiful places in the world; thanks forentrusting your kids to me.A couple of those kids were sitting on a couch in my...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Monsters march at Riverview Elementary

DATE: Oct. 30, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Midterm break offers an opportunity to achieve balance

I’m sitting in the bottom of Dolores River Canyon waiting for the coffee to perk and the sun to get here. It’s about halfway down the western canyon wall, maybe another half-hour.We’re one-sixth of...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Colgan faces Bowlby in District 9-R election

Joe Colgan will try to fend off challenger Bill Bowlby for the District E seat in this year’s only contested school board race. Colgan was appointed to the Durango School District 9-R seat in...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Candidate forum shows differences

School board candidates Joe Colgan and Bill Bowlby revealed differing styles at a public forum Thursday.Colgan, who was appointed to fill a vacancy in August, pointed to his experiences as a board...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Three districts unopposed in board race

Here is a summary of candidates running unopposed in the upcoming Durango School District 9-R mail-in election.Ballots already have been mailed to voters. Returned ballots must arrive at the La...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Fresh from the farm

Durango High School students learned first hand Wednesday what it means to support the local-foods movement. Two classes studying the culinary arts visited Linnaea Farm in the Animas Valley to see...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Student journalists aspire to become multidimensional

Editor’s note: This story, by three Durango High School students who are on the staff of El Diablo, is the winning work in Wednesday’s 13th annual Four Corners Press Day. About 45 student...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

District 9-R sex-ed program no longer using outside groups

Durango School District 9-R has moved away from using Planned Parenthood to help teach sexual education. The district, with the help of grants, now has enough health teachers to teach sex education...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Social-emotional learning: Trying to undo what culture taught

The greatest tragedy in America is not the destruction of our natural resources, although that is great. The truly great tragedy is the destruction of our human resources by our failure to utilize...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Wash. district puts buses in back seat

LYNNWOOD, Wash. - Andrew Adams used to ride a yellow bus to school.This year, if he wants to join his classmates at Hilltop Elementary, the 7-year-old must walk a half-mile up and down hills, by a...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Power-sharing deal in Zimbabwe leads to few changes for students

HIGHFIELD, Zimbabwe - Stinking waste flows into the yard from the classroom toilets of B Block. Teachers hold lessons in the shade of trees outside: Much of the schoolroom furniture is piled into...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

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