'Real world' training

Imagine this: you have two pipe cleaners, four rubber bands, two pencils, one piece of paper, four mailing labels andone 12-inch piece of string.Your challenge: using these materials, you and your...

DATE: April 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Latino students see success at Western Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. - Cristal Sandoval says she's on course to become the first person in her family to earn a collegedegree, in part because of the financial support, tutoring and guidance she's...

DATE: April 7, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Classes focus on green energy

PHOENIX (AP) - Kevin English, a building-trades teacher at Raymond S. Kellis High School in Glendale, was up front withhis students about the state of the construction industry.“He told us the...

DATE: March 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Taking a Stand

ARLINGTON, Wash. - As debate club president and a top student, Arlington High School senior Justin Surber has studiedthe constitutional rights of free speech. Surber, 18, recently took a stand...

DATE: March 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Working Recess

MIDWAY, Utah (AP) - It's 10 a.m. on a school day, and 16-year-old Alycia Carmichael is dripping wet in a swimming suitand scuba fins, defogging a snorkeling mask.“You know, why not learn how to...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

CU president often gives out of his own pockets

BOULDER (AP) - When Bruce Benson started his job as president at the University of Colorado, he thought the officelooked as though it belonged to a used-car salesman.So the self-made oil tycoon...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

More students turn to Internet for homework help

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Homework has really changed since Mario Garcia was a kid.“When I was in school, homework was an everyday thing," said Garcia, a 50-year-old substitute teacher who's working...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

Education briefs

Animas Valley orchestra will perform today Animas Valley Elementary School Orchestra students will host a string recital at 6:30 p.m. today at the school. For more information, call Robin...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2010 | CATEGORY: Education

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

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