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Our children, our stars, now will belong to everyone

The oceans and lakes and rivers and streams reflect stars on cloudless nights. They wave and shimmer, they dance with the water's movement. If you watch those reflections, where do you go? What do...

DATE: May 17, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Local VFW recognizes Miller students

Representatives from the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post passed out certificates and thanked Miller Middle School students for their words of support Tuesday at the Miller library, and sent one...

DATE: April 7, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Meeting of minds

DATE: March 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

DHS cheerleaders head to nationals

As cheerleading practice starts in the Durango High School cafeteria, music booms out of a portable stereo and the girls run laps around cushioned red mats."Durango is here, ready for our...

DATE: March 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

DHS culinary team readies for state competition

A Durango High School culinary team is preparing for a state tournament after winning first place at a regional competition earlier this month.The team took the top spot at the ProStart Regional...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

States fare poorly in teacher reviews

WASHINGTON - States are not doing what it takes to keep good teachers and remove bad ones, a national study found.Only Iowa and New Mexico require any evidence that public school teachers are...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

University of Arizona tests textbook rental program

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - With textbook prices continuing to put a strain on students' wallets, University of Arizona Bookstores are trying to provide some relief by offering a textbook rental...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Colleges turn cooking oil into biodiesel fuel

DAYTON, Ohio - Forgive the students at Sinclair Community College if they get the munchies when they pass the tractors that cut grass, blow leaves or sweep snow on campus: Oil that once cooked...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

District 9-R considers modified school calendar

Durango School District 9-R wants parents, students and teachers to help decide the school calendar for 2009-10.The district is considering whether it wants to keep to its traditional calendar or...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Financial aid tough to get in bad economy

CHICAGO - Finding financial aid for college this year promises to be tougher than any final exam.The quest for money that begins for students and parents every January has taken on new urgency in...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango High School to start safety program

Durango School District 9-R is launching a program with state officials to improve safety in local schools.District 9-R was chosen as one of three sites for a pilot program run jointly by the...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

Life's painful moments can offer students invaluable lesson

It's the Sunday before this column is due and I'm in my apartment. The sun is shining. The apartment is clean. The only sound is that of the clothes dryer - yeah, my clothes are clean, too.I'm...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2009 | CATEGORY: Education

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