Tech mogul pays bright minds not to go to college

SAN FRANCISCO – Instead of paying attention in high school, Nick Cammarata preferred to read books about whatever interested him. He also has a gift for coding that got him into Carnegie Mellon...

DATE: May 31, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Animas Valley announces Huskies Animas Valley Elementary School announces that these students were named Huskies of the Week for showing responsibility and respect or for being trustworthy: Jaden...

DATE: May 28, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

9-R school board to meet June 7 The Durango School District 9-R School Board will meet at 5 p.m. June 7 in the board room of the administration building, 201 E. 12th St. All are welcome. A copy of...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

College major tied to earnings

PHILADELPHIA – The choice of undergraduate major in college is strongly tied to a student’s future earnings, with the highest-paying majors providing salaries of about 300 percent more than the...

DATE: May 24, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

DHS announces leadership team Durango High School Student Leadership announces that these students have been selected to round out the DHS Student Leadership team:b Class of 2015: president, Logan...

DATE: May 21, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

End of snow days?

PARKVILLE, Mo. – Could the Internet mean the end of snow days? Some schools think so, and they are experimenting with ways for students to do lessons online during bad weather, potentially allowing...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Method matters more than teacher, study shows

WASHINGTON – Who’s better at teaching difficult physics to a class of more than 250 college students: the highly rated veteran professor using time-tested lecturing or the inexperienced graduate...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Program helps water-cycle lessons flow

For students in the San Juan Basin, the water cycle no longer starts with a passing cloud dropping rain on a distant mountaintop. Thanks to a new curriculum resource, students can learn how water...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

7 in Durango district ‘outstanding’

With the school year almost over, teachers and faculty of Durango School District 9-R gathered for the annual employee appreciation event hosted by the Durango Foundation for Educational Excellence...

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Picnic to honor education mentors Durango Big Picture High School will hold its “Making a Splash in Education Mentor Appreciation Picnic” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at The Mason Center, 310 E....

DATE: May 17, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Briefs

Nebraska college awards scholarship Elizabeth Thomas of Bayfield has been selected for scholarship assistance to attend Chadron State College in Nebraska this fall.Thomas, who plans to study...

DATE: May 14, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

Cyber-school students: Pentagon snubs our service

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Students graduating from the growing ranks of online high schools are running into a hurdle if their goal is to join the military: The Pentagon doesn’t want many recruits with...

DATE: May 10, 2011 | CATEGORY: Education

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