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Small private college abandons ‘prestige’ tuition pricing

SANTA FE – A private liberal arts college with campuses in New Mexico and Maryland announced Wednesday a $17,000 reduction in its annual tuition, while acknowledging that steady price increases in...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Durango School District employees may face higher health insurance costs

Higher health insurance costs may be coming to Durango School District 9-R employees as claims are coming in faster than anticipated for the second consecutive year. The district uses a partially...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Broken’ economics for preschool workers, child care sector

SEATTLE – A dire child care workforce crisis amid a booming U.S. economy is compelling many industry players to turn to business tactics more closely resembling Wall Street than “Sesame Street” –...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis College’s new president launches a listening tour

Tom Stritikus is beginning his tenure as president of Fort Lewis College playing to a strength: listening. Stritikus is in the middle of a listening tour during his first weeks on campus. He...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teacher strikes, unrest hit West Coast as unions flex muscle

SEATTLE – Fights over teacher salaries and working conditions are escalating along the West Coast, emboldened in part by the momentum from widespread teacher strikes in more conservative states....

DATE: Sept. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Ignacio School District improves state rating

The Ignacio School District improved its rating from the Colorado Department of Education for 2018, one of six low-performing districts in the state to earn an upgrade. The ratings come in part...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

From penny press to Snapchat: Parents fret through the ages

NEW YORK – When Stephen Dennis was raising his two sons in the 1980s, he never heard the phrase “screen time,” nor did he worry much about the hours his kids spent with technology. When he bought...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Standardized tests enlighten educators about learning successes, gaps

It’s often said standardized school tests are a snapshot – “one day, one test” – and too much weight is put on their results. But Durango School District Superintendent Dan Snowberger said...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado students show gains in literacy on 2018 state tests, but disparities remain

More than half of all Colorado students in third through eighth grades continue to fall below state expectations in reading, writing and math, according to results of state tests students took this...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Race-based school criteria roils Asian-Americans – again

SAN FRANCISCO – Time and again, Chinese-American students consistently delivered top academic scores, only to be denied admission to their dream school. Parents bemoaned what they saw as an unfair...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Many teens – and parents – feel tethered to phones, study says

NEW YORK – Parents lament their teenagers’ noses constantly in their phones, but they might want to take stock of their own screen time habits. A study out Wednesday from the Pew Research Center...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Juniper School breaks down age barriers by mixing classes

A teacher at The Juniper School in Durango might help a student in the morning, but in the afternoon, the assistance might come from a classmate, maybe a grade ahead or another student who has a...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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