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Child experts: Just say ‘no’ to Facebook’s kids app

BOSTON – Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids. A group letter sent Tuesday to CEO Mark Zuckerberg argues that younger...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

What’s in the water? Animas High School students take a closer look

Marilyn Short and Luke Mick are gumshoes of sorts: They’re trying to solve the mystery of why the Animas River near Silverton has more caddisflies than would be expected after the Gold King Mine...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

17 universities oppose anti-smoking group with tobacco ties

BOSTON – Seventeen public health schools in the U.S. and Canada pledged Thursday to refuse research money from a new anti-smoking group funded by the tobacco industry. The Foundation for a...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Mancos school board backs away from arming school staff

Residents came out in force to the Mancos school board’s meeting this week to voice their opinions about the main agenda item: arming school staff. About 60 residents, teachers and parents...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico adopts national arts standards for K-12 education

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s top education official says the state plans to emphasize a need to teach and support the arts by adopting new statewide K-12 education standards on the arts. The Santa Fe...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Durango 9-R’s Dan Snowberger gets 1-year contract extension

Dan Snowberger, superintendent of Durango School District 9-R, will receive an automatic one-year contract renewal at the end of the month, extending his contract through June 30, 2020. The 9-R...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons finally taught in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons are finally getting taught in space. Thirty-two years after the Challenger disaster, a pair of teachers turned astronauts will pay tribute to...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

A popular school fundraiser is just ‘junk-food marketing to kids,’ experts say

For 43 years, schoolkids and their parents have clipped the labels from cookie bags and cracker boxes as part of a popular rewards program called Labels for Education. Through this and similar...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Threat of e-school closure adds to adversity for students

COLUMBUS, Ohio – As one of the nation’s largest online charter schools faces the possibility that it could abruptly close after this week, students like Isabella Aquino who have found a haven in...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Navajos, New Mexico university reach housing partnership

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s largest university and the Navajo Nation have teamed up to provide dormitory space for as many as 118 tribal students at a new campus housing development. Officials...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Navajo Prep students win $10K for Gold King Mine spill study

FARMINGTON – Students at Navajo Preparatory School researching the lasting impacts of the 2015 Gold King Mine spill have won $10,000 for their work. The Farmington Daily Times reports seven...

DATE: Jan. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Schoolyard conflicts may be linked to serious health problems later in life, research shows

Kids argue at school, push each other after a foul on the court, ghost a former BFF. And parents often roll their eyes when these conflicts happen. But in fact, the way kids handle conflict with...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education