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Schools adept at shoring up security at any hint of danger

It’s a familiar scenario: A school official, hearing about a potential danger that’s too close for comfort, locks down the building. A nearby bank may have been robbed. Officers might be serving a...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Faced with high illiteracy rates, D.C. pushes adult learning

WASHINGTON – A high school dropout, Nicole Dickey adds fractions in math class at a charter school for adults, hoping to earn her high school credentials and find a good paying office job. “My life...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Big Picture High School graduation rate fails to meet federal standards

Durango Big Picture High School has been identified as needing support and intervention by the Every Student Succeeds Act because of its inconsistent four-year graduation rate. The act targeted Big...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pledge deaths at U.S. colleges fuel reviews of Greek life

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The deaths of at least four fraternity pledges this year have helped fuel a re-examination of Greek life at U.S. colleges, which have long struggled with how to crack down on...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

FLC professor: Tax plan’s hit to graduate students could harm economy

WASHINGTON – A Fort Lewis College professor says the proposed Republican tax overhaul plan that includes changes to tax deductions for graduate students could have long-term harm to the economy...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

10 African Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever

The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans – the most ever in a single Rhodes class – as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Montezuma-Cortez School District is ‘off the clock’

Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 District Superintendent Lori Haukeness has announced that the Re-1 School District is off the accountability clock. The district received notification earlier this month from...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Anonymous hotline sees increase in calls from students

More students are making more calls to a statewide anonymous hotline to report concerns about their safety or the safety of others, a trend that educators regard as positive. “Kids are feeling more...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

University of Colorado will launch online degree programs for a flat $15,000

The University of Colorado is creating a new online education system that will offer bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for a flat $15,000 cost. In a decision by the Board of Regents...

DATE: Nov. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colleges draw fewer foreign students but avoid crisis so far

BOSTON – International enrollments at U.S. colleges have fared better than expected this year, but many schools still fear the country’s political climate, according to a national survey. The...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

From graffiti to Snapchat, U.S. schools react to racial incidents

CHICAGO – Maryland students using their shirts to spell a racial slur used against black people at a rally. Pennsylvania students posing with swastika-carved pumpkins. A Montana student...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Study: Most student loan fraud claims involve for-profits

WASHINGTON – Students who attended for-profit colleges filed more than 98 percent of the requests for student loan forgiveness alleging fraud by their schools, according to an analysis of Education...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education