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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

Top student loan official resigns, citing White House’s hostility toward protecting borrowers

NEW YORK – The government’s top official overseeing the $1.5 trillion student loan market resigned in protest Monday, citing what he says is the White House’s open hostility toward protecting the...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Education Dept. proposals on guns in schools sparks outcry

WASHINGTON – The Education Department says it is weighing whether to allow states to use federal funds to purchase guns for schools, prompting a storm of criticism from Democratic lawmakers and...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Dolores students show improvement on state CMAS tests

The latest state test scores for Dolores elementary and middle school students showed significant improvement from 2017, according to results released by the Colorado Department of Education last...

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

U.S. school districts weigh duty to youth migrant shelters

When San Benito, Texas, school leaders learned of an influx of children to a migrant shelter in their small town near the U.S.-Mexico border, they felt obliged to help. The superintendent reached...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Missouri school district embraces gender-neutral bathrooms

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City-area school district that garnered national attention when a transgender student was crowned homecoming queen in 2015 has installed gender-neutral restrooms...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Photos: No back-to-school blues here

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College names local students to dean’s list

Local students named to the Fort Lewis College dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester include: Bayfield: Kayla Boblitt, Madelyn Duran, Ariel Fender, Ashley Hunt, Morgan Kirkpatrick, Patrick...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

New school year brings focus on security and safety

A more violent, harsh world is increasingly hard to ignore. Sadly, the first day of school in Durango reflects that. Durango schools continue a journey that increasingly emphasizes safety, security...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school district seeks bids for new bus garage

A plan for a new bus garage for Dolores Schools will be put out for rebid, board members decided at their meeting last week. Previous bids came in higher than what was budgeted for the project,...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News