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Rally demands more funding for education

More than 100 supporters streamed into Buckley Park on Friday afternoon to rally for increased education funding in Colorado. Mark Walser, a music teacher at three Durango schools , exhorted...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College students compete in First Nations Launch competition

Up on the mesa, three out of five Native American students from Fort Lewis College just returned from the First Nations Launch, where they tied for second in the presentation portion of the contest...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High rocket team has the right stuff for national competition

“It’s still smoking. That’s not right. Why did it eject so early?” The comments came from Grady James, one of nine Animas High School students who call themselves the CloudBusters, as he offered...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High rocket team has the right stuff for national competition

“It’s still smoking. That’s not right. Why did it eject so early?” The comments came from Grady James, one of nine Animas High School students who call themselves the CloudBusters, as he offered...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teachers, students wear red for higher public school funding

Durango School District 9-R teachers, staff, students and parents will wear red on Friday in support of educators gathered at the Capitol in Denver rallying for public education funding. “This is...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College names new president

Tom Stritikus, deputy director of K-12 Education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was named the next president of Fort Lewis College on Monday by the Board of Trustees. Stritikus will take...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teacher protests lead to more Colorado school cancellations

DENVER – More Colorado schools are canceling classes because of planned teacher protests later this week. As of Tuesday, over a dozen Colorado school districts, including the state’s 10 largest,...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Bayfield High School senior takes state in cabinetmaking

Dylan Burress won the state cabinetmaking title Friday at the Colorado Skills USA competition in Colorado Springs, proving that state championships at Bayfield High School aren’t just for the...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

AP-NORC Poll: Amid strikes, Americans back teacher raises

WASHINGTON – Americans overwhelmingly believe teachers don’t make enough money, and half say they’d support paying higher taxes to give educators a raise. The findings of the new poll from The...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Longtime teacher Stephanie Moran helped hundreds of nontraditional students succeed

Stephanie Moran helped lay the foundation for hundreds of students to earn their GED diplomas at the Durango Adult Education Center over the past 18 years. As the high school equivalency program...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Walkouts spark protests against gun violence

The Latest on national school walkouts protesting gun violence (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The latest wave of school walkouts has sparked large demonstrations against gun violence in several...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

No walkouts at closed Columbine on shooting anniversary

DENVER – Students at some Colorado schools are participating in the latest student wave of walkouts to protest gun violence on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting but not students at the...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News