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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

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

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