Do apolitical policies at Durango School District stifle racial justice movements?

Prompted by more than a dozen people who spoke against Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger’s email directive reminding teachers that they must remain apolitical on heated...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Miller Middle School cohort quarantines after COVID-19 positive

A student at Miller Middle School tested positive for COVID-19, the district confirmed Tuesday night, and one cohort of 15 students at the school began a 14-day quarantine Wednesday. The district...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School dealing with 2 COVID-19 cases

A positive COVID-19 test by a senior and a presumptive positive test by a 10th grader at Animas High School has led the school to go to all-remote, online learning for both grades. AHS Head of...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R adds two teacher work days

Durango teachers, stressed by the compounding demands placed on them by COVID-19, will get two days to step away from the classroom and sharpen their skills at the end of the month. Two additional...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School cohort on 14-day quarantine

One cohort with 16 students at Durango High School began a 14-day quarantine Tuesday after exposure to a person exhibiting symptoms of the virus and who had close contact to someone who has tested...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teachers may gain two planning days

Teachers may be given two consecutive professional-development days to share ideas and plan for teaching different learning models that Durango schools are using to accommodate students’ return to...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Indigenous Peoples Day rally, march calls for the ‘Chief’ sign to come down

Indigenous Peoples Day in Durango culminated Monday evening with 150 people meeting in Buckley Park for a rally and then marching down Main Avenue to call for the “Chief” sign in front of Toh-Atin...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After rally, behavior of 9-R students, teacher under investigation

Durango School District 9-R is investigating whether inappropriate activity occurred during a student-organized rally to express concern about climate change that culminated in an angry...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

How would Durango School District 9-R spend $90 million in bonds?

Voters in Durango School District 9-R are being asked this November to approve up to $90 million in bonds to improve safety and security at schools and repair a long list of deferred maintenance...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College’s provost trades Boston for Durango

When Durangoans think about fresh leadership at Fort Lewis College, people tend to focus on Tom Stritikus, the high-energy president now entering his second year on the mesa. But Stritikus’ chief...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College adds nutrition major

A new bachelor’s degree program in nutrition was approved by the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees at their meeting Saturday. It will be offered through the school’s growing Health Sciences...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Powerhouse to help kids deal with remote learning

Powerhouse Science Center with a host of partners will offer an academic and social enrichment program called Learning Lab this school year aimed at K-12 students who are spending at least part of...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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