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More sleep in Seattle: Later school start helps kids get more rest

SEATTLE – High school students are getting more sleep in Seattle, say scientists studying later school start times. Teenagers wore activity monitors to find out whether a later start to the school...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Health

Fort Lewis College graduates to embrace the unknown

Sabra Artichoker doesn’t know what she’s going to do with her degree in anthropology and sociology. Neither does Zachary Scurrah, who graduated from Fort Lewis College on Saturday with a degree in...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R board adds member

Marianna Valdez, who works as a researcher for an educational nonprofit, has been appointed to serve on the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education until the November 2019 school board...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board plans midyear review of Superintendent Dan Snowberger

The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education said Tuesday it plans to examine how Superintendent Dan Snowberger handled an incident at Needham Elementary School in October in which 911 was...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College business plan contest adds high school division

The Hawk Tank competition, which awards monetary prizes for the best business plans from Fort Lewis College students and recent alumni, will expand to add a high school division in 2019. Southwest...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Technical University gets funding for manufacturing school

Navajo Technical University, based in Crownpoint, New Mexico, has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Center for Advanced Manufacturing. The...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board members discuss Needham 911 call in closed session

The Durango School District 9-R board met for more than two hours Tuesday in a closed session to discuss the handling of a call to police last month concerning a district administrator who was...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

University president uses calm approach to tackle challenges

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – When she was a child, Garnett Stokes told her mother she wanted to be an airline stewardess. “That probably reflects my desire to travel,” the 62-year-old University of New...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis College developing strategic plan

Increasing responsiveness to community needs and providing students with more relevant avenues of intellectual pursuit are ultimately why Fort Lewis College is developing and writing a strategic...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Government questions unfair student loan practices

NEW YORK – One of the nation’s largest student loan servicing companies may have driven tens of thousands of borrowers struggling with their debts into higher-cost repayment plans. That’s the...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Limiting screen time for your kid? It’s harder than it looks

CHICAGO – It is Saturday morning, and 10-year-old Henry Hailey is up at the crack of dawn. Still in PJs, his microphone-equipped headphones glowing blue in the dim basement, he fixates on the...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Colorado lawmakers think they can still find a school finance fix

Two years ago, Colorado lawmakers established a special committee to dig deep into the state’s complex school finance problems and propose legislation to fix at least some of them. Near the end of...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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