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Fort Lewis College Foundation fundraising comes in strong

The Fort Lewis College Foundation raised more than $3.3 million in fiscal year 2018, about $600,000 more than the previous year. The donations are dedicated to scholarships and projects across the...

DATE: July 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bid to stop Dolores school board recall is denied

Protest petitions filed against a recall election for two Dolores School board members have been denied, allowing the election to move forward. On July 19, a protest hearing was held to determine...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colleges face petitions, protests to split with ICE

Some colleges are being pressured to cut ties with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement amid public outcries over the separation of migrant families along the nation’s southern border....

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Ruling holds promise for Native American students, advocates say

ALBUQUERQUE – It’s being billed as a landmark ruling that could reshape New Mexico’s education system and how it gets funded. And some advocates and policy experts say Native American students are...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fort Lewis College, Utah school partner for physical therapy doctorate

Fort Lewis College is partnering with a university in Provo, Utah, to offer students a way to earn a doctorate degree in physical therapy. FLC and Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions ...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

1 in 5 teachers holds a second job to make ends meet

FORT COLLINS (AP) – Nicholas Peterson stood in the parking lot of Loveland High School with a crowd of marching band students. It was still early, but the pavement already radiated heat. He told...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Schools eye facial recognition technology to boost security

LOCKPORT, N.Y. – The surveillance system that has kept watch on students entering Lockport schools for over a decade is getting a novel upgrade. Facial recognition technology soon will check each...

DATE: July 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans

MONTPELIER, Vt. – As more students balk at the debt loads they face after graduation, some colleges are offering an alternative: We’ll pay your tuition if you offer us a percentage of your future...

DATE: July 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango School District, Early Childhood Council to expand child care

Justice Wofford spent a month driving her daughter from her home in Mancos to River Mist preschool east of Durango so she could attend class at Fort Lewis College during the spring semester. In the...

DATE: July 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Modern Band Summit teaches students and teachers to love music

FORT COLLINS (AP) – Mariana Henke stood barefoot while strumming her black guitar on stage. She played several original songs as teachers from across the country listened. More than 500 educators...

DATE: July 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Want to raise empathetic kids? Try spending time in nature

Earlier this year, I wrote about what kids should do if they found a baby bird on the ground. The idea for the story came from an experience I had with my sons last summer, when we discovered a...

DATE: July 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis College professor gets $100k to study bee die-offs

Fort Lewis College associate professor of chemistry Bill Collins has been awarded $103,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study and combat honeybee die-offs. Collins and his students...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News