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Kids, screens and parental guilt: Is it time to loosen up?

NEW YORK – Parents of small children have long been hearing about the perils of “screen time.” And with more screens, and new technologies such as Amazon’s Echo speaker, the message is getting...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

DeVos further freezes Obama’s for-profit fraud protections

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is further delaying Obama-era protections for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, saying it needs more time to write new regulations. Tuesday’s...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

College degrees can be a bargain abroad

For 18-year-old Liza Miezejeski, choosing the right college meant balancing her desire for adventure and her fear of debt. “I didn’t want to stay at home, in my hometown, just to save money,” says...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

University of Nebraska campus offers Colorado undergraduates in-state tuition

Starting next fall, The University of Nebraska-Kearney will offer in-state tuition to Colorado and Kansas residents in an effort to recruit more out-of-state students. UNK’s Advantage Scholarship...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

UNK to offer in-state tuition to Colorado, Kansas students

KEARNEY, Neb. – The University of Nebraska at Kearney is offering in-state tuition rates to Colorado and Kansas residents who are accepted as regular on-campus undergraduate students. The...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico may restore evolution to science standards

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s public education secretary announced revisions will be made to proposed school science standards in response to a public outcry against the deletion or omission of...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming

SANTA FE – A proposed overhaul of New Mexico’s state science standards for public schools came under intense criticism Monday at a packed public hearing in the state capital for omitting or...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis College enrollment down 6.6 percent

Fall enrollment at Fort Lewis College is down 6.6 percent compared with last year – the lowest it has been in more than a decade – prompting the college to increase its effort to boost retention...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four candidates enter race for Durango School District 9-R board

Four candidates have entered the race for the Durango School District 9-R board in the biennial school election on Nov. 7. Three of the five board seats are up for election, and members serve for...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Daniels Scholarship now accepting applicants

Motivated, college-bound high school seniors in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming are encouraged to apply for the Daniels Scholarship Program at www.danielsfund.org . The application session...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Astronaut links up with kids at Air and Space Museum to share his love of science

If you could ask an astronaut orbiting in space any question, what would it be? Students from several Washington-area schools got to do that recently at the Smithsonian National Air and Space...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Search committee meets to find replacement for Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas

A search committee has met to begin its effort to replace Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas, who will retire at the end of the 2017-18 school year. The 12-person search committee met for the...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News