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Colorado campuses sound alarm as leaders push cost cuts

One by one, the leaders of Colorado’s colleges and universities appeared before lawmakers to make a collective plea: Don’t neglect us – again. The state’s higher education institutions made clear...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Most Colorado student teachers aren’t paid and need second jobs. Will lawmakers ease burden?

At one point during the four-and-a-half years Jen Tarwater studied to become a teacher and completed two minors, she juggled four jobs – among them, serving as a student employee at her school’s...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eight ideas state Republicans have about education this year

A school safety assessment for each district. A bonus for high-rated teachers. A scholarship for students who graduate high school early. And a tax credit for teachers who buy school supplies for...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Does La Plata County schools’ cyber surveillance go too far?

At a Bayfield school board meeting in December, three parents questioned how the district protects students. Weeks before, the Bayfield IT director, Bill Bishop, presented one method districts...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis trustees approve new master’s program to license principals

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees voted Friday to approve an online degree program to license principals. The Master of Arts in Education: Principal Leadership degree is expected to start in...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 9-R evaluating options for new schools, bond measure

Durango School District 9-R is taking a hard look at its aging buildings and floating some big ideas, such as replacing Miller Middle School, closing and selling Florida Mesa Elementary School, and...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gun discovered in Montezuma-Cortez High School locker

A Montezuma-Cortez High School student brought a gun to school Tuesday, according to a letter sent by school district officials later that night. District staff members and Cortez police officials...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District votes to renew The Juniper School’s charter

The Durango School District 9-R board voted to renew The Juniper School’s charter Wednesday after some members expressed concerns last week about the school’s finances and its plan to buy a...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teaching climate change a tricky endeavor in politically charged world

At Durango’s schools, it’s up to students to decide whether climate change is real. “Naming climate change as a thing, you won’t see that anywhere stated explicitly,” said Leanne Garcia, director...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College re-examines its past

The symbolic heart of Fort Lewis College, the Clock Tower, presents a series of panels highlighting the school’s history – panels that have drawn scrutiny in recent years for seemingly glossing...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Does Fort Lewis College’s sexual harassment policy restrict free speech?

A study of more than 400 colleges released this week called into question Fort Lewis College’s sexual harassment policy, saying it restricts students’ right to free speech. FLC’s sexual harassment...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College research lays foundation for next generation of nuclear power

Fort Lewis College students are determining the best ways to monitor and work with liquid sodium, a silvery molten metal, which could help develop the next generation of nuclear power plants. ...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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