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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

Animas High School summer social will be held July 24

Animas High School will hold its annual summer get-together, the Osprey Summer Social, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 24 at the school 271 Twin Buttes Ave. New and returning students and families, as...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: UNKNOWN

Animas High to hold open house

Animas High School will hold its Summer Open House and Information Session on from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 19. The event provides an opportunity for new families to meet one another and get answers...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: UNKNOWN

Animas High School seeks new board members

Animas High School is seeking new members to join the charter school’s board of directors. Board members’ responsibilities include: Ensuring the school is fulfilling its mission and vision....

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Education Foundation looks for ways to help 9-R

Diana Cruz, executive director of the Durango Education Foundation, is looking to boost the foundation’s visibility around town to help it provide more grants, scholarships and services to Durango...

DATE: July 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump revokes Obama policy using race in school admissions

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is rescinding Obama-era guidance that encouraged schools to take a student’s race into account to promote diversity in admissions. The shift gives schools and...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Do you really know what your kid’s doing on that smartphone?

CHICAGO – Ayrial Miller is clearly annoyed. Her mother is sitting with her on the couch in their Chicago apartment, scrolling through the teen’s contacts on social media. “Who’s this?” asks Jennea...

DATE: July 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Professor Fiona? Famous baby hippo an educational force

CINCINNATI – Just call her Professor Fiona. The Cincinnati Zoo’s famous premature baby hippo does more than delight social media fans and help sell a wide range of merchandise. She’s also an...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

With fundraising complete, Fort Lewis College set to buy rafting company

Fort Lewis College students, faculty and staff soon will have access to rafting permits on the Rio Chama and San Juan rivers in New Mexico and the Salt River in Arizona. The Fort Lewis College...

DATE: July 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Support for swimming program at SunUte center requested

Bayfield and Ignacio schools are on the forefront of swimming education because all students receive swim lessons during school. Staff from SunUte Community Center came to the meeting of the...

DATE: June 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango resident earns bachelor’s degree

Jessie Kroes of Durango graduated from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York with a bachelor of arts in aging studies.

DATE: June 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Lawsuits challenge efforts to push abstinence-only on teens

SPOKANE, Wash. – Several affiliates of Planned Parenthood sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Friday over its efforts to impose an abstinence-only focus on its Teen Pregnancy...

DATE: June 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education