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Want your kids to be resilient? Here’s what not to do

Amy Morin knows a lot about resiliency. A licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and foster parent, she has devoted her life to helping others resolve problems and conflicts. But she also...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

University of Vermont enshrines healthy living in bricks and mortar

BURLINGTON, Vt. – Pledges by college students to eschew drugs and alcohol are old hat. Now they’re meditating, working out, practicing yoga, eating healthfully, and at least one school, the...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Ignacio School District discusses arming staff with guns

IGNACIO – Ignacio School District aims to ramp up school security after the enactment of the Claire Davis School Safety Act in June. A passionate group of more than 30 community members attended...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Transgender teen named homecoming king wants to spread love

PORTLAND, Maine – A transgender Maine teen who was crowned homecoming king at his new school says love and tolerance motivated his schoolmates to support him, and he wants to use his time in the...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

How to learn to play guitar at age 50

Bryan Adams famously got his first real six-string in the summer of ’69. I waited until the summer of 2017. I had just turned 50, and a series of lucky events led to my possession of an electric...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

10 ways to take the struggle out of homework

Nikki was frustrated. Her daughter Kirsten, 13, had just finished her required summer reading. She needed to write a summary, and Nikki urged her to do it while the details were still fresh. “It’s...

DATE: Oct. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas prioritizes tuition waiver

Fort Lewis College President Dene Kay Thomas has dedicated much of her professional life to ensure that Native Americans have access to affordable education. When she retires from FLC at the end of...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Florida private school choice program sees gains, study says

WASHINGTON – Low-income students in Florida who attended private schools using a credit scholarship program were more likely to go to college than their peers in public schools, according to a...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Denver high school is a melting pot of 62 countries

DENVER (AP) – When a passenger on a Denver city bus publicly insulted all Muslims earlier this year after terrorist attacks in France, Jeneba Berety, then a senior at South High School, spoke up....

DATE: Sept. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Decades after ‘Little Rock Nine,’ school segregation lingers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Among the most lasting and indelible images of the civil rights movement were the nine black teenagers who had to be escorted by federal troops past an angry white mob and...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Mancos School bond committee plans outreach on ballot question

The Mancos School District is preparing for a fall election that will include a ballot measure to raise taxes for a school renovation. In June, the school district was approved for a nearly $20...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault gets scrapped

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Friday scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education