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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

Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

WASHINGTON – Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using them in some form, despite continued debate over whether they are improving student...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Four back-to-school questions to build emotional intelligence

Picture a middle school student who we’ll call Ethan. He entered third period today with a scowl on his face. He squirms and fidgets in his chair, unable to focus. When his teacher asks him about...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Big holdup for borrowers claiming for-profit college fraud

WASHINGTON – Tens of thousands of former students who say they were swindled by for-profit colleges are being left in limbo as the Trump administration delays action on requests for loan...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Suicide of teen who made sex video shows dilemma for schools

CHICAGO – Staff at a suburban Chicago high school called 16-year-old Corey Walgren to the dean’s office to ask about a video he made of himself having sex with a classmate. A few hours later, the...

DATE: Sept. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Mountain Middle students score well in mathematics

Standardized test results show Mountain Middle School students are performing better than the previous year in mathematics but slightly worse in language arts. Mountain Middle sixth-, seventh- and...

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

Search begins for new Fort Lewis College president

The Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College launched its national search for a new college president after President Dene Thomas’ announcement that she will retire in June 2018, according to a...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango 9-R board appoints District D representative

The Durango School District 9-R school board appointed Joe Kusar on Tuesday as the new District D representative. Kusar will replace Matt Sheldon, who resigned from his position in August. District...

DATE: Sept. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Transgender students find open door at more women’s colleges

WELLESLEY, Mass. – Until last year, Ninotska Love would have been barred from attending Wellesley College. She’s an accomplished student who has persevered through hardship, but under longstanding...

DATE: Sept. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Animas High students test well in language arts

Animas High School’s standardized test results show a proficiency across grade levels in language arts and an improvement in ninth-grade mathematics. Overall, students tested above-average on the...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Learning software in classrooms earns praise, causes debate

WASHINGTON – In middle school, Junior Alvarado often struggled with multiplication and earned poor grades in math, so when he started his freshman year at Washington Leadership Academy, a charter...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Cultural exchange programs fear visa cuts from Trump order

MINNEAPOLIS – Officials who run a popular language and cultural immersion program in the north woods of Minnesota are warning that potential changes in visa rules could make it hard for them to...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education