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Denver teachers plan strike in contract dispute

DENVER – Denver teachers said they plan to strike next week after Colorado officials declined to intervene Wednesday in a pay dispute between the educators and the school district. State officials...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fort Lewis College grants help students make ends meet

In an effort to reduce accumulated fees and unexpected costs from blocking students continued pursuits of their studies, Fort Lewis College has introduced the Skyhawk Persistence Grant....

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

A childhood dream to serve on a school board

Marianna Valdez seemed destined to serve on a school board. Even growing up, she was fascinated with schools for their interaction with the community. “I’ve always wanted to be on a school board,”...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Big Picture High School takes time out of equation

With students who often arrive on campus already behind and enmeshed in fragile or abusive family environments, Durango Big Picture High School strives to nurture students, many of whom are...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Graduation rates: Different issues face neighboring schools

When examining graduation rates, Bayfield and Ignacio high schools face two almost polar opposite challenges. Bayfield High must work to maintain high graduation rates that frequently finish at...

DATE: Feb. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school construction news

Construction marches on at the Mancos school site as the district upgrades, renovates and expands across the campus. The entire remodel is expected to finish up by spring 2020, and when completed,...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango High School graduation rates increase, beat state average

Durango High School improved its four-year graduation rate from 86.1 percent in 2017 to 87.4 percent in 2018, a seemingly small amount that obscures a major improvement in the graduation rate of...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School tops state graduation average

Animas High School pays particular attention to potential first-generation college students from the day they arrive on campus. It’s something that AHS Head of School Sean Woytek credits with...

DATE: Feb. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Would-be Fort Lewis College trustee pays a visit

Janet Lopez got a preview of her future job as a member of the Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees on Thursday – discussing the school’s budget and getting a glimpse of the future that will be...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Juniper School invites community to discuss plans for a new school

The Juniper School will begin a community discussion to plan for its permanent facility and kick off its enrollment application window at a meeting Monday at the school, 215 E. 12th St. Head of...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

High-schoolers get face time with extremists in class

WORTHINGTON, Ohio – Last week’s videotaped encounter at the Lincoln Memorial left many wondering about the state of reasoned political discourse in the country, or if it exists at all in a...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango School District 9-R explores bond election

Durango School District 9-R is examining a request for bond issuance of $75 million to $85 million to improve school security, to maintain aging schools and to deal with a backlog of maintenance...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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