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Longtime teacher Stephanie Moran helped hundreds of nontraditional students succeed

Stephanie Moran helped lay the foundation for hundreds of students to earn their GED diplomas at the Durango Adult Education Center over the past 18 years. As the high school equivalency program...

DATE: April 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Walkouts spark protests against gun violence

The Latest on national school walkouts protesting gun violence (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The latest wave of school walkouts has sparked large demonstrations against gun violence in several...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

No walkouts at closed Columbine on shooting anniversary

DENVER – Students at some Colorado schools are participating in the latest student wave of walkouts to protest gun violence on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting but not students at the...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Arizona teachers vote for statewide walkout to protest pay

PHOENIX – Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding, marking a key step toward a first-ever statewide strike that builds on a movement for higher pay in...

DATE: April 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Hundreds of school walkouts planned on Columbine anniversary

Another wave of student walkouts is expected to disrupt classes Friday at hundreds of schools across the U.S. as young activists press for tougher gun laws. The protests were chosen to line up with...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis College undergraduates shine at research symposium

Fort Lewis College senior Kyser Seaney hopes to become a high school chemistry teacher after graduation. On Thursday, Seaney gave a presentation on the energetics involved in chemical reactions and...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gov. John Hickenlooper to deliver Fort Lewis College commencement address

Gov. John Hickenlooper will deliver the 2018 spring commencement address at Fort Lewis College on April 28. Nearly 500 students will graduate. Two ceremonies will be held in Whalen Gym to...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High students aim to end teen isolation

Bullying and feelings of isolation can follow teenagers home from school through social media, and students across La Plata County want that to end. “Some kids experience (post-traumatic stress...

DATE: April 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Valley fifth-graders, DHS students receive honors

Durango students received some accolades this week. A team of Animas Valley Elementary fifth-graders advanced to the Global Finals of the Destination Imagination competition by finishing second in...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Possibility of first-ever strike divides Arizona teachers

PEORIA, Ariz. – The question of whether Arizona teachers should walk off the job to call for increased school funding has both mobilized and stratified tens of thousands of educators, with some...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Will high school activism hurt your college chances?

Students risked disciplinary action at nearly 3,000 high schools in the first nationwide walkout for gun policy reform in March. But they most likely didn’t risk their hopes for college admission....

DATE: April 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Colorado teachers rally at Capitol for school funding

DENVER – Hundreds of public school teachers swarmed the Colorado state Capitol on Monday, shuttering one suburban Denver school district to demand better salaries, as lawmakers were set to debate a...

DATE: April 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News