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Teacher apologizes for accidentally firing gun in classroom

SEASIDE, Calif. – A teacher at a Northern California high school has apologized for accidentally firing a gun inside his classroom, causing minor injuries to three students. Dennis Alexander, who...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

To keep kids tuned in, Colorado Springs elementary school takes teachers out of the driver seat

Change is underway at a network of Colorado Springs schools looking to break away from the traditional model for teaching. Each of these Next Generation Learning schools redesigned themselves to...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Library on wheels brings joy of books to Afghan kids

KABUL, Afghanistan – The children of Kabul love the blue bus – they rush toward it every time it pulls into their street, eager to come onboard, their young eyes brimming with excitement. But it’s...

DATE: March 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis College trustees considering 3 for presidency

The names of three finalists to succeed Dene Thomas as president of Fort Lewis College are expected to be released March 21. The college’s Presidential Search Committee has recommended three...

DATE: March 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

From somber to angry, school walkout protests vary in tenor

Students hoisted “Stand United” signs. They chanted “‘’Hey, hey, ho, ho – the NRA has got to go” outside the White House. Others put 14 desks and 3 podiums in a circle to honor the students and...

DATE: March 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Student walkouts planned across U.S. to protest gun violence

From Maine to Hawaii, thousands of students planned to stage walkouts Wednesday to protest gun violence, one month after the deadly shooting inside a high school in Parkland, Florida. Organizers...

DATE: March 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango High School students plan walkout to honor victims of Parkland shooting

Durango High School students plan to hold a 17-minute walkout and school-approved event on Wednesday to honor the 17 people who died in the Parkland, Florida, high school shooting on Feb. 14. “It...

DATE: March 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools begin community discussion about security

Durango School District 9-R should consider adding metal detectors and security officers and improving automatic locking doors to prevent violence, especially shootings, on campuses, attendees at a...

DATE: March 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

1968 LA school walkout protesters see link to Parkland teens

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Participants in a 1968 Los Angeles high school walkout to protest dropout rates and paddle beatings for speaking Spanish that ended up prompting a wave of Mexican-American youth...

DATE: March 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Community colleges one signature away from offering four-year nursing degrees

A bill that will allow Southwest Colorado Community College and other community colleges to offer a four-year bachelor of science in nursing degrees won final approval Tuesday in the state House....

DATE: March 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pueblo Community College to move campus to Durango High School

Pueblo Community College’s campus in Durango will move into the west wing of Durango High School for the fall semester, a partnership that both entities see as an avenue to provide new...

DATE: March 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Global school security measures vary, but no arming teachers

The United States is in the midst of a national debate over school security after the mass shooting at a Florida school. To President Donald Trump and some gun supporters, the solution is to put...

DATE: March 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education