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Montezuma-Cortez considers cuts after school tax fails

Voters rejected the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District’s request to raise property taxes on Tuesday night, and the district warned that budget cuts were likely. In other county elections, the...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

GOP tax bill would kill deduction for student loan interest

WASHINGTON – Millions of Americans would lose the ability to deduct up to $2,500 in student loan interest under the Republican tax bill, a proposal that education advocates say will make college...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Move over, dodgeball: Schools pump up phys ed with choices

You won’t find gym class on the schedule in upstate New York’s Victor school district. What you will see: kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, dance, self-defense, archery and in-line skating...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

How to ace your transfer to a 4-year college

Transferring from community college to a university should be as simple as basic math: Two years at the first school plus two years at the second equals a bachelor’s degree. But the equation is...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

School honoring Confederate general has a new name: Justice

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – A Virginia school board has chosen “Justice” as the new name for a high school that has honored a Confederate general since the 1950s. The Fairfax County school board had...

DATE: Nov. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango school board candidate filed incorrectly with state but will remain on ballot

Emily Newcomer will remain on the ballot for a seat on the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education despite failing to file correctly with the state. Newcomer, a licensed psychotherapist,...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

DeVos may only partly forgive some student loans

WASHINGTON – The Education Department is considering only partially forgiving federal loans for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, according to department officials, abandoning the Obama...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Montezuma-Cortez School District’s proposed tax increase raises draws flak

As the Nov. 7 election draws near, voters in Montezuma County are discussing a school district mill levy resolution. If approved by voters in the Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District, the tax...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Top public universities are shutting out poor students, report says

Graduating from a selective college can help low-income students climb the economic ladder, but many of the nation’s top public universities are turning their backs on the group. Since the late...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Stress, hostility rising in American high schools in Trump era, UCLA report finds

Student anxiety and hostility on public high school campuses has worsened since Donald Trump became president and is affecting student learning, according to a new UCLA report. More than half of...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

New Mexico moves to defuse outrage over science standards

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s public education secretary said the state will adopt widely used school science standards in their entirety in response to public outrage over proposed changes that omitted...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Kids, screens and parental guilt: Is it time to loosen up?

NEW YORK – Parents of small children have long been hearing about the perils of “screen time.” And with more screens, and new technologies such as Amazon’s Echo speaker, the message is getting...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education