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New charter school customizes classes for K-5 students

With this week’s grand opening of The Juniper School, children now have more freedom and say-so in their education. The Juniper School is a kindergarten through fifth-grade elementary school...

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

State school assessment scores show some declines for Ignacio students

Ignacio School District’s standardized test results show an overall decline in performance in language arts and mathematics compared with last year. In general, students tested below-average on the...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Infants and toddlers get early schooling

With the opening of a new infant and toddler center, the Dolores school district now serves students between the ages of 6 weeks and 3 years old. “It’s amazing, we are so excited to offer this for...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

A new use for an old book? Fold it into a work of art

Books have more uses than might be obvious. Sure, you can press flowers in a heavy one and set out the pretty ones as decoration. You can read the darn things. But have you tried turning a book...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

After 6 months on job, education chief still highly divisive

WASHINGTON – Among the paintings and photographs that decorate Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ sunlit, spacious office is the framed roll call from her Senate confirmation. It’s a stark reminder...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Test results a mixed bag for Durango 9-R

Editor’s note: This is the first installment of three stories examining the test scores for La Plata County schools. By Mia Rupani Herald Staff Writer Standardized test scores in Colorado are a...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Colorado test scores show students slowly improving

Colorado students’ standardized test scores are slowly improving, three years after a new, more difficult test was introduced. The CMAS test grades whether third- through eighth-graders are meeting...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Nathine Senne adds $70,000 to Fort Lewis College chemistry scholarship

Fort Lewis College announced a $70,000 gift from Nathine Senne, which will go toward the Richard A. Senne Memorial Scholarship fund that she and her late husband, Herbert, established in 1978 to...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

New school year brings new classes, construction

The Durango Herald talked with the superintendents from Durango School District 9-R, Bayfield School District and Ignacio School District to find out what is new at each district for this 2017-18...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield music director gets Boettcher award

Derek Smith, music director at Bayfield High School, is one of 42 recipients of the 2017 Boettcher Foundation Teacher Recognition Award. Lenka Doskocil, a Boettcher scholar and 2017 BHS graduate,...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

I’m a teacher in Charlottesville: This is how I’ll talk to students about what happened

For the past 20 years, I have lived and worked in Charlottesville and Albemarle County in Virginia. I have taught every grade, kindergarten through seniors in high school. My son is a graduate of...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Ignacio School District refinances bonds

The Ignacio School Board recently announced the district successfully completed a second refinancing of the 2012 bond issue. The first was completed in October 2016 and the most recent was closed...

DATE: Aug. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education