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Durango School District board member resigns

Joe Kusar, who represents central and south Durango on the Durango School District 9-R board, resigned effective Thursday, and applications to fill the seat are being accepted. Kusar, who was not...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High School plans for a new home

Animas High School is beginning the process to design a permanent home. This week, the charter school began community meetings with parents, teachers, students, staff members, the board of...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pocket money apps aim to help kids in cashless world

LONDON – For kids growing up in today’s cashless society, the piggy bank is going virtual. Father of two Roland Hall turned to a British startup’s digital pocket money app because his kids were...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Students of color exceed 50 percent at Fort Lewis College

Students of color are now a majority at Fort Lewis College, a demographic mark duly noted but seemingly a natural development at an institution whose mission includes providing a tuition-waived...

DATE: Nov. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Math festival brings 200 students to Fort Lewis College

Cori Davis, 10, a fifth-grader at Park Elementary School, discovered she could connect a bunch of squares to make a wheel “that really spins.” Her partner, Canyon Tucker, 10, a fellow fifth-grader...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College president wants to hear from community

Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus wants to hear from community members as he updates the school’s strategic plan. “Since I stepped into my role as Fort Lewis College’s new president in...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Backers of Amendment 73 look to the future as voters reject school funding measure

With Colorado’s third attempt to raise taxes for education going down to defeat, backers of Amendment 73 looked to the future Tuesday. Lisa Weil of Great Education Colorado said that the...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

What the Democratic ‘blue wave’ on Election Night in Colorado means for education

Colorado voters on Tuesday elected a governor who ran on bold education promises but rejected a tax increase that would have made it easier to pay for them. They also gave control of the state...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Harvard bias suit now in judge’s hands

BOSTON (AP) – A trial alleging racial bias in Harvard University’s admissions system has presented two starkly different images of the elite Ivy League school. One side depicts a Harvard that plays...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Dolores third-graders create, manage restaurant

Last week, Dolores elementary school students in third-grade classes taught by Angie Lowe, Meg Neeley and Melody McNeill served locally sourced meals to their parents and other community members,...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

‘How can I be effective?’: Teachers suffering after Michael

PANAMA CITY, Fla. – Regina Ferrell, a fourth-grade teacher in Bay County, stood before the local school board this week and pleaded: Please be flexible with teachers returning to classrooms after...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Health insurance costs increase at Durango School District 9-R

Durango School District 9-R will likely be examining about $127,000 in midyear budget cuts in the next several months to cover a shortfall in its health insurance fund. In addition, employees’...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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