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Food pantry to open this summer for Durango students

A food pantry to serve Durango School District 9-R students and their families will be established this summer at Durango High School, and two “stuff the bus” events to stock the pantry will be...

DATE: May 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

North Carolina teachers demand better funding in large march

RALEIGH, N.C. – Thousands of teachers filled the main street of North Carolina’s capital Wednesday demanding better pay and more funding for public schools, hoping to achieve what other educators...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango school breakfasts will cost more next year

Breakfast prices will go up 25 cents at Durango School District 9-R cafeterias next year, and the cost for a day in the Kids Camp program will increase by $3 a day. The increase in breakfast costs...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County Jail inmates earn their GED diplomas

Blue was the new orange Tuesday at the La Plata County Jail as three inmates sporting blue caps and gowns with yellow tassels received their General Educational Development diplomas. “I don’t have...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Decorated graduation caps reflect joy, angst of students

LAS VEGAS – The black letters contrast sharply with the graduation cap’s red fabric. They spell: “Vuela tan alto como puedas sin olvidar de donde vienes.” “Fly as high as you can without forgetting...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango school district budget focuses on salaries, emotional needs

A budget that places increasing emphasis on meeting the social and emotional needs of students and on providing a living wage to nonprofessional staff members was presented to a sparse crowd at the...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Feds approve Colorado’s education plan after multiple revisions, but critics see more work to do

Colorado finally received approval for its federally mandated education plan Monday, one year and two revisions after the state first submitted it. Colorado’s plan was held up longer than any...

DATE: May 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Teachers in Colorado city of Pueblo go on strike over pay

PUEBLO – Teachers in Pueblo went on strike Monday, shutting down schools in a dispute over how much they should be paid for the school year that’s nearly over. The strike comes as frustrated...

DATE: May 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Arizona classrooms packed again as 6-day teacher strike ends

PHOENIX – Hundreds of thousands of Arizona schoolchildren returned to classes Friday, a day after state lawmakers approved a plan to hike teacher salaries to end a historic six-day walkout by...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Pueblo Community College to open new nursing division on July 1

Pueblo Community College has created a Division of Nursing to accommodate growing demand and the addition of a bachelor’s degree in nursing, according to a news release. The division will begin...

DATE: May 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Striking Arizona teachers win 20 percent raise, end walkout

PHOENIX – The Arizona governor signed a plan Thursday to give striking teachers a 20 percent pay raise, ending their five-day walkout after a dramatic all-night legislative session and sending more...

DATE: May 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Documents show ties between university, conservative donors

FAIRFAX, Va. – Virginia’s largest public university granted the conservative Charles Koch Foundation a say in the hiring and firing of professors in exchange for millions of dollars in donations,...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education