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Poll: Charters less popular, but vouchers less contentious

WASHINGTON – Support for opening more charter schools has dropped significantly among Americans, but there’s less opposition to expanding private school voucher programs, as the Trump...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Health department recommends updating vaccines

With children headed back to school later this month, San Juan Basin Public Health reminds parents of the importance of keeping school-aged children up to date on all vaccines. Childhood vaccines...

DATE: Aug. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

People 55 and older can attend classes free at Fort Lewis College

Fort Lewis College invites community members ages 55 and older to attend classes free of charge as part of its Community Learners Program. This is the second year the program is being offered, said...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Transgender camp teaches kids they’re ‘normal, not alone’

EL CERRITO, Calif. – In some ways, Rainbow Day Camp is very ordinary. Kids arrive with a packed lunch, make friendship bracelets, play basketball, sing songs and get silly. But it is also unique,...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Ivy League schools brace for scrutiny of race in admissions

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A Justice Department inquiry into how race influences admissions at Harvard University has left selective colleges bracing for new scrutiny of practices that have helped boost...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Like it or not, Betsy DeVos has made a mark in six months as education secretary

It is tempting to conclude that after six months as education secretary, Betsy DeVos hasn’t accomplished all that much. Congress has not been kind to her legislative agenda, and Republicans have...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

6 last-minute strategies to pay for college

With college classes starting soon, ideally you’ve made all your payments and are ready to settle in. But if you’re still looking for financial aid to help cover your tuition, you’ll have to move...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Mountain Middle School adds new grades

Mountain Middle School is continuing to expand with the addition of fourth and fifth grade classes set to begin in the fall semester. The idea to add new grades came about in an effort to better...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Larger N.M. high schools struggle on math, reading tests

ALBUQUERQUE – Many high schools in New Mexico’s four largest cities continue to struggle with upper-level math and reading tests, according to new results released this week. An analysis by The...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mountain Middle School opens community playground

Mountain Middle School achieved its long-range goal of adding more green space to the neighborhood with the addition of a playground and community park this summer. The project was completed in...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Robots, race cars and weather: Girl Scouts offer new badges

NEW YORK – Girl Scouts from tiny Daisies to teen Ambassadors may earn 23 new badges focused on science, technology, engineering and math. It’s the largest addition of new badges in a decade for...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Southwest Colorado Community College plans informational sessions

Southwest Colorado Community College will host informational sessions for prospective students on Aug. 7-8 at its campuses in Durango and Mancos. Participants will be given a campus tour and time...

DATE: July 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education