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Escalante Middle School announces upcoming events

Escalante Middle School announces these upcoming events: The Open House/Scavenger Hunt for incoming sixth-graders will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. This event is open to any fifth-grade...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango School District offers early access for advanced gifted children

Durango School District 9-R offers the opportunity to accelerate highly advanced gifted children younger than 5 for kindergarten and younger than 6 for first grade. The Early Access Program is...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Miller Middle School to host open house for incoming sixth-graders

Miller Middle School will host an open house for incoming sixth-graders and their families from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Students and their families will learn more about the school and its...

DATE: March 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Hugs, tears and police: Parkland high school reopens after shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. – Students and teachers hugged and cried Wednesday as they returned under heavy police guard to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High for the first time since a teenager with an assault...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Wary parents set more limits to deter abuse in youth sports

SEATTLE – With Olympic prodigies having just dazzled audiences worldwide, parents in the U.S. are reconciling the thrill of the gold with their fears from recent sexual abuse scandals in elite...

DATE: Feb. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Screens aren’t completely bad for kids, according to new book

In her new book, The Art of Screen Time, Anya Kamenetz, NPR’s lead digital education reporter, tackles possibly the toughest question facing today’s parents: how to manage kids’ use of technology. ...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Pueblo teen with health woes thriving in online school

PUEBLO (AP) – Sally Padilla’s fingers flew across the keyboard of the Dell laptop. With deliberate action, but very little discussion, the Pueblo girl logged on to her user account, scrolled...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Police experts urge intensive training if teachers are armed

The idea of arming teachers to take out a shooter is alarming some law enforcement experts, who say it takes more than just being a good shot at a gun range. They say it would require specialized...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Shooting survivors issue call for action at Florida Capitol

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Thousands of chanting students, including survivors of the Florida school shooting, rallied at the state Capitol on Wednesday, demanding changes to gun laws and threatening to...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Adams State University president put on leave amid uproar over costume

ALAMOSA – The president of a university in Colorado has been placed on leave amid accusations she bullied faculty and staff, failed to improve declining student enrollment and mocked workers with...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Top professors at Fort Lewis College protected from cuts

Potential budget cuts of up to $4.5 million at Fort Lewis College will not eliminate majors or lay off tenured or tenure-track professors, President Dene Thomas said Friday at a Board of Trustees...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

4 robots that aim to teach your kids to code

LAS VEGAS – You’ve seen apps and toys that promise to teach your child to code. Now enter the robots. At the CES electronics show in January, coding robots came out in force. One convention hall...

DATE: Feb. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education