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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

Rico Elementary School to shut down as enrollment falls

The Dolores County school board has decided to close Rico Elementary School by June due to a lack of students. It will not reopen for fall 2018. In a letter to Rico residents, Bruce Hanson,...

DATE: May 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango school board gets glimpse at 2018-19 budget

Durango School District 9-R is crunching numbers to get to a budget of about $54 million for 2018-19, with a public presentation of the budget set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 8 at Miller Middle School....

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pension problems help drive U.S. protests for teacher raises

DENVER – The loudest rallying cries from Colorado teachers protesting for more education dollars were about dwindling paychecks that are steadily losing ground to the state’s rising cost of living....

DATE: May 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Arizona teachers rally at Capitol as lawmakers negotiate

PHOENIX – Thousands of Arizona teachers gathered for the third day at the Capitol on Monday to protest low pay and school funding, and many schools around the state remained closed, while the...

DATE: April 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Rally demands more funding for education

More than 100 supporters streamed into Buckley Park on Friday afternoon to rally for increased education funding in Colorado. Mark Walser, a music teacher at three Durango schools , exhorted...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College students compete in First Nations Launch competition

Up on the mesa, three out of five Native American students from Fort Lewis College just returned from the First Nations Launch, where they tied for second in the presentation portion of the contest...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High rocket team has the right stuff for national competition

“It’s still smoking. That’s not right. Why did it eject so early?” The comments came from Grady James, one of nine Animas High School students who call themselves the CloudBusters, as he offered...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High rocket team has the right stuff for national competition

“It’s still smoking. That’s not right. Why did it eject so early?” The comments came from Grady James, one of nine Animas High School students who call themselves the CloudBusters, as he offered...

DATE: April 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teachers, students wear red for higher public school funding

Durango School District 9-R teachers, staff, students and parents will wear red on Friday in support of educators gathered at the Capitol in Denver rallying for public education funding. “This is...

DATE: April 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College names new president

Tom Stritikus, deputy director of K-12 Education at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, was named the next president of Fort Lewis College on Monday by the Board of Trustees. Stritikus will take...

DATE: April 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News