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Parkland students to make bus tour to register young voters

PARKLAND, Fla. – A day after graduating, a group of Florida high school shooting survivors announced they’ll spend their summer crisscrossing the country, expanding their grass-roots activism from...

DATE: June 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

2 Durango High School academic stars recognized

Here’s a couple of secrets for academic success for entering freshmen at Durango High School: Work hard early in the year to build up a grade cushion when burnout strikes later in the year. Develop...

DATE: June 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Petitions to recall 2 Dolores School Board members resubmitted

Petitions to recall Dolores School District Re-4A Board President Dee Prock and board member Vangi McCoy were resubmitted on Thursday, the Montezuma County Clerk and Recorder’s Office reported....

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

YouTube tops teen social media, as Facebook fades

NEW YORK – YouTube is dominating social media use among teenagers, as Facebook fades from popularity, according to a new survey. A Pew Research Center survey shows that 85 percent of U.S. teens,...

DATE: June 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Gender-bending, time-traveling pronouns: A history

NEW YORK – On college campuses and in workplaces, across social media and in deference to non-binary people, gender-neutral pronouns are more than just a new wave of political correctness. They’re...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Tuition jumps 5% at Fort Lewis College

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees approved a 5 percent tuition increase for residents, nonresidents and graduate students at its meeting Friday. Trustees also approved a $51.93 million final...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Open School graduates 15 seniors

Southwest Open School held its 2018 graduation Wednesday evening in an intimate ceremony honoring students who have received their diplomas despite hardship. Fifteen students graduated from SWOS in...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wild card triumph: Little-known speller wins national bee

OXON HILL, Md. – Karthik Nemmani didn’t win his regional spelling bee. He didn’t even win his county spelling bee. But he was still good enough to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Throwing...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Walmart offers employees new perk: cheap access to college

NEW YORK – Walmart is offering its employees a new perk: affordable access to a college degree. America’s largest private employer, which in the past has helped its workers get their high school or...

DATE: May 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Durangoan graduates from Whitman College

Durango native Martina Pansze participated in commencement proceedings at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, on May 20. A graduate of Animas High School, Pansze received a bachelor’s...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Big Picture High School graduates 17

Big Picture High School’s valedictorian attributes her persistence to the mentoring and opportunities she received as a student, and it has paid off – to the tune of $28,000. Fiona Rodebaugh, who...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gun-reform activists spur voter registration at high schools

PARKLAND, Fla. – Students at more than 1,000 schools across the country are registering young voters in lunchrooms, hallways and even at upcoming graduation ceremonies in a week of activism aimed...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

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