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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

Lawmakers eyeing ways to bring school funding into the 21st century

DENVER – Next week, Colorado lawmakers will kick off a two-year evaluation of the formula used to distribute billions of dollars to K-12 schools across the state. In 2017, the Legislature allocated...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Elementary getting an update

Compressing an elementary school remodel into two summers is the latest construction challenge for the Bayfield School District. “For all practical purposes, this will be a brand new school when...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield School District names finance director to be interim superintendent

Amy Lyons, the finance director at the Bayfield School District, will serve as the interim superintendent for the 2017-18 school year. Gary Martinez has been hired as the district’s finance...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Many schools now urge kids to bring their own screens

Got your own laptop or tablet? Bring it to class, many schools now say. Policies known as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) or BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) initially raised eyebrows among parents...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Free-range lunch period? Schools’ open-campus policies vary

Fraught with teen drama and sometimes ruthless cafeteria aides, lunch period has tortured high school students for generations. Not so for Rachel Kirkpatrick, a 2017 graduate of Bethesda-Chevy...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

LPEA names scholarship recipients

The 2017 La Plata Electric Association, John Voelker Memorial, Basin Electric Power Cooperative and Tri-State Generation and Transmission scholarships were recently awarded by LPEA. Jenna Engelken,...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Tech trouble? Some schools are training students to help

When Crane Middle School decided to turn over minor IT repairs and troubleshooting duties to students, even the program coordinator was skeptical. Now, two years into the program, Nicole Rangel and...

DATE: July 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

7 ways parents can get their kids excited about writing

Whether you’re writing an email or a novel, it’s vital these days to understand the craft of telling a story and telling it well. For kids, writing well helps not only at school but with many...

DATE: July 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education