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Missouri school district embraces gender-neutral bathrooms

NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City-area school district that garnered national attention when a transgender student was crowned homecoming queen in 2015 has installed gender-neutral restrooms...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Photos: No back-to-school blues here

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College names local students to dean’s list

Local students named to the Fort Lewis College dean’s list for the spring 2018 semester include: Bayfield: Kayla Boblitt, Madelyn Duran, Ariel Fender, Ashley Hunt, Morgan Kirkpatrick, Patrick...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

New school year brings focus on security and safety

A more violent, harsh world is increasingly hard to ignore. Sadly, the first day of school in Durango reflects that. Durango schools continue a journey that increasingly emphasizes safety, security...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school district seeks bids for new bus garage

A plan for a new bus garage for Dolores Schools will be put out for rebid, board members decided at their meeting last week. Previous bids came in higher than what was budgeted for the project,...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Teacher candidacies surge in wake of spring walkouts

The spring of teacher uprisings has given way to summer, but these are anything but lazy days for educators continuing the fight through their own election campaigns. Hundreds of teachers are...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Teenage girls learning science in Colorado’s backcountry

DENVER – The leg-busting path shot straight up, encountering small aspens before veering hard right at the base of a sheer rock. The conversations of teenage girls broke through the foliage,...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

DeVos proposes another rollback on for-profit college rules

The Trump administration plans to roll back another major Obama-era rule that was created to police the for-profit college industry, according to a proposal issued by the Education Department on...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Tasks to help the start of school go more smoothly

In the blink of an eye, all of that planning and organizing you did to make your summer run smoothly is in the rearview mirror, and it’s already time to focus on yet another busy seasonal and...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis College joins science partnership to boost diversity

Fort Lewis College earned a grant to foster research in materials science and boost the number of Native Americans and minorities who study in the field. The National Science Foundation awarded...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Retailers raise game on back-to-school supplies

NEW YORK – The microwave ate my homework? Reusable notebooks where writing disappears with heat are among the basic school supplies raising their game against gadgets like iPads. Also hot in the...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

First of Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons released from space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The first of Christa McAuliffe’s lost lessons finally was released from space Tuesday, 32 years after she died aboard Challenger. NASA and the Challenger Center for Space...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

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