Education

Enrollment numbers are in, and Fort Lewis College is pleased

Enrollment for fall 2018 at Fort Lewis College came in at 3,317 students, which is two students fewer than fall 2017 – a number the school sees as stabilization after several years of larger...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Elementary test scores rebound dramatically

Significant improvement in 2018 state test scores has removed Dolores Elementary School from a Colorado watch list, school officials reported last week. And overall, the Dolores School District...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo Community College Southwest opens campus at Durango High

After tailoring its course offerings to meet community needs – with a focus on early childhood education – Pueblo Community College Southwest has officially opened its new campus at Durango High...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Former Bayfield superintendent Troy Zabel dies at age 52

Troy Zabel, former superintendent of the Bayfield School District, died Sunday, Sept. 16, from brain cancer. Zabel, 52, died surrounded by his family in Hayden. He was hired as Bayfield’s...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College’s new president launches a listening tour

Tom Stritikus is beginning his tenure as president of Fort Lewis College playing to a strength: listening. Stritikus is in the middle of a listening tour during his first weeks on campus. He...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio School District improves state rating

The Ignacio School District improved its rating from the Colorado Department of Education for 2018, one of six low-performing districts in the state to earn an upgrade. The ratings come in part...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Standardized tests enlighten educators about learning successes, gaps

It’s often said standardized school tests are a snapshot – “one day, one test” – and too much weight is put on their results. But Durango School District Superintendent Dan Snowberger said...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado students show gains in literacy on 2018 state tests, but disparities remain

More than half of all Colorado students in third through eighth grades continue to fall below state expectations in reading, writing and math, according to results of state tests students took this...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Juniper School breaks down age barriers by mixing classes

A teacher at The Juniper School in Durango might help a student in the morning, but in the afternoon, the assistance might come from a classmate, maybe a grade ahead or another student who has a...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Statewide ballot measures run the gamut from increased taxes to industrial hemp

There are already 11 questions we know Colorado voters will get to answer in the November election. In Colorado, it is relatively easy to change the state’s ever-changing Constitution, or change...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Dolores students show improvement on state CMAS tests

The latest state test scores for Dolores elementary and middle school students showed significant improvement from 2017, according to results released by the Colorado Department of Education last...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores museum features astronomy events in September

The public is invited to two astronomy events at the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor’s Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184, Dolores. On Sept. 1, astronaut Rick Hieb will present “Space...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News