Education

Fort Lewis College graduates to embrace the unknown

Sabra Artichoker doesn’t know what she’s going to do with her degree in anthropology and sociology. Neither does Zachary Scurrah, who graduated from Fort Lewis College on Saturday with a degree in...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 hour 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College business plan contest adds high school division

The Hawk Tank competition, which awards monetary prizes for the best business plans from Fort Lewis College students and recent alumni, will expand to add a high school division in 2019. Southwest...

DATE: Dec. 5, 2018 | UPDATED: 6 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

As committee chairwoman, state Rep. McLachlan to tackle education funding

Finding funding for education will be one of the major challenges facing state Rep. Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, in the next legislative session. McLachlan, a former Durango High School teacher,...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Technical University gets funding for manufacturing school

Navajo Technical University, based in Crownpoint, New Mexico, has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a Center for Advanced Manufacturing. The...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado state House committee leaders announced

Colorado state Speaker of the House-designee Rep. KC Becker of Boulder has made her choices for who will be leaders of 11 House committees in the 2019 and 2020 sessions. Becker also reorganized a...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Complaint alleges Dan Snowberger compromised identity of alleged sexual assault victim

The father of a student who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a classmate at Riverview Elementary School has filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education saying that Durango School...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Board in struggling Colorado district keeps hiring power

DENVER – The school board of a struggling Denver-area school district will lose most of its power but will retain the power to hire and fire employees. The Colorado State Board of Education voted...

DATE: Nov. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Health education center executive director resigns

After establishing a medical apprenticeship program and a health careers camp in the region, Kathleen McInnis, executive director of the Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center, is...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers think they can still find a school finance fix

Two years ago, Colorado lawmakers established a special committee to dig deep into the state’s complex school finance problems and propose legislation to fix at least some of them. Near the end of...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Animas High students aim to address high suicide rates

Senior humanities students at Animas High School plan to promote resiliency and mental wellness among youths in Durango through a film, magazine, web project and fundraising efforts. Students hope...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Juniper School students demonstrate in support of human rights

Juniper School elementary students took their support for human rights to Main Avenue with a public demonstration Friday in Buckley Park. The fourth- and fifth-graders choose a human right to...

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District board member resigns

Joe Kusar, who represents central and south Durango on the Durango School District 9-R board, resigned effective Thursday, and applications to fill the seat are being accepted. Kusar, who was not...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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