Education

Dolores students gain skills in restaurant business

Dolores third-graders served up Mexican, Italian and Indian food during a restaurant project held at the Dolores River Campground on Oct. 11-12. At the campground’s lodge, students bustled about...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico may restore evolution to science standards

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s public education secretary announced revisions will be made to proposed school science standards in response to a public outcry against the deletion or omission of...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Fort Lewis College enrollment down 6.6 percent

Fall enrollment at Fort Lewis College is down 6.6 percent compared with last year – the lowest it has been in more than a decade – prompting the college to increase its effort to boost retention...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata Youth Services moves into county-owned home

La Plata Youth Services, a nonprofit that serves at-risk youths, opened last week in its new location at the former county manager’s house at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. The long-vacant...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 5 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cuba travel not slowed by federal warning for Durango-based Educational Adventures

A Durango-based travel company specializing in trips to Cuba fielded many calls from spooked travelers but received only one cancellation following a warning issued against going to Cuba last week...

DATE: Oct. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

State Rep. Barbara McLachlan sums up education efforts

Town halls on the teacher shortage in Colorado indicate that higher pay, better broadband internet access and respect for educators would help improve the education system. The town halls were one...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gubernatorial candidate Noel Ginsburg talks education, renewable energy

Democratic candidate for governor Noel Ginsburg outlined creative solutions for education, realistic expectations for renewable energy and more local control for economic stimulus while campaigning...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College President Dene Thomas prioritizes tuition waiver

Fort Lewis College President Dene Kay Thomas has dedicated much of her professional life to ensure that Native Americans have access to affordable education. When she retires from FLC at the end of...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos School bond committee plans outreach on ballot question

The Mancos School District is preparing for a fall election that will include a ballot measure to raise taxes for a school renovation. In June, the school district was approved for a nearly $20...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nature Center completes conservation easement

The Nature Center at Butler Corner, north of Dolores, will be preserved thanks to a recently completed conservation easement with the Montezuma Land Conservancy. The 263-acre property features...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stillwater helps schools offer music

Juniper School elementary students practiced new rhythms together on xylophones, drums, pianos and other instruments this week as part of Stillwater Music’s recent expansion. The nonprofit group’s...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

On work trips, DeVos flies on her own dime

WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos flies on her personal plane at her own expense when she visits schools around the country, according to her office, as other Cabinet secretaries’ flying...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World