Education

District 9-R: No intentional foul in balloon game; it was a bad call

An investigation into a balloon game played earlier this month at a Durango High School pep rally found no ill intent. Durango School District 9-R released a written statement Friday to The...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | UPDATED: 11 hours 50 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Horny’ box spreads sexual education across Fort Lewis College

Anonymous questions about everything from birth control to bondage can be slipped into Horny the Sex Box, a vessel set up to educate students at Fort Lewis College. Fort Lewis senior Matisse Monty...

DATE: March 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Health may improve as regional poverty rates fall

Child poverty rates are falling in the region, a positive sign for long-term public health, according to new health rankings. Social and economic factors, such as child poverty and educational...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 20 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango superintendent confronts controversies in student newspaper

In an interview with the El Diablo , the student-run newspaper at Durango High School, Superintendent Dan Snowberger repeated incorrect information and criticized The Durango Herald ’s...

DATE: March 24, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Kansas State to lower tuition for students in 5 states

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University is becoming cheaper for good students from five more states. The Manhattan Mercury reports that the Kansas Board of Regents agreed this week to allow new...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Gov. Jared Polis says funds identified for full-day kindergarten

State Rep. Barbara McLachlan predicted state funding for full-day kindergarten, one of her main legislative goals, will become a reality during the current session of the Colorado General Assembly....

DATE: March 22, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 23 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Number of homeless students nearly doubles in Durango schools

The number of homeless students in Durango School District 9-R has increased by 63 percent in recent years. During the 2016-17 school year, 68 homeless students were identified in the district, and...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District 9-R looks at tight budget for 2019-20

Durango School District 9-R Board of Education members heard about a tight budget situation taking shape for the 2019-20 school year as state lawmakers debate how much aid they’ll provide for...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 21 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College student proposes simple change to increase recycling

Eliminating stand-alone trash cans and creating centralized locations to recycle or dump trash has proved effective at increasing how much people chose to recycle, according to a study done by a...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools rethink discipline, with focus on learning and empathy

Regional schools are looking at new methods for dealing with troubling behavior, including adopting restorative practices that turn disciplinary actions into learning experiences that promote...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Balloon game played at Durango High School pep rally raises concerns

A balloon game some Durango High School athletes played during a pep rally Friday has riled some students and parents over its inappropriate nature, prompting the principal to email an apology to...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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