Education

Microgrants help Fort Lewis College students with unexpected financial hardships

New microgrants could help Fort Lewis College students stay in school and graduate by covering emergency expenses, such as car repairs and medical care. The Skyhawk Emergency Grant funding will...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New education center opens at Fozzie’s Farm

Montezuma Land Conservancy members and supporters ushered in a new education center at the organization’s own Fozzie’s Farm during an open house Thursday afternoon. Fozzie’s Farm is a farm...

DATE: May 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango school board questions funding Juniper School renovations

Durango School District 9-R’s board expressed reservations this week about granting The Juniper School a loan to renovate its new buildings. The Juniper School plans to move from a building it...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 5 days 49 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Big Picture students learn basics in nontraditional classes

In an effort to spark interest and increase graduation rates, Big Picture High School eliminated traditional, semester-long classes this year in favor of shorter classes that sample various...

DATE: May 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lewis-Arriola fifth graders run ‘Our Town’

Lewis-Arriola Elementary students have set up shop in Alison Robinson’s classroom. It’s part of the “Our Town” project she started when she began working at the school six years ago, as part of an...

DATE: May 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Elementary School to dismiss week early

Mancos Elementary School students will be released a week early from school this month because of the large construction project underway. The early release on May 16 is intended to give teachers...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango’s Juniper School is moving to Tech Center

The Juniper School, an elementary charter school in Durango, will move out of its tight quarters above Big Picture High School and into two buildings in the Tech Center. The charter school is in...

DATE: May 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Music, dance classes offer creative outlet for disabled students, adults in Durango

Joy radiated from performers as they played the hit song “Best Day of My Life” in a class focused on encouraging musical expression among adults with a range of disabilities. The Shining Stars ...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango schools help students regulate their emotions

Miller Middle School students are learning to let go of their anger, frustration, sadness and other emotions this year in a new reset room. Students can ride a stationary bike, jump on a...

DATE: May 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Full-day kindergarten bill heads to Polis’ desk

DENVER – Free, full-day kindergarten will be available to all Colorado kids this fall, thanks to the final passage late Tuesday of House Bill 1262, which sets aside $175 million for the program....

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fourth graders develop women’s suffrage museum exhibits

Fourth graders at Park Elementary School plan to share the history of women’s suffrage through museum exhibitions in Glenwood Springs and The Animas Museum. The exhibitions will feature historical...

DATE: May 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez School District plans to stop standardized test

The Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1 plans to end STAR testing next year. The move comes after staff analyzed the assessment in predicting Colorado Measures of Academic Success scores and...

DATE: April 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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