Education

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Nature Studies director brought outdoor education to thousands

Thousands of students have uncovered bugs, learned about wildlife tracks and discovered their place in the natural world with Durango Nature Studies, in part because Executive Director Sally...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Governor Hickenlooper visits Durango, signs education bill

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper visited Durango on Sunday to sign a new bill that seeks to address teacher shortages throughout the state. Hickenlooper signed House Bill 17-1003, “Strategic Plan to...

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Trump’s first full education budget

Funding for college work-study programs would be cut in half, public-service loan forgiveness would end and hundreds of millions of dollars that public schools could use for mental health, advanced...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Bayfield Superintendent Troy Zabel to retire

Bayfield Superintendent Troy Zabel is retiring effective June 30, the Bayfield School Board announced last week. In June, Zabel said he had brain cancer and cut back on his administrative duties....

DATE: May 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango School District 9-R hosting public budget meeting

Durango School District 9-R will host a public budget meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Durango High School. The community is invited to attend and share input about the proposed budget for the...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Graduation season arrives in La Plata County

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind” is a popular quote from Dr. Seuss often used at commencement ceremonies. This year, the...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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Legislature OKs controversial charter school funding bill

DENVER – The controversial topic of equitable funding for Colorado charter schools was put to rest for the 2017 Legislative session Wednesday with the passage of a bill on the distribution of local...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Chaos breaks out during school finance debate

DENVER – The Senate was thrown into chaos briefly Friday as rule books and copies of the Colorado Revised Statutes were thrown open to check procedures because of a ruling by a committee chairman....

DATE: May 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Amendment to school finance act leads to squabble

DENVER – The annual decision on how much state funding school districts will get for each pupil is eagerly awaited as they prepare their budgets. But this year, an amendment to the School Finance...

DATE: April 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

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‘Final’ $28.3 billion Colorado budget heads back to floor

DENVER – Colorado’s $28.3 billion budget continues to inch toward approval by the state Legislature. On Thursday, it was rebalanced and approved by the Joint Budget Committee that crafted the...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Montezuma Land Conservancy developing 80-acre farm

Montezuma Land Conservancy has acquired an 80-acre farm northwest of Cortez that it hopes will become a community resource. “We’re learning tons about the land and how to take care of it,” Jay...

DATE: April 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life