Schools

Lawmakers eyeing ways to bring school funding into the 21st century

DENVER – Next week, Colorado lawmakers will kick off a two-year evaluation of the formula used to distribute billions of dollars to K-12 schools across the state. In 2017, the Legislature allocated...

DATE: July 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Protest of Betsy DeVos reignites debate on school choice

DENVER – Hundreds of Coloradans protested U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ visit in Denver on Wednesday, largely criticizing her stance on using tax dollars to fund private schools. DeVos is...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council upholds marijuana buffer measurements

The Durango City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to uphold “as the crow flies” buffers that keep marijuana shops away from schools, playgrounds and residential treatment centers. The council was...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

The Liberty School moves to Bodo Park

The Liberty School has a new location at Bodo Industrial Park for the 2017-18 school year. The school will share a space with San Juan BOCES at 162 Stewart St. until construction of a permanent...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Department of Education launches new financial transparency website

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Education is hoping to pull back the curtain on school finance with a new website dedicated to tracking the funding streams and expenditures of the state’s 178...

DATE: July 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students caught in crossfire over public school meal debts

SANTA FE, N.M. – Teaching assistant Kelvin Holt watched as a preschool student fell to the back of a cafeteria line during breakfast in Killeen, Texas, as if trying to hide. “The cash register...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

Don Coram, Barbara McLachlan named ‘Rural School Champions’

DENVER – Lawmakers Don Coram, R-Montrose, and Barbara McLachlan, D-Durango, were named Rural Schools Champions on Monday evening by the Colorado Rural School Alliance during a reception at Fort...

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Elementary breaks ground for renovations

It was a day of thanks and excitement at Bayfield Elementary School. Students are anticipating the prospect of a new playground, library and cafeteria at their existing school, as well as the...

DATE: May 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

School threat may have originated in Europe

A Facebook threat made against Columbine Christian School in Durango appears to have originated from Europe, the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday. The post, threatening to “shoot the...

DATE: March 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Christian school cancels classes after receiving threat

Columbine Christian School in Durango closed for the day Tuesday after someone posted a threatening message on the school’s Facebook page. The message, posed at 12:32 a.m., threatened to “shoot the...

DATE: March 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Liberty School seeks temporary space as building plan stalls

The private Liberty School is searching for a temporary space to hold classes in the fall. “We are exploring all of our options,” Head of School Christian Holmen said. The school has raised more...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Legislative roundup: Ballot selfie, PTSD bills move forward

DENVER – Four bills were slated for a third and final reading before being sent from the Colorado Senate to the House of Representatives on Monday, and 27 bills were slated for second readings...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News