Durango School District 9-R adds two teacher work days

Durango teachers, stressed by the compounding demands placed on them by COVID-19, will get two days to step away from the classroom and sharpen their skills at the end of the month. Two additional...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango teachers may gain two planning days

Teachers may be given two consecutive professional-development days to share ideas and plan for teaching different learning models that Durango schools are using to accommodate students’ return to...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Frustrated and overworked: Durango teachers speak out

The experience of teachers at Durango School District 9-R is only one case study, but it is probably not unique. At this week’s school board meeting, a trio of teachers expressed the stresses and...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Car parade protest in Durango questions wisdom of school reopenings

With horns blaring and cars bedecked with posters, about 20 vehicles drove through downtown Durango on Monday afternoon calling for schools to remain closed until no cases of COVID-19 have been...

DATE: July 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Early release Mondays will end next year for Durango School District 9-R

Durango School District 9-R has revised its academic calendar for school year 2020-21 – moving to full teacher workdays one Monday each month in place of weekly early release Mondays....

DATE: April 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District extends spring break, bolsters cleaning efforts

Spring break will be extended two days, school-sponsored travel will be canceled and use of school buildings by outside groups will be curtailed in an effort to keep Durango School District 9-R...

DATE: March 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield schools plan to increase below-market wages, start with secretaries

BAYFIELD – The Bayfield school district is gradually increasing its employee salaries to market rates, and it is starting by giving a raise to its lowest-paid group: school secretaries. The...

DATE: Feb. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Most Colorado student teachers aren’t paid and need second jobs. Will lawmakers ease burden?

At one point during the four-and-a-half years Jen Tarwater studied to become a teacher and completed two minors, she juggled four jobs – among them, serving as a student employee at her school’s...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield Primary School teacher wins state excellence award

BAYFIELD – Becki Talbot, a kindergarten teacher at Bayfield Primary School, was in her planning period Monday when the principal called her into the school’s gym. When she arrived, she saw about...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec looks to the Philippines amid teacher shortage

AZTEC (AP) – It was a cold Monday morning at C.V. Koogler Middle School in Aztec. Students stumbled into Shannon Albores’ history class and take off their rumpled jackets. After reciting the Pledge...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mill levy ballot language solidified

The Montezuma-Cortez school board unanimously approved ballot language for a mill levy override they hope to pass this November. The property tax increase would go to support teacher raises and...

DATE: July 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Workshop helps teachers hone ecological science skills

About 20 regional science teachers will have some fish stories to tell students next year, and with the help of Colorado Parks and Wildlife, they’ll be better able to convey some ecological science...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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