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Durango School District looks at $90M to $120M in facility upgrades

Decision time has arrived for Durango School District 9-R about investments it will make over the next decade in new schools and security and maintenance upgrades at existing buildings. Among the...

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

Nancy Stubbs resigns from Durango School District 9-R board

Nancy Stubbs, who served six years on the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education, has resigned to deal with family issues after the accidental death of her grandson in October. “He was more...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mountain Middle School students take learning from classroom to stage

Henry Huff and Griffin Connolly learned how Jupiter’s rings formed, that the universe is 13.4 billion years old and the Earth is just a juvenile at 4.8 billion years old. Mountain Middle School’s ...

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

Mancos school construction in final phase

The campus-wide renovation project for the Mancos School District Re-6 is in its final stretch, with the bulk of the work remaining at the Performance Center. After almost two years of...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ignacio teacher wins award for work in alternative school program

IGNACIO – When students enter his classroom, David Quiroz, an Ignacio Middle School teacher, always asks if they’re getting enough sleep. It’s a simple question, but it’s the first step of Quiroz’s...

DATE: Feb. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado campuses sound alarm as leaders push cost cuts

One by one, the leaders of Colorado’s colleges and universities appeared before lawmakers to make a collective plea: Don’t neglect us – again. The state’s higher education institutions made clear...

DATE: Feb. 4, 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

Eight ideas state Republicans have about education this year

A school safety assessment for each district. A bonus for high-rated teachers. A scholarship for students who graduate high school early. And a tax credit for teachers who buy school supplies for...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Does La Plata County schools’ cyber surveillance go too far?

At a Bayfield school board meeting in December, three parents questioned how the district protects students. Weeks before, the Bayfield IT director, Bill Bishop, presented one method districts...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools, city of Cortez end the year with unresolved money problems

As 2019 wraps up and Cortez looks ahead to 2020, it’s with fiscal responsibility in mind so that operations can resume normally. And while finances may have overshadowed city meetings and...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis trustees approve new master’s program to license principals

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees voted Friday to approve an online degree program to license principals. The Master of Arts in Education: Principal Leadership degree is expected to start in...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Health System appoints COO of medical group

The Journal Southwest Health System recently announced that Kerri White-Singleton will be chief operations officer for Southwest Medical Group. She will oversee provider management, recruitment and...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

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