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Forum on education funding draws a crowd in Mancos

More than 100 people from Southwest Colorado showed up in Mancos Saturday morning to advocate for more state educational funding – with a few legislative ears on hand. State Sen. Don Coram,...

DATE: March 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vaping sensors installed in Montezuma-Cortez schools

The vaping trend has hit home in rural Montezuma County, and schools have begun installing vaping sensors at Montezuma-Cortez middle and high schools and plan to expand educational programs....

DATE: Feb. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Most Colorado student teachers aren’t paid. Will lawmakers ease burden?

At one point during the 4½ 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 Hispanic...

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

Dolores school board tables calendar approval

The Dolores school board debated the school calendar at length Feb. 13, then tabled a decision until community input could be gathered. The board approved a three-year calendar last year , but it...

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

FLC looks for free online replacements for textbooks

Students at Fort Lewis College will increasingly benefit from open educational resources offered free online that replace often-costly textbooks with the assistance of a $31,000 grant from the...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Education

Behind closed doors: When it comes to seclusion and restraint, Colorado schools ‘are investigating themselves’

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Melanie Asmar on February 20, 2020 Nearly every day, Brenna Wann saw staff members take young students, sometimes kicking and screaming, to the “quiet room” of...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Agriculture

Kiwanis Club donates to alleviate lunch fund debt

The Kiwanis Club of Mesa Verde has joined businesses and individuals nationwide that have jumped in to help settle lunch fund debts. The local nonprofit recently donated $1,250 to the...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez students take the stage

Some brave teenage souls took the microphone at the Sunflower Theatre Wednesday night to share their thoughts, feelings and colorful reflections on life. It was the first Open Mic Night performed...

DATE: Feb. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos students explore social justice through art

Mancos High School students are calling attention to social justice in an upcoming exhibit at the end of the month. It’s part of the Mancos Creative District’s #weallbelong project, which aims to...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos students showcase museum exhibit

The Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum has a snazzy new multimedia exhibit – the joint handiwork of Mancos middle and high school students. As part of the project-based learning push...

DATE: Feb. 11, 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

La Plata County schools cram big education into tiny home construction

BAYFIELD – To some, tiny homes are an affordable alternative to traditional homeownership, or their compact structure offers a more sustainable lifestyle. To others, they are just a fad. But in...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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