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Most Colorado student teachers aren’t paid. 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. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CMS hopes for new playground

Montezuma-Cortez Middle School students may have a new playground coming this summer. A group of students, teachers, and city of Cortez staff members have been working on the design since last...

DATE: Jan. 14, 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

Learning project takes Dolores into valley’s past

Dolores third graders took a walk back in time a few weeks ago for their annual living history museum. This was the fifth or sixth year the event has happened, said teacher Angela Lowe. Students...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | 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

Law enforcement cadets graduate PCC in Cortez

After 18 weeks of intense training and studies, the 16 cadets in the Pueblo Community College law enforcement academy walked across the stage as graduates Saturday afternoon, in a ceremony filled...

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

Photos: Kemper Elementary singers

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

Shop with the cops

The toy aisles of Walmart were crowded with law enforcement of all sorts Saturday morning for the annual Shop with the Cops event. The event is sponsored by the Montezuma-Cortez High School...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gun discovered in Montezuma-Cortez High School locker

A Montezuma-Cortez High School student brought a gun to school Tuesday, according to a letter sent by school district officials later that night. District staff members and Cortez police officials...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pueblo Community College nursing program holds graduation

It was not an easy road for many students in the LPN-to-RN program at Pueblo Community College, but when they walked across the stage Friday evening for their pinning ceremony, it was with heads...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school district delays decision on construction funding

The Dolores school board voted Thursday night to forgo applying for the Building Excellent Schools Today grant this winter, giving the district more time to decide about the future of its school...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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