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Colorado commission seeks increase in STEM degrees

The Colorado Commission on Higher Education announced on Tuesday its master plan, “Colorado Rises: Advancing Education and Talent Development,” as a call to action to increase education levels...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores school board race gets competitive

Seven candidates are running for two open seats on the Dolores School Board. They are Eugene Reininger III, Lisa Holz, Jerry Whited, Sandra Corbitt, Casey McClellan, Rebecca Frasier and Kay Phelps....

DATE: Sept. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Southwest Community College plans free construction class

A free Construction Skills Training course will run Sept. 18 through Oct. 6 at Southwest Colorado Community College. The Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative is funding the class, but...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

SWOS Gallery Day spotlights student learning

The Southwest Open School opened its doors at a Gallery Day on Sept. 7, giving students a chance to demonstrate what they are learning to teachers, parents and peers. These events are important to...

DATE: Sept. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Free lecture series to return to Fort Lewis College

The Life-Long Learning lecture series at Fort Lewis College is preparing to begin. The free series is co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the Professional Associates of Fort Lewis...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez announces district is almost ‘off the clock’

Superintendent Lori Haukeness announced Wednesday that the Montezuma-Cortez district is close to moving off the accreditation accountability clock after an estimated overall 6-point improvement....

DATE: Sept. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado to study open source materials to lower textbook costs

A statewide council is looking at how to increase the use of open educational resource materials in colleges to address the high cost of textbooks. The council plans to create a digital repository...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez surpasses English SAT benchmark

Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 District students fell short of the state’s average English SAT score of 513.4, coming in at an average of 490.5. Students taking the PSAT left a slightly larger margin in...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

State considers using free resources instead of school textbooks

The Journal To address the cost of college textbooks, a Colorado Senate bill has established a council to evaluate the use of academic materials by colleges in the state. Gov. John Hickenlooper...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Officials hope these three ideas will reverse Colorado's teacher shortage

Originally posted on Chalkbeat by Nic Garcia on August 23, 2017Colorado education leaders are zeroing in on three broad ways to curb the state’s teacher shortage: increasing compensation,...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Education

Phase 2 of high school demolition awaits state OK

The Montezuma-Cortez school district has completed phase 1 of demolishing the retired high school, and is awaiting state approval to begin phase 2, according to an update from a district...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Infants and toddlers get early schooling

With the opening of a new infant and toddler center, the Dolores school district now serves students between the ages of 6 weeks and 3 years old. “It’s amazing, we are so excited to offer this for...

DATE: Aug. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News