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Four ways to change Colorado’s school funding formula

The Colorado Sun Colorado’s 25-year-old school funding formula is one step closer to a makeover, but lawmakers are still pinning down exactly how changes might would impact the state’s 178 school...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Teaching climate change a tricky endeavor in politically charged world

At Durango’s schools, it’s up to students to decide whether climate change is real. “Naming climate change as a thing, you won’t see that anywhere stated explicitly,” said Leanne Garcia, director...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board talks track use, mill levy, more

The Mancos school board held its last meeting of 2019 on Monday, wrapping up the year with talks on the new district facilities, project-based learning initiatives, and more. It also marked the...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College re-examines its past

The symbolic heart of Fort Lewis College, the Clock Tower, presents a series of panels highlighting the school’s history – panels that have drawn scrutiny in recent years for seemingly glossing...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Does Fort Lewis College’s sexual harassment policy restrict free speech?

A study of more than 400 colleges released this week called into question Fort Lewis College’s sexual harassment policy, saying it restricts students’ right to free speech. FLC’s sexual harassment...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pleasant View Elementary receives Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award

Pleasant View Elementary School is one of nearly 100 elementaries in Colorado to earn the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award this year. Schools earn the award by demonstrating significant...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

School district, community respond to 4A’s failure

The Re-1 school district’s proposed tax increase failed this November, and the district is trying to figure out how to move forward in its push to attract and retain teachers. Ballot Measure 4A...

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

Dolores campus decision postponed

The future of the Dolores schools campus remains up in the air, although the deadline for a large state facilities grant is fast-approaching. The Dolores School District Re-4A is looking at either...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma-Cortez declares school board vacancy

The Montezuma-Cortez school board is currently one member down and is seeking candidates to fill the vacancy. The open seat comes after Kara Suckla decided not to seek reelection in the latest...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dragonfly Preschool schedules open house

The newly formed Mancos Valley Dragonfly Preschool is up and running, and families are invited to an open house at the site in a few weeks. The preschool broke ground in April last year to meet the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bridging a racial divide in Cortez schools

Overall test scores appear to be rising for Native American and non-Native students in Montezuma-Cortez schools, but work still remains to close gaps in performance and disciplinary action....

DATE: Nov. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lieutenant governor attends mental health listening session

A wide range of stakeholders gathered at the Montezuma-Cortez High School library late Friday afternoon to talk about mental health needs. The event was hosted by the Keystone Policy Center’s...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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