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Liberty School shows off new digs in west Durango

The Liberty School students and staff moved into a permanent home this semester after operating in five different buildings over the last 11 years. The private school ’s new building in west...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Durango school board backs statewide tax hike for education

The Durango school board voted 4-0 to endorse passage of a ballot measure that will increase state taxes $1.6 billion annually to fund preschool through high school education across Colorado....

DATE: Sept. 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Southwest Open School receives $4,000 STEM grant

The Journal Southwest Open School announced Wednesday that it has received a $4,000 STEM grant from the Toshiba America Foundation to support the school’s computer build-out project. The project...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Enrollment numbers are in, and Fort Lewis College is pleased

Enrollment for fall 2018 at Fort Lewis College came in at 3,317 students, which is two students fewer than fall 2017 – a number the school sees as stabilization after several years of larger...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

CMS band seeks musical instrument donations

The Cortez Middle School band is “bursting at the seams” and is looking for donors to help equip the 70 sixth-graders enrolled in Beginning Band. CMS band director Andrew Campo said a third of the...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado reconsiders its formula for rating schools

The vast majority of Colorado schools and districts get a passing score from state regulators who track their performance. Yet, fewer than half of Colorado third-graders meet state expectations in...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board discusses school project, policy

The Mancos School District RE-6 board discussed a wide array of construction and policy issues at its meeting Monday night. Not surprisingly, the school’s $25 million expansion project took center...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Elementary test scores rebound dramatically

Significant improvement in 2018 state test scores has removed Dolores Elementary School from a Colorado watch list, school officials reported last week. And overall, the Dolores School District...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lenneta Shull appointed to Dolores school board

After re-enacting a discussion previously held in an illegal executive session, the Dolores RE-4A School Board again appointed Lenneta Shull to fill a vacant board seat during their regular meeting...

DATE: Sept. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mistake nullifies Dolores school board appointment

An improper executive session held by the Dolores RE-4A School Board has nullified a board appointment, reports Superintendent Phil Kasper. The mistake came after interviews of several candidates...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Third of New Mexico teachers get highest ratings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The number of high-performing public school teachers in New Mexico has increased, according to results from annual evaluations released Monday by the state Public Education...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

Fort Lewis College’s new president launches a listening tour

Tom Stritikus is beginning his tenure as president of Fort Lewis College playing to a strength: listening. Stritikus is in the middle of a listening tour during his first weeks on campus. He...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Education

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