Durango 9-R test scores show low growth among middle school students

Durango School District 9-R’s state test scores were a mix of strong academic growth and some points of concern, particularly among middle school students. “We had points to celebrate. We had...

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

Montezuma-Cortez HR director Porter retires from education

After over two decades with the Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1, Dan Porter is retiring from education. The assistant superintendent and human resources director said his departure from the...

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

Ignacio, Bayfield schools focus on improvement after state testing

The Colorado Department of Education has released spring testing results, prompting the Ignacio and Bayfield school districts to focus on improving student growth during the coming school year. ...

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

Cortez, Dolores students show improvement in state tests

Students in Cortez and Dolores showed overall improvement in standardized testing in the past school year, according to the Colorado Department of Education. Results for the Colorado Measures of...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango School District embarks on mission to improve student achievement

Thousands of students returned to school Tuesday in Durango pumped with nervous energy and excitement. First-year fifth grade teacher Katie Ames expected to roll with the chaos on the first day at...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Planning underway for Dolores school campus renovations

The Dolores School District Re-4 plans to revamp their campus, and are working to finalize a Master Plan to help secure state funding. Architecture firm Humphries Poli Architects has been awarded a...

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

CU president touts closer ties with Fort Lewis College

Ties between Fort Lewis College and the University of Colorado might grow tighter as the schools examine partnerships on everything from degree programs to routine purchases of new computers....

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

Durango School District security prepares for worst-case scenario

Law enforcement officers pressed plastic guns to the backs of Durango School District 9-R security specialists in a school gym Wednesday, giving them a chance to practice taking weapons from an...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Education

Kiva Montessori School raises its flag

Assisted by the Cortez Fire Department, the Children’s Kiva Montessori School officially hung up its flag at noon Aug. 2. School officials said it was a monumental moment for the charter, which has...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Re-1 upgrades school security

The Montezuma-Cortez School District Re-1 is rolling out security upgrades for the coming school year. The upgrades come after the district applied for and received two state grants totaling about...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Towaoc education leaders hope to open charter

Ute Mountain Ute educators are looking to open a charter school in Towaoc. The school would emphasize a “different” type of learning along with incorporating language and culture into its...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three area high schools rank among state’s top 100

In a U.S. News & World Report ranking of Colorado’s best public high schools, Durango High School came in 66th and Bayfield High School was 79th, based on factors such as test scores and...

DATE: July 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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