Education

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How one local teacher stuck it out and excelled

How do teachers captivate their students? Here, in the feature How I Teach, Chalkbeat asked educators how they approach their jobs. You can see other pieces in this series here .A few months after...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 hours 38 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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GED, English classes will be offered in Cortez and Mancos

The Journal The Durango Adult Education Center is partnering with schools in Montezuma County to provide GED and English as a Second Language classes in Cortez and Mancos starting Monday, Aug. 28....

DATE: July 25, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

SWCC plans informational sessions for prospective students

The Journal Southwest Colorado Community College will host informational sessions for prospective students on Aug. 7-8 at the SWCC campuses in Durango and Mancos. Participants will be given a...

DATE: July 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mancos school board chooses leader for bond committee

At a meeting on July 17, the Mancos board of education asked a longtime coach to lead a team of volunteers in getting the word out about a bond issue in the upcoming election. The school district...

DATE: July 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 25 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Protest of Betsy DeVos reignites debate on school choice

DENVER – Hundreds of Coloradans protested U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ visit in Denver on Wednesday, largely criticizing her stance on using tax dollars to fund private schools. DeVos is...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Bill would extend free access to America’s public lands for fourth-graders

DENVER – Lawmakers are hoping to take a successful program that gives free access to public lands to fourth-grade students and their families and turn it into a law. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton,...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Samantha Oxley, of Dolores, graduates from RIT

The Journal Samantha Oxley, of Dolores, graduated from RIT with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Some 3,500 undergraduate and graduate students received their degrees during RIT’s 132nd...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Native American Center director leaves behind a legacy of inclusivity

When Yvonne Bilinski came to direct the Native American Center at Fort Lewis College 11 years ago, it lacked sufficient funding, staff, programs and broad appeal. “Everybody I heard called it the...

DATE: July 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photo: Summer camp in Towaoc

DATE: July 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Dolores youths learn how to make sushi

Ever wonder how they make sushi rolls? Fifteen youths at the Dolores Public Library got to learn how Tuesday during a tutorial by Brandon Shubert, owner and chef of Stonefish Sushi and More in...

DATE: July 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Towaoc hosts Sky Vision program for Native youths

Journal Staff Writer A summer program for Native American youths will be offered July 10-14 from 9 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. at the Towaoc education building. The camp is free and open to children 8-14...

DATE: July 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Public Library presents “Build a Better World” summer programs

The Dolores Public Library invites youths to participate in “Build A Better World” this summer to provide reading programs, promote literacy and engage in science, technology, engineering, art and...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News