Teaching and learning

Teacher shortage in Colorado reaches critical condition

DENVER –Public school teachers are in high demand in Colorado, but efforts to increase their numbers have so far fallen short by about 1,000 a year.And the overall decline in salaries, when...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

M-CHS grad launches Air Force JROTC vision

A retired U.S. Air Force colonel is hopeful that a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) can take flight again at the Montezuma-Cortez High School. Michael Pasquin floated the idea to...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools promise academic gains

When can the community expect to see notable academic gains at Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 elementary schools? That was the question posed to Superintendent Alex Carter after his update on a University...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Archaeology course returns to new M-CHS

Ancient ruins at the new Montezuma-Cortez High School could provide rare teaching opportunities once an archaeology class returns to the curriculum this school year. “How many schools have an...

DATE: Aug. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

A gap in early childhood

It’s the first day of school. A toddler wails and tears roll down his cheeks. He refuses to release his mother’s hand. That anxiety, also felt by the mother, creates stress, which can hinder the...

DATE: July 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Education

Re-1 schools unveil improvement plans

The classroom teacher is the single most significant contributor to student achievement. Teachers have a greater impact than parents, peers, schools, and even poverty. That’s the mindset of Eric...

DATE: April 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Graduate course will be available to local teachers

A longtime educator in the area is bringing an Adams State University graduate course for teachers to the county this summer. Barbara Rousseau is offering “Transformative Teaching”, a three-credit...

DATE: April 11, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Graduation rate at 88 percent

In the Mancos High School 2013 graduating class, 22 out of 25 students graduated on time, according to state data that was released in January. The state will grade the school district for...

DATE: Feb. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: MT - News

Elementary school headed to pop tab title

Dolores Elementary School is on track to be the largest pop tab donor to the Ronald McDonald House of Southern Colorado this year. "The kids just really went with it," said Michelle Chaffee a...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Author tells of lessons in education

Barbara Rousseau, a local Mancos author, has written a new book that chronicles lessons from a career path in education that led her from administrative roles to teaching in Thailand and the...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: MT - Living

Dolores Elementary surges forward in fall

Dolores Elementary School is off to a great start this year. Our students continue to grow academically and socially. The fall NWEA testing cycle is complete, and our results exceeded those from...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: DS - Columnists