Fort Lewis College builds foundation for enrollment growth

Fort Lewis College President Tom Stritikus this week welcomed thousands of students back to a campus with a renewed vision for growth after years of declining enrollment. Stritikus started last...

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

Schools house teachers as recruitment, compensation tools

As a teacher shortage persists statewide, La Plata County school districts are grappling with high housing costs and low teacher salaries, which can make filling positions challenging. Across the...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four local schools hit highest state accreditations

This week, the Colorado Department of Education released preliminary accreditations for schools across the state, and four Cortez campuses have achieved the highest accreditation plan rating. This...

DATE: Aug. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos construction progresses; sites open for students

After a summer of construction work, the Mancos football field, elementary school and historic gym are very close to being completed. Owner’s representative Monty Guiles said there are still minor...

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

Mancos talks concurrent enrollment with PCC dean

The Mancos School District Re-6 hopes to improve its working relationship with Pueblo Community College and smooth the concurrent enrollment process for district students. The first Mancos school...

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

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

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