Dec 30 2016
An Invigorated Fort Lewis College Commits to STEM-Focused Education
In January 2017, students at Fort Lewis College (FLC) will for the first time enter the brand new Geosciences, Physics and Engineering Hall (GPE). The building is the culmination of a massive infrastructure investment that began 21 years ago. This extraordinary new facility highlights FLC’s interest…
Oct 11 2016
Back in 1990 when I was a student teacher at Durango High School, the Internet didn’t yet exist and a flip-phone was purely Star Trek fodder. Now, the flip-phone is old school and most us carry around in our pocket a computer far more powerful and sophisticated than all of the computers used during the…
Oct 08 2016
Guest Opinion Post by Dave Farkas
As an educator at a PBL/EL charter school, we’re trying everything we can do to motivate our kids and present a unique and interesting approach to engage our students. We’re also always trying to engage our students with a different approach to relationship building, mentoring, and discourse.
I think the key…
Oct 05 2016
I’m an ardent proponent for educational choice. I believe in supporting and promoting diverse educational venues where parents and students can opt for excellence via educational pathways that best meet the unique needs of each individual student. In my experience, ‘one size fits all’ rarely benefits ‘all’.
Durango is fortunate to have developed a variety of…
Aug 18 2016
When the mayor of America’s largest city is ecstatic that 38 percent of New York City students passed the Common Core test for English, we have a problem. From a different perspective, 62 percent of NYC students failed the English competency exam. And Mayor DeBlasio considered those results a success?
Mr. DeBlasio’s reaction to the Common…