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School district meetings drawing large crowds

October 3, 2013
The Roaring Fork School District is holding a series of community meetings to trade ideas on developing a roadmap for the future of education in the district. As KDNK's Ed Williams reports, the meetings are bringing in large crowds of parents.
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Administrators happy with RE-1 TCAP scores

August 16, 2013
The Colorado Department of Education released the state's latest standardized test scores for 2013 Wednesday. As KDNK's Ed Williams reports, administrators in the Roaring Fork School District say the overall results for their students were good. 

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New preschool busesito comes to the Roaring Fork Valley

July 8, 2013
A Carbondale-based mobile preschool program run by the Valley Settlement Project recently doubled in size, thanks to the donation of a school bus from the Roaring Fork School District. The bus was converted into a mobile classroom a few weeks ago, and has been cruising 12 low-income neighborhoods in Glenwood Springs and Carbondale, educating about 45 children along the way. KDNK's Nelson Harvey hopped on recently to see if he could learn a thing or two.
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RFHS principal looking for help funding in-school clinician

June 26, 2013
On Tuesday night, Carbondale trustees agreed to contribute 10,000 dollars towards an in-school clinician for Roaring Fork High School. According to principal Drew Adams, the position is needed at Roaring Fork for several reasons, and he looking for help covering the 30,000 dollars needed to make it happen. KDNK’s Eric Skalac caught up with Adams after the meeting to find out more about why the position is needed in his--and in any--high school.
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CMC president responds to bill that would limit community college offerings in Colorado

March 13, 2013
Earlier this month, presidents from seven state universities and colleges, including Mesa State in Grand Junction, voiced opposition to a new bill that, if passed, would allow community colleges to offer a limited amount of four-year degrees. Colorado Mountain College already offers two four-year degrees and has plans for two more. KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh spoke to CMC interim president Dr. Charles Dassance to find out how the bill could affect CMC.
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CMC Supports Colorado ASSET Bill

February 5, 2013
At a meeting late last week, the Colorado Mountain College board of trustees voted to support the Colorado Asset Bill. The bill is being discussed by state lawmakers, and if passed, would allow some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities, like CMC.

KDNK's Eric Skalac spoke to CMC Senior Vice-President Jill Boyle to find out why the board voted to support the bill.
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Fiscal Cliff Fallout Could Reach Public Schools

December 17, 2012
Lawmakers in Washington have just two weeks to avoid some $600 billion in tax hikes and federal budget cuts. And as the stalemate between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner drags on, residents here are bracing for the fiscal cliff fallout that could start to reach us in January. KDNK's Ed Williams reports on what federal budget cuts could mean for local schools.
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Local educators featured on Teacher Wall

October 10, 2012

KDNK participated in sharing teacher's stories on a Teacher's Wall presented by the American Graduate program. Click the link to watch four of the videos.

Banned Books Week in Garfield County

October 4, 2012
The Garfield County Public Library District and the Roaring Fork School District are thinking about censorship this week. KDNK's Amy Hadden marsh has this report about the local take on National Banned Books Week.
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RE-1 Update with Interim Superintendent Diana Sirko

October 3, 2012
Earlier this year, former Aspen Public School superintendent Diana Sirko was selected as the interim superintendent for the RE-1 school district. Sirko took the job after superintendent Rob Stein stepped down from the position in July.

KDNK's Amy Hadden Marsh recently spoke with Sirko to get an update on her tenure as superintendent.
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