education

  • Montezuma-Cortez School District Superintendent Alex Carter is leaving to take a position with the non-profit Colorado Education Initiative.
  • Utah Attorney General's Office confirms it is conducting a criminal investigation involving San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman.


The Four Corners School of Outdoor Education

Jan 15, 2016
Four Corners School of Outdoor Education

The Four Corners School of Outdoor Education seeks to create lifelong learning experiences about the Colorado Plateau for people of all ages and backgrounds. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Janet Ross, Founder and Executive Director of the school, about their new Canyon Country Discovery Center in southeast Utah and the education, adventure, and conservation programs that they offer.

Southwest Colorado Community College

In this episode of Conversations With Dave, host Dave Hart talks with Tonya Nelson, the new Executive Dean at Southwest Colorado Community College, about her path into the position and how the school is serving the community through a variety of programs.

In this edition of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss politics in southeast Utah, including the latest investigation into possible criminal conduct by San Juan County Commissioner Phil Lyman, and the thorny issue of political district redistricting in San Juan County.

  • A 15-year effort to build a campus for the Four Corners School for Outdoor Education is coming to fruition in Monticello, Utah.
  • Coalition of New Mexico environmentalists collects 25,000 comments in support of proposed methane gas emission regulations.


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Computer technology has become an integral part of our lives, but with the rapid changes in personal devices, it can be hard to keep up. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lee Hallberg and Dana Petersen from the Mancos Public Library about how they are helping the community to better understand the latest in personal computing devices, while also celebrating "maker" culture through traditional arts and crafts.

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Young people have strong opinions and ideas about what is happening in our local communities.  On this morning's interview, we hear from two swim team members who have been deeply affected by  recent departure of the Montezuma-Cortez High School swim team coach.

Funding Education in the Dolores School District

Oct 15, 2015

Education funding in Colorado continues to face challenges that communities must address at the local level to maintain school budgets. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dolores Schools Superintendent Scott Cooper about what is at stake in the Dolores School District with mill levy funding that is set to expire if voters don't renew it in November, and how this ballot initiative highlights the challenges of school funding in Colorado.

In this episode, a Master Leasing Plan concerning oil and gas development in Montezuma and La Plata Counties has been proposed by the Bureau of Land Management. KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press look at Montezuma County's varied responses to the proposal.  Also, Colorado funding for education--already near the bottom nationally in per pupil support--may be getting worse.  And, will marijuana revenue backfill funds lost to the State through the Negative Factor formula or are schools on their own?

30 Years at Southwest Open School

Oct 12, 2015
Cortez Journal

Southwest Open School, commonly known as SWOS, has served students in Cortez for 30 years.  KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jennifer Chappelle, the Director of SWOS, and Richard Fulton, a former Director at SWOS who is now the Director of the Teacher Education Department at Fort Lewis College, about the ideas that started the school, how Southwest Open School has changed over the years, and what the future holds for this alternative high school.

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