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The Durango School District 9-R is seeking to leave the San Juan Board of Cooperative Educational Services, or BOCES.

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The Fish Bowl is a monthly interview program on KSJD that features the voices, thoughts, and opinions of youth in our communities. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with David Gonzalez-Overton, a recent graduate of Montezuma-Cortez High School, about this pivotal time in his life, what he is looking forward to, and what challenges lie ahead.

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The same five students from Kemper Elementary School in Cortez who traveled to the White House in April for a spring planting returned Monday to reap the fruits of their labor.


The Importance Of Getting Kids Into The Outdoors

May 17, 2016
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More than ever, kids are spending more time indoors, many times on digital devices or playing video games. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Jon Leibowitz, Executive Director of the Montezuma Land Conservancy, about why this could have a negative impact on the future of our society, and how the Montezuma Land Conservancy is working to get kids outdoors to help them connect with the landscape and develop their sense of place.

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Students from Kemper Elementary School recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to help First Lady Michelle Obama plant a garden at the White House. Big Fat Farm Show host Kellie Pettyjohn talked with Danyel Mezzanato of the Montezuma School To Farm Project and one of the Kemper Elementary School students about how this opportunity came to be, and what the students got to experience on this journey.

30 Years at Southwest Open School

May 3, 2016
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For 30 years, Southwest Open School in Cortez has provided an alternative education for many students. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Steve Sloan and Uriah Hubbard, board members at the school, about their experiences at the school, why SWOS continues to be a vital option for educating students in Cortez, and what will be happened at their anniversary celebration on Friday.

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In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, host Kellie Pettyjohn talks with Candice Wood about her involvement in a farm incubator program at the Old Fort Lewis for beginning farmers in the Four Corners region that provides support services and helps new farmers develop the skills necessary to succeed.

  • Teacher salaries and retention remain a concern for the Montezuma-Cortez School District, but the picture looks better for the coming year.
  • Montezuma-Cortez School Board agreed to put $22,000 for the Montezuma School to Farm Project into next year’s proposed budget.

Montezuma School To Farm Project

The Montezuma School to Farm Project continues to help local kids learn about food, food systems, and the importance of a healthy diet. KSJD's Tom Yoder talked with Christine Foote, Program Coordinator for the Montezuma School To Farm Project, about the latest initiatives they are bringing to area schools, and what to expect at their annual Spring Hoedown event on Saturday night.

Teen Perspectives on Standardized Testing

Apr 21, 2016
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The Fish Bowl is KSJD's monthly conversation that features the voices, thoughts, and opinions of youth in our communities on topics that matter to them. In this episode, KSJD's Tom Yoder sat down with Faith Asnicar, a junior at Mancos High School, and Sam Bagge, a junior at Montezuma-Cortez High School, about how the number of standardized tests they are required to take has increased throughout their time as students, and the impact these tests have had on their education.

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