The San Juan School District in southeastern Utah received a grant for almost a million dollars from the U.S. Department of Education last month.

“It’s a lot of money,” said Lynnette Johnson, Student Support Services director for the San Juan School District. “It’s just a lot of money.”

Johnson helped write the grant, and says because the $986,570 from the Department of Education is supplemental to the district’s existing budget, it will help students even more.

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A new report finds encouraging news for many aspects of K-12 education in Southwest Colorado.

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Cortez’s Southwest Open School has received a $25,000 grant for being one of Colorado’s best-performing nonprofits.

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A Southwestern archaeologist and author who excelled at helping the public understand her field has died.

"Spokes and Shovels" at Southwest Open School

Sep 1, 2016
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Students at Southwest Open School just completed a class called "Spokes and Shovels" that incorporates outdoor education through mountain biking and trail maintenance, as well as civic engagement through public outreach. KSJD's Tom Yoder spoke with Ed Writner, the SWOS teacher who is leading the class, and Adam Yazzie, one of his students, about the ideas behind this unconventional class, and how students who are taking it are learning about the importance of civics.