education

Chalkbeat Colorado

In this episode of Pandora's Box, host Joanie Trussel talks with Shamai Buckel, a founding member of the Kiva Montessori Charter School in Cortez, and Laurie Hall of The Farm Bistro restaurant about their collaboration to feed Kiva students fresh, local foods at lunch time, and the impact it has on children's health and well-being.

Montezuma-Cortez Re-1 School District

Colorado Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia is currently on a state-wide bus tour to address the issue of early childhood literacy. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Lt. Governor Joe Garcia and Sheryl Shushan with the Colorado Early Childhood Leadership Commission about their visit in Cortez, what they have been hearing from the public on their road trip, and priorities for children and education in Colorado.

The Colorado Kids Count Report

Sep 24, 2015

Since its first release 22 years ago, Colorado Kids Count has become the most trusted source for information on Colorado children. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Vangi McCoy, Coordinator for the Montelores Early Childhood Council, and Sarah Hughes, Research Director for the Colorado Children's Campaign, about what data the Kids Count program looks at, and what it tells us about the health and well-being of our kids.

  • Area school administrators dismayed about Colorado Supreme Court ruling on "negative factor" school funding.
  • Citizens propose new rules for outdoor events to Montezuma County Commissioners.


Cortez Journal

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Southwest Open School (SWOS) teacher Casey Simpson and Conor Russell, a student at SWOS, about the school garden that they have installed at the school, how they have incorporated permaculture principles into the garden, and how it enhances education for the students at SWOS.

  • Dolores Re-4A School District has lost millions in funding as a result of a state legislative measure.
  • Dolores County School District seeking some budgetary help from voters in November.
  • Colorado Department of Transportation and State Patrol launch fall DUI crackdown.


TRIO Education Assistance Programs

Aug 26, 2015
TRIO

TRIO education assistance programs are designed to identify and provide services for students from disadvantaged backgrounds who want to go to college. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Wendy Javier and Marya Corrigan about TRIO programs they administer in local schools that assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and those with disabilities to gain a higher education.

USDA Farm To School / Creative Commons

In this episode of the Big Fat Farm Show, KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Bob Gorman with the USDA Farm To School Program, and Jim Dyer, Colorado State Lead for the National Farm To School Network, about how these programs are working to teach our children about food and nutrition across the country.

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A career in law enforcement can be exciting and rewarding, while also helping to maintaining public safety. KSJD's Sarah Syverson talks with Southwest Colorado Community College Law Enforcement Academy Director Anita Seamons and Shannon Livick, Assistant to the Dean at Southwest Colorado Community College, about what a job in law enforcement can look like, and programs the school is offering for those who may be interested in pursuing one of these careers.

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Getting youth involved in local organizations helps them to become valued and essential members of our communities. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Meggie Curtis, Youth Programming Coordinator at the School Community Youth Collaborative, and Jasmine Stroud, a senior at Lighthouse Christian Academy and a member of the Cortez Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Board, about new ways that local businesses and organizations can connect with young people to help them build healthy relationships within their communities and prepare them for life as adults.

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