Mancos School District

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The small town of Mancos has never seen a violent attack on its school campus, but its school board members said during their Monday meeting that because of other attacks and school shootings recently, they want to be proactive.

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Wednesday marks the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year in Mancos. KSJD's Austin Cope sat down with Mancos School District superintendent Brian Hanson in his office on Tuesday afternoon.

It was the end of the day, and the district office halls were quiet before the start of school. They first talked about a discussion on campus security that had happened at Mancos School Board meeting on Monday night, then moved on to discuss the upcoming year.

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.

TRIO Education Assistance Programs

Aug 26, 2015

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.

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State-mandated testing in schools has become a burden on smaller schools as more and more time and resources are being required for test-taking. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Adam Priestly, Secondary Principal at the Mancos School District, and Mancos high school students Faith Asnicar, Bowen Strazza-Whalen, and Taryn Gordanier, about how excessive testing is impacting their school, and their Terminate Trivial Testing social media campaign.