Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District

KSJD Interviews
10:13 am
Thu April 16, 2015

A Conversation With Montezuma-Cortez School District Superintendent Alex Carter

Classroom in Plains Highs School Museum, where President Jimmy Carter went to high school.
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Administration of a public school system provides a perspective into education that can reveal important issues. KSJD's newest interview host Dave Hart talks with Montezuma-Cortez School Superintendent Alex Carter about why a shortage of teachers could be a crisis in coming years, how poverty is affecting education in America, and opportunities that the new MCHS high school will bring to students.

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KSJD Interviews
10:00 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Wanted: Great Teachers

Credit University of Central Arkansas

High turnover rates for teachers has created inconsistent and inefficient teaching situations in our schools. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dolores Schools Superintendent Scott Cooper and Jeb Holt from the Boettcher Teacher Residency Program, which is working to help schools by recruiting, preparing, and retaining high-quality teachers across Colorado.

More on the Boettcher Teacher Residency Program here: www.boettcherteachers.org

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KSJD Interviews
9:21 am
Mon March 16, 2015

Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama Department's Production of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"

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The Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama Department is getting ready to bring their production of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" to the stage in Cortez. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with David Gonzalez-Overton, Kaleb Burris, and Kourtney Partington of the Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama Club, and their theater director Nicholaus Sandner, about how they are preparing for their roles, and about some of the challenges involved with creating the sets and props for this unusual stage production.

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KSJD Interviews
11:41 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Cortez Youth for Climate

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Climate change is an issue that many people are thinking about these days, and how it will affect the future of our society and economy. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Montezuma-Cortez High School students Sam Allsup and Blair Rice from Cortez Youth for Climate about their views on climate change, and how they are working to educate local elementary school students and the community about climate change.

Find the Cortez Youth For Climate Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/CortezYouthClimate

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The Zine
9:17 am
Thu January 22, 2015

The Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama Department

Credit Sam Green / Cortez Journal

Theater and drama are fun and important aspects of education in the arts, building confidence and communication skills. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with students David Gonzalez-Overton, Kaylee Brinkerhoff, and Madison Nielson of the Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama Club, and their theater director Nicholaus Sandner, about "Rabbit Hole", the current theater production they are working on, and how participation in drama impacts their lives.

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The Zine
10:15 am
Mon November 17, 2014

The Impact of Students on Teachers

Matt Keefauver giving his keynote address at the ECET2 Conference on October 25th, 2014

The relationship between teachers and students is typically discussed in terms of how teachers impact their students. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Cortez Middle School teacher Matt Keefauver about his recent keynote address at the Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers Conference about how students affect their teachers, and why it matters to the rest of us.

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The Zine
9:18 am
Wed August 27, 2014

A New Start At The Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District

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School is underway and teachers and school administrators in the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District are again facing the challenges and opportunities of a new school year. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District Superintendent Alex Carter about what the district is doing to keep test scores up and teachers motivated, and how construction is progressing at their new high school.

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Talking Heads
1:57 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Talking Heads - August 13th, 2014

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss the shortage of teachers affecting schools in the Four Corners area.

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Talking Heads
10:39 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Talking Heads - July 9th, 2014

In this episode of Talking Heads, KSJD's Jeff Pope and Gail Binkly of the Four Corners Free Press discuss the latest moves by the Montezuma County Commission on the Dolores River Valley Plan, and talk with Tim Lanier and Jack Schuenemeyer from the Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School Board about priorities and budget considerations for the coming school year.

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The Zine
11:56 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 Schools

The Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District has formulated an improvement plan to address performance problems recently highlighted by the Colorado accreditation scores. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with RE-1 Superintendent Alex Carter about the plan for improvement in the district, and what it means for students, parents, and the community.

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