Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District

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Montezuma-Cortez High School has a new head coach for their football team. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Dave Wagner about the coaching experience he brings to the job, his thoughts on this year's Panther football team, and why he values creating responsible young men and connecting with community as part of his work.

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.

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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.

Wanted: Great Teachers

Mar 19, 2015
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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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.

Cortez Youth for Climate

Mar 2, 2015
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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

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.

The Impact of Students on Teachers

Nov 17, 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.

Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 School District

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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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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