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Education

  • Dear Teacher - Feb. 5, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I want to give my children a few books this holiday season. What is the best way to make wise choices? My children range from kindergarten to preteens. I want to avoid books with inappropriate content. — Need to Select Wisely

  • Utah elementary students raise trout in the classroom

    By Sean Dolan
    The Herald Journal

    LOGAN, Utah — Tiffany Kinder is one of several teachers throughout Cache Valley who are raising trout in their classrooms from egg to fingerling to teach kids about water quality, life cycles and the scientific method.

  • Prof helps invent temp-regulating mug

    The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA, Mo.  — A University of Missouri professor hopes his invention of a new mug that maintains the coffee’s temperature longer percolates into hot sales.

    Columbia professor Hongbin “Bill” Ma’s company, ThermAvant International, and the university have a patent pending for what’s called the Lexo mug, The Columbia Missourian reported.

  • Dear Teacher - Jan. 29, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler
    Question: We have put aside some money for our daughter’s college education. What are the steps to getting the help we need now that she is applying to colleges? — Financially Strapped

  • Students of the month - Jan. 22, 2017
  • Back to the books
  • Highlands to host free workshop for education leaders and counselors

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico high school and community college counselors along with education leaders will learn more about what Highlands University has to offer at a free workshop Feb. 1.

    The workshop will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Highlands main campus in Las Vegas in the Student Center, 800 National Ave.

  • Dear Teacher - Jan. 22, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler
    Question: Every so often one of my children will forget a lunch, assignment or permission slip. I find myself dashing off to bring the forgotten item to school. Is this the right way to handle occasional forgetfulness? — Forgotten

    Answer: At some schools, this is a moot issue, as they do not accept items for dropoff. When this is true, parents and students need to be aware of the policy. On the other hand, there is no solid agreement on whether forgotten items should be brought to school or not.

  • Students of the month - Jan. 15, 2017
  • Bilingual teachers needed in California

    By Amy Taxin
    The Associated Press

    LOS ANGELES — While Californians passed a ballot measure to bring back bilingual education in the upcoming school year, educators say a challenge to getting the programs started will be finding more bilingual teachers.

    Nearly two decades after banning most bilingual education, Californians voted in November to let schools restore it for both English learners and English speakers whose parents want them to learn Spanish, Mandarin and other languages to compete globally for jobs.