• Nine graduate from program

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Nine Luna Community College dental assistant students took the Dental Assistants Pledge at a recent pinning ceremony in their honor.

    Brianna Abeyta, Dominique Archuleta, Gilbert Garcia, Sonya Gonzales, Vanessa Lucero, Alicia Maldonado, April Noche, Evette Ulibarri and Chelsea Visarraga are the official dental assisting graduating class of 2014.

  • In Brief - Education - Aug. 15, 2014

    The Associated Press

  • Prof to involve HU students in Palestinian research

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University students will have the opportunity to work on research about the feminization of higher education in Palestine, thanks to a partnership sociology professor Erika Derkas developed during a summer fellowship in the West Bank.

  • Four ways to save on dorm room essentials

    From StatePoint

    College tuition may be costly, but outfitting your collegiate student with dorm décor, apparel and everything to support a great academic year doesn’t have to be. With care, college students and their parents can make back-to-school preparations a wallet-friendly experience.

    The discount experts at Dollar General are offering some helpful advice for saving on all your dorm room essentials.

  • Tips to ensure a smooth transition to college

    From StatePoint

    The transition to college is an exciting time, full of anticipation for the next chapter of life. But with new opportunities come uncertainties, from financing an education to picking the right courses.

  • Exercise can help kids do better in school

    From StatePoint

    Physical activity may not be the first thing parents or teachers think about when they want to boost a child’s academic performance, but evidence supports the notion that a bit of exercise for the body is beneficial to the brain as well.

  • Fun do-it-yourself projects for back to school

    From StatePoint

    Back to school shopping can seem tedious and boring for some students. But you can help your young ones get motivated for a new school year by getting them more involved in the experience.

    After an extended vacation, going back to school and getting back into the  daily grind can seem stifling, but personalizing and accessorizing school supplies, lockers and work spaces can be a simple antidote.

    With that in mind, here are a few tips and DIY ideas to get kids pumped about the new school year:

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  • Harycki visits Germany to study education system

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Germany’s rigid school tracking system provides insight to the impact of how New Mexico schools treat children from different socioeconomic backgrounds, according to Highlands’ associate dean of education.

    When German students are in fourth grade, they are enrolled in one of three curriculum tracks: training for service work, college-bound middle level managers, or a higher-level college track for physicians to musicians, said Associate Dean Dave Braun y Harycki.

  • HU students’ work aid World Heritage Sites

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    Two Highlands University media arts students developed a logo, took still photographs, and created a tourism video to help promote Aztec Ruins, Chaco Canyon, and Mesa Verde, all World Heritage Sites.
    The ancestral Pueblo sites are in the Four Corners region at the intersection of New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah.
    Molly Enenbach, a media arts/biology junior, is an AmeriCorps intern based at Aztec Ruins National Monument this summer, along with media arts senior Craig Cassidy.