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Education

  • Students of the month - May 15, 2016
  • Autism and education: Flexibility helps student thrive

    By Davin Jurgensen

    The (Hanover) Evening Sun

    HANOVER, Pa. — Kaela Dutterer is a head banger.

    More than a year ago, her mother, Heidi Dutterer, received concerned calls from her teacher about this behavior in the classroom. Kaela, the teacher said, was repeatedly banging her head against a cement floor.

    The calls alarmed Dutterer — not just because she worried for her daughter’s safety, but because the calls, she felt, indicated that Kaela’s teacher couldn’t handle her.

  • Dear Teacher - May 15, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My kids are couch potatoes. I know everyone is pushing exercise. Do you have any ideas about how to get them up and moving? — Not Exercising

  • Dear Teacher - May 8, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My child has hit a roadblock in math since she was introduced to fractions. Do you know of any ways to help her? — Solution Needed

  • NMHU students showcase Seabury Fellowship projects

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Three New Mexico Highlands University media arts students each received $2,500 fellowships to develop independent multimedia projects, thanks to the Seabury Foundation and a full match from the Highlands Foundation.

    Patricia Chavez, Shane Flores and Andrew LaPointe were tapped for the 2015–1 6 Seabury Fellowships. They showcased their diverse projects at an awards presentation and reception April 29.

  • Students prepare for shoe art contest

    By Kristy Deer
    Daily Reporter

    NEW PALESTINE, Ind.  — Teenagers are all about wearing the latest custom shoes. They’ll even pay big bucks to purchase the hottest pair, but few in their wildest dreams would imagine they could help design them.

  • Dear Teacher - May 1, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I have a choice of my child attending a preschool program for a full or half-day. I think a full-day program would be too exhausting. What would the extra benefits be for attending a full-day program? — Considering

    Answer: There are absolutely no hard and fast rules about how many hours a child should spend at preschool. In fact, even the experts differ in the benefits of full-day vs. half-day programs. However, they do agree that attending a preschool program no matter the length of time is beneficial.

  • Chemist Brooks Maki named Highlands Professor of the Year

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University named organic chemistry professor Brooks Maki as Professor of the Year for 2015–16.

    Each spring an independent selection committee composed of students, faculty and staff reviews the nominations from students for Professor of the Year and selects a winner.

    A coalition of students nominated Maki for the award.

  • Luna accepting applications for summer Technology Academy

    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College announces the addition of an innovative program in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Department, the Technology Academy beginning this summer semester 2016. 

  • NMHU students, faculty, staff honored at leadership banquet

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University students, faculty and staff were honored for their outstanding leadership and other contributions to the university at the 18th Annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet held earlier this month.

    The Office of Campus Life directed by Margaret Gonzales organizes the event each year.

    “Leaders are individuals who know how to achieve goals and inspire others along the way,” Gonzales said. “By your leadership, you have made a difference at Highlands.”