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Education

  • Dear Teacher - Sept. 6

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler
    Question: The new school year has started. In the past, I have always been involved in my children’s education by communicating with their teachers, attending parent-teacher meetings, being a room mother, going to school events, visiting their classrooms and so on. Is there anything else parents should do to be involved in their children’s education? — Wondering

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  • Dear Teacher - Aug. 28

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My children always pass the vision screening at school. Beyond this, are there any signs of possible vision problems that I should be looking for? — Seeing

    Answer: Vision plays an extremely important role in childhood development academically, socially and athletically, according to Dr. Kara M. Cavuoto of the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She encourages parents to take advantage of any vision screening opportunities that may be available to them.

  • President wants better behavior from athletes

    By Michael Martot
    AP Sports Writer

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind — Indiana University President Michael McRobbie sent a tough message to the athletic department this week: It’s time for Hoosier athletes to shape up or they may be on their way out.

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  • Dear Teacher - Aug. 14

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I want to start applying to colleges. Is it possible to get applications to most colleges now? — Eager to Start

  • Textbook purchases in question

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court heard arguments over the state’s practice of buying textbooks for private and religious schools, which critics said has robbed public schools of nearly $2 million a year.

    Those who sued the state Public Education Department and its Cabinet secretary, Hanna Skandera, argued Wednesday that the use of public funds to buy textbooks for private schools violates the state constitution, reported The Santa Fe New Mexican.

  • Youths attend leadership skills training in Colorado

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    High School students from Northern New Mexico developed leadership skills at a National Hispanic Institute training program in Colorado, thanks to Highlands University.

    The 10 high-achieving students participated in the eight-day NHI Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session at Colorado State University- Fort Collins.

  • Students learning about wireless technology

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Roel Portillo and James Leger each gave a demonstration about wireless technology. The two Luna Community College electronic students are proving that scientist Nikola Tesla’s technology actually works, said Luna Community College Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) instructor Sequoia Romero.

  • Camp provides hands-on experience to students

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Eighth grade girls from around New Mexico gained hands-on science knowledge from Highlands University women faculty at an AAUW Tech Trek Camp aimed at building confidence and stimulating interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields.

    The American Association of University Women New Mexico sponsored the camp last week in collaboration with Highlands University.

    Forestry professor Sara Brown taught two workshops during Tech Trek titled, Wildfire Science: It’s Hot!