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Education

  • Students of the month - Nov. 27, 2013
  • Highlands’ Shaw named biology scholar

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The American Society for Microbiology selected New Mexico Highlands biology professor Mary Shaw to participate in the Biology Scholars Program Assessment Residency.

    The National Science Foundation helps fund the Biology Scholars Program, a national leadership initiative to improve undergraduate biology education based on evidence of student learning.

  • In Brief - Education - Nov. 15, 2013

    The Associated Press

    Skandera vows to push law on 3rd-grade reading

    SANTA FE — New Mexico’s top education official says Gov. Susana Martinez won’t stop pushing for legislation to hold back third-graders who can’t read at grade level.
    Public Education secretary Hanna Skandera vowed that she and Martinez will be “back in full force” to push the proposal in 2014. The Legislature has rejected the plan for the past two years.

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  • Gurule wins scholarship

    Submitted to the Optic

    New Mexico Highlands University business management senior Daniela Gurule was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from MANA del Norte.

    MANA stands for Mexican-American Women’s National Association, a nonprofit that has worked since 1974 to empower Latinas through education, community service, leadership development and advocacy.

    Gurule, 33, is a Santa Fe native who has earned a 4.0 GPA at the Highlands Santa Fe Center. She also works full-time as the dual-credit specialist at Santa Fe Community College.

  • In Brief - Education - Nov. 8, 2013

    From The Associated Press

    Students top nation in scores
    BOSTON — Massachusetts fourth- and eighth-graders are leading the country in reading and math scores.
    Massachusetts ranked first in eighth-grade mathematics, and tied for first in fourth-grade reading, fourth-grade mathematics, and eighth-grade reading, according to the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress exam.
    On all four tests, Massachusetts students scored well above the national average.

  • Scores up, but not all news good

    By Kimberly Hefling
    AP Education Writer

    WASHINGTON — Today’s fourth and eighth graders are doing better than their predecessors in math and reading, but even with record scores, it’s too early to celebrate.

    The vast majority of the students still are not demonstrating solid academic performance in either subject, according to the 2013 Nation’s Report Card, which was released Thursday.

  • West students win contest

    Submitted to the Optic

    A group of west Las Vegas High School Students won best in show in the poster category and best of show in the high school category for their poster that advocated for Los Alamos National Laboratory to develop alternative pesticides that are non-toxic to honeybees as part of LANL’s 70th anniversary for its services to the nation.

    This competition asked students and their teachers in grades 2 to 12 to use the STEM method to develop ideas in order to solve everyday issues that LANL could later work on in the next 70 years.

  • Students discuss obesity, diabetes

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University exercise and sport sciences students presented projects on obesity and diabetes as part of a Binational Border Health Fair the university sponsored Oct. 8 to Oct. 9.