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Education

  • Education topics face Congress

    By Philip Elliott
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — From pre-kindergarten to No Child Left Behind, from broadband-wired schools to college loans, students in every age group are suddenly finding the spotlight on Capitol Hill.

    After months of relative neglect, education issues are getting the attention of lawmakers from both parties — as well as President Barack Obama — just as the school year is ending and, for many college students, the cost of education is about to go up.

  • Mora graduates - Mora seniors bid farewell

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    The Mora High School seniors held their graduation in late May.

  • Armijo students of the month
  • Union Elementary Honor Roll

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  • Students win scholarships

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Four New Mexico Highlands University business students received scholarships from Bloomberg Businessweek for writing outstanding business case studies.

    The scholarships were funded through Bloomberg Businessweek’s B-School Connection Program with a match from the Highlands University Foundation.  

    Elena Martínez, a dual-credit student from Las Vegas, won the $600 gold scholarship.

  • Garcia wins top spot for research

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands biology student Marcus García won first place for his research at the Western Alliance to Expand Student Opportunities annual conference in Tempe, Ariz.
    García, a 24-year-old Las Vegas native, will graduate Saturday with a bachelor’s degree in biology and a minor in chemistry.

  • In Brief - Education - May 10, 2013

    From The Associated Press

    Compacts in the works for schools

    SANTA FE — Santa Fe’s public school system is moving to set new performance goals and transparency standards and for its four charter schools, a move that’s surprised some of the schools’ operators.
    The planned compacts would be customized for each school and be used in the process of renewing charters for the schools in 2015.

  • LCC’s Ridgeway named scholar

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    Rachel Ridgeway, a student at Luna Community College, has been named a 2013 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Silver Scholar. The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation sponsors the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team program by recognizing 50 Gold, 50 Silver and 50 Bronze Scholars, and providing nearly $200,000 in scholarships annually. Each Silver Scholar receives a $1,250 scholarship and a special medallion.

  • Local connection - Several area students awarded prestigious LANL scholarships

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    Eight San Miguel County students have won scholarships from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Employees’ Scholarship Fund. The fund awarded $411,500 to 73 students in Northern New Mexico to realize their dreams of attending college.

    Winning $10,000 awards:

  • In Brief - Education - May 3, 2013

    The Associated Press