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Education

  • Computer glitches derail school tests

    By Tom Coyne and Tom LoBianco
    The Associated Press
    INDIANAPOLIS — School districts across several states are rescheduling high-stakes tests that judge student proficiency and even determine teachers’ pay because of technical problems involving the test administrators’ computer systems.
    Thousands of students in Indiana, Oklahoma and Minnesota have been kicked offline while taking tests in recent weeks, postponing the testing schools planned for months and raising concerns about whether the glitches will affect scores.

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  • Maestas wins top NMSU spot

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    David Maestas, a 2009 graduate of West Las Vegas High School and former resident of Las Vegas, was recently elected president of the Associated Students of New Mexico State University, the student government of New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.

  • Students recognized at banquet

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    New Mexico Highlands University honored numerous outstanding students and faculty at the 15th annual Student Leadership Recognition Banquet April 3.
    The Office of Campus life organizes the event each year.
    Margaret Gonzales, director of campus life said, “the Student Leadership Banquet is a great opportunity to recognize students, clubs, faculty and staff for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the university.”

    Student of the Year

  • Outstanding students at Union

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    Union Elementary Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll
    Ms. Lujan — Second Grade:
    A-Honor Roll:  Jose Griego
    B-Honor Roll:  Eloy Aragon, Klahree Gallegos, Leann Gallegos, Justine Garza, Jordan Martinez, Jacelyn Morgan, Anjoli Romero, Romayne Sandoval, Elijah Torres-Salazar, Jordyn Zaldivar
    Perfect Attendance:  Jose Griego
    Outstanding Character:  Justine Garza
    Ms. Conway — Third Grade:
    A-Honor Roll:  Jayden Herrera

  • Luna offering program for high school students

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    Luna Community College will again offer an enhanced college credit summer program for upcoming classified high school juniors and seniors.

    For several years, Luna Community College has offered the Student Academic Advancement Institute. This year, it will run from Monday, June 3 to Friday, July 26. Registration begins on Tuesday, April 2 and runs through Friday, June 7.

  • Don Cecilio Elementary students excel

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    Don Cecilio Martinez Second Nine Weeks Honor Roll
    Ms. Ulibarri — Kindergarten, Dual Language:
    Honor Roll: Amarette Duran, Marissa Esquibel, Analysa Ortega-Gallegos, Marquez Espinoza, Flora Lopez, Amiyah Lucero, Isaiah Lujan, Davae Marquez, Haley Martinez, Kalea Martinez, Kimberly Martinez, David Santos Mello, Denika Montoya, Aubriana Ortiz, Angelica Pacheco, Jeremiah Pytell, Tony Rubin, Marianna Saiz, Jose Sandoval, Kaylee Trujillo, Kayla Yee
    Perfect attendance: Marquez Espinoza, David Santos, Mellos,

  • Students of the month - April 12, 2013
  • Garcia brings home gold

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    In her own words, Luna Community College Dental Assisting student Monica Garcia said she was “shocked and nervous” when she heard her name called after winning the gold medal at Saturday’s New Mexico SkillsUSA closing ceremony at the Crown Plaza.

    “I love the dental assisting program,” said Garcia minutes after receiving her gold medal. “I had been out of school for five years and the experience has been great. I was well prepared. I’m looking forward to competing at the national level.”

  • Scholarship recipients