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Education

  • 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

  • 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.