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Education

  • High Achiever
  • In Brief - Education - May 11, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    ‘No confidence’ vote for Skandera
    ALBUQUERQUE — Representatives of the Albuquerque Teachers Federation have unanimously voted “no confidence” in state Education Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera.

    Albuquerque Journal reports that union’s council of representatives approved recently a resolution that lists a dozen criticisms against Skandera, including her planned teacher evaluation system and her support for charter schools.

  • Students present research

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Two New Mexico Highlands biology students presented their research in April at the largest annual biomedical conference in the world.

    Jose Maestas and Daniel Gutierrez presented in San Diego at the 2012 Experimental Biology Conference: Translating Science for Tomorrow’s Health.

    The conference attracts scholars and researchers from prestigious institutions like the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins University.

  • Students of the Month
  • Santa Fe Opera Youth Nights

    Submitted to the Optic

    Each summer, the Santa Fe Opera provides complimentary tickets for groups of students to attend opera performances. Youth under 23 years can attend free. This year, free youth tickets are available for two operas.

  • HU receives MULE robot

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    The Highlands University Computer and Mathematical Sciences Department received a Multifunction Utility Logistics Equipment (MULE) robot from Sandia National Laboratories. The robot was delivered April 13.

  • In Brief - Education - April 20, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    Suarez hosts town hall
    ALBUQUERQUE — PBS NewsHour senior correspondent Ray Suarez visited Albuquerque for a teacher town hall on New Mexico’s high dropout rates just as the state’s largest teachers’ union vows to fight a new teacher evaluation proposal.

    Suarez hosted the town hall at the University of New Mexico on  Wednesday for an event sponsored by New Mexico PBS.

  • Ga. handcuff case renews debate

    By Jerry Clausing
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A New Mexico teacher asked a 13-year-old girl to stop talking with her friend and move to another seat. The girl refused. The teacher called the police.

    The case is among thousands across the country fueling a long-simmering debate over when educators should bring in the police to deal with disruptive students. A 6-year-old Georgia kindergartner became the latest test case last week when she was hauled off in steel handcuffs after throwing books and toys in a school tantrum.

  • LCC students come out on top

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Moments after winning his second consecutive first-place finish in the SkillsUSA New Mexico Collision Repair Technology category, Luna Community College student Earl Varela was concentrating on one thing — nationals.

    Varela, along with LCC Dental Assistant Student Amanda Gonzales, will head to the National SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City in June.

  • Celebrating Awareness Month