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Education

  • Junk food laws may help curb obesity

    By Lindsey Tanner
    AP Medical Writer

    CHICAGO — Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off.

  • Students awarded scholarships

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Three New Mexico Highlands University graduate students received scholarships from the Las Vegas branch of the American Association of University Women.

    Rima Ralff was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Janelle Cassidy and Rhonda Trujillo each received $500 scholarships.

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  • New evaluation plan gets support

    The Associated Press

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives on Wednesday cast a strong, if symbolic, vote in favor of widening the scope of professional evaluations for tens of thousands of teachers and principals across the state.

    By a 199-0 tally, representatives approved a compromise amendment to the bill sponsored by Rep. Ryan Aument that balanced many lawmakers’ desire to overhaul the system against concerns over how much weight should be given to students’ achievement and the best way to measure it.

  • Gov. challenges college leaders

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susan Martinez challenged leaders of the state’s colleges and universities Monday to develop a plan to fix schools’ remedial programs amid a scathing report faulting the state’s higher education institutions for failing to graduate students.

  • LV native awarded Fulbright scholarship

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    A helping hand to his older brother on Move-in Day at the New Mexico State University campus led Gabriel Mario Ulibarri to study abroad opportunities in both Mexico and Italy. Now, the communication studies graduate student will travel to Spain next year where he will teach English as the recipient of a Fulbright grant.

    Ulibarri received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship scholarship to teach English and share American culture in Madrid for the 2012-13 academic year. He will work with students in a secondary school system.

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  • In Brief - Education - June 15, 2012

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    RHS graduate recognized

    Charles Martinez, a 1997 graduate of Robertson High School, has been selected as one of the 2012 100 Extra Ordinary Nurses in the Washington Metropolitan Area.

    The nurses were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the nursing profession and the community.

    Martinez was nominated by Dr. Carolyn Harris for his compassion, clinical expertise and extraordinary care. Recipients of this award are recognized as outstanding role models in the nursing community.

  • Three accepted into research program

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College students Justin Smith (electronic engineering major) and Rachel Ridgeway (physical sciences major) are two of 16 students throughout New Mexico who have been selected to participate in the Summer Community College Opportunity for Research Experience program for 2012.

    Justin and Rachel will spend a month in Las Cruces at New Mexico State University working as research assistants on a NMSU faculty member's cutting edge research project.