• Foundation offers outreach grants

    Submitted to the Optic

    The LANL Foundation offers Educational Outreach Small Grants to school districts and nonprofits with programs that strengthen teaching and learning.

    Grants of up to $1,500 are available monthly to support public schools and nonprofits working in K-12 education in Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties.

  • Dear Teacher - Oct. 18. 2015

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler
    Question: How can my child learn to ace essay and multiple choice tests? It’s been a real stumbling block stopping her from getting A’s and B’s. —Blocked
    Answer: Different types of tests definitely require special strategies in order to really get your best score. There are secrets for acing tests.
    Strategies for Multiple Choice Tests:
    • Read the question or problem all the way through and then carefully read all answer choices before you make a selection.

  • Noticias - Oct.15, 2015

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    •The “Si Se Puede” group of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday nights at 310 Mills Ave. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the NA helpline: 1-866-885-6562.or Frances at 575-815-8544.

  • Dear Teacher - Oct. 11. 2015

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: There are times when we are waiting that I would like to have my preschooler be able to pick up some reading skills on my cellphone rather than just play games. What should I look for in selecting appropriate apps for her? — Waiting and Reading

  • Copeland, Gershwin to be featured in free concert at Ilfeld Auditorium

    By Sean Weaver
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Museum of Art and the Santa Fe Community Orchestra will showcase their American Modernism program in Highlands University’s Ilfeld Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 18.

    The 3 p.m. concert and lecture will feature music of Copland, Still, and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, featuring Ron Grinage on piano.

  • Advocates worry about proposed changes

    The Associated Press

    INDIANAPOLIS — Advocates for Indiana’s developmentally disabled students worry that a proposed revamping of the state’s diploma system could make it much harder for special-needs youth to get a high school diploma.

    The proposals before the State Board of Education would require special-needs students to take more math courses and meet a number of new requirements.

  • Sophomore, leg amputee, finds passion with golf

    By Chad Lindskog
    Casper Star-Tribune

    CASPER, Wyo. — Sydney Pomajzl grabs her navy golf bag, which has two straps like a backpack, and begins walking up a hill to the next hole.

    Everyone in her group -- and the next, and the one after that -- is out of breath after ascending the steep hill at the Buffalo Golf Club. Many others, however, use bags with wheels that can be pushed like a stroller.

  • Dear Teacher - Oct. 4. 2015

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler
    Question: I always dreaded math classes and quit taking math courses as soon as possible, but I want my children to be successful in math. Can you help? -- Struggled
     Answer: Parents can definitely contribute to making sure that their children develop math skills. One of the best ways to do this is by helping them develop and keep a keen interest in math.

  • Legion Park Students of the month
  • Dear Teacher - Sept. 27

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: How much homework help is too much? Sometimes I think that I (parent) am getting a grade for a homework assignment, especially projects.— Too Much Work