• Students of the month
  • Though born deaf, 11-year-old among nation’s best spellers

    By Ben Nuckols
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Making it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee is an amazing achievement for any kid, but for 11-year-old Neil Maes, being born deaf made his journey especially unlikely.

    After receiving cochlear implants in both ears as a baby, he had to train his brain to understand spoken words. It took countless hours of speech therapy.

  • Dear Teacher - May 29, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I know it’s late, but can I still find some summer programs that are both fun and educational? — Searching

    Answer: You will definitely be able to still find some summer programs for your children. Not all will be filled up yet.

    • Start with your  school to see what summer programs they are putting on. Many offer more than summer school.

    • Local libraries almost always will offer programs.

  • Students of the month - May 15, 2016
  • Autism and education: Flexibility helps student thrive

    By Davin Jurgensen

    The (Hanover) Evening Sun

    HANOVER, Pa. — Kaela Dutterer is a head banger.

    More than a year ago, her mother, Heidi Dutterer, received concerned calls from her teacher about this behavior in the classroom. Kaela, the teacher said, was repeatedly banging her head against a cement floor.

    The calls alarmed Dutterer — not just because she worried for her daughter’s safety, but because the calls, she felt, indicated that Kaela’s teacher couldn’t handle her.

  • Dear Teacher - May 15, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My kids are couch potatoes. I know everyone is pushing exercise. Do you have any ideas about how to get them up and moving? — Not Exercising

  • Dear Teacher - May 8, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My child has hit a roadblock in math since she was introduced to fractions. Do you know of any ways to help her? — Solution Needed

  • NMHU students showcase Seabury Fellowship projects

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Three New Mexico Highlands University media arts students each received $2,500 fellowships to develop independent multimedia projects, thanks to the Seabury Foundation and a full match from the Highlands Foundation.

    Patricia Chavez, Shane Flores and Andrew LaPointe were tapped for the 2015–1 6 Seabury Fellowships. They showcased their diverse projects at an awards presentation and reception April 29.

  • Students prepare for shoe art contest

    By Kristy Deer
    Daily Reporter

    NEW PALESTINE, Ind.  — Teenagers are all about wearing the latest custom shoes. They’ll even pay big bucks to purchase the hottest pair, but few in their wildest dreams would imagine they could help design them.

  • Dear Teacher - May 1, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I have a choice of my child attending a preschool program for a full or half-day. I think a full-day program would be too exhausting. What would the extra benefits be for attending a full-day program? — Considering

    Answer: There are absolutely no hard and fast rules about how many hours a child should spend at preschool. In fact, even the experts differ in the benefits of full-day vs. half-day programs. However, they do agree that attending a preschool program no matter the length of time is beneficial.