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Education

  • RHS teams excel in MESA competition

    Middle and high school students from the area participated at last week’s New Mexico MESA’s Regional Design Competition held at New Mexico Highlands University. The students that placed will now prepare for state competition at MESA Day on April 21 in Albuquerque.

  • Official: 10 states get waiver, New Mexico denied

    By Ben Feller and Kimberly Hefling
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was expected to free 10 states from the strict and sweeping requirements of the No Child Left Behind law, giving leeway to states that promise to improve how they prepare and evaluate students, The Associated Press has learned.

  • LCC students honored at Legislature

    By Jesse Gallegos
    Luna Community College

    Luna Community College’s Shannon Krause and Gary Gamertsfelder were among a couple dozen New Mexico students honored at the Capitol on Wednesday as part of the New Mexico All-State Academic Team.

    Krause is a criminal justice major from Los Alamos, while Gamertsfelder is a vocational technical major from Albuquerque.

    As part of their award, both will receive free tuition to a four-year university in the state. Both Krause and Gamertsfelder have been nominated to the All-USA Team.

  • Luna Community College Honor Roll

    Submitted to the Optic

    Luna Community College announced its Fall 2011 Vice President’s Honor Roll.  Inclusion on the Vice President’s Honor Roll requires students to successfully complete, without incomplete grades included, a minimum of 12 graded credit hours with at least a 3.66 GPA or higher.  Graded credit hours do not include S/U graded courses, audits or credit by exam.  

  • Challenge to schools: Embracing digital textbooks

    By Kimberly Hefling
    AP Education Writer

    WASHINGTON — Are hardbound textbooks going the way of slide rules and typewriters in schools?

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski on Wednesday challenged schools and companies to get digital textbooks in students’ hands within five years. The Obama administration’s push comes two weeks after Apple Inc. announced it would start to sell electronic versions of a few standard high-school books for use on its iPad tablet.

  • Students of the Month

  • Freshman participates in All-State band

    Submitted to the Optic

    Robertson High School’s Luisa Pacheco participated in the  2012 All-State Concert Band week earlier this month  at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M.

  • H.U. prof’s composition to be featured in orchestra

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University music professor Edward Harrington’s composition “Four Threads on William Blake” will be featured in the Santa Fe Community Orchestra’s program “New Works by New Mexico’s Composers” starting at 6 p.m. today, Jan. 20.

    The free public presentation will be in Stieren Hall at the Santa Fe Opera campus, 301 Opera Drive.

  • Tony Serna Students of the Month
  • In Brief

    From The Associated Press and Submitted to the Optic

    Romero heads to Spain for semester

    Samantha Josephine Romero, a 2006 Robertson High School graduate, will study in Spain for the winter 2012 semester. 
    Romero, who received her bachelor of arts degree with honors from the University of New Mexico last December, will be taking intensive language courses at the Universidad de Granada Centro de Lenguas Modernas in Granada, Spain.