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Education

  • Dictionary delivery
  • Working to save their language

    By Rene Romo
    Albuquerque Journal

    MESCALERO, N.M. — One word at a time, one student at a time, a group of Mescalero Apaches and their partner, a New Mexico State University anthropological linguist, are trying to stave off the demise of the tribe’s ancient tongue, the wellspring of its culture.

  • Dons Pride
  • Walk-a-Thon
  • In Brief - Education - Nov. 4, 2011

    The Associated Press

    Tenured faculty walk off jobs
    ST. LOUIS — Tenured educators and those on track to become so walked off their jobs Thursday at Southern Illinois University, pressing administrators of the 20,000-student school to find temporary replacements for the striking workers in hopes of keeping classes unimpeded.

  • Students of the Month
  • Pecos High School honor roll

    Submitted to the Optic
    Pecos High School 1st nine weeks — Honor Roll (3.5-4.0)
    12th Grade
    Brittany Gallegos, Kristen Herrera, Paulina Lujan, Everett Montaño, Antonio Varela, Vidalia Vigil
    11th Grade
    Kalah  Arellanes, Levi Carrillo, Steven Flores, Alma Lucero, Diamond Montaño, Ashley Tapia,
     Andrew Trujillo, Danae Varela
    10th Grade
    Julissa Archuleta, Katelyn Flores, Nicolette Gonzales, Mariah Ortega, Angelica Ortiz, Leonard Tapia
    9th Grade

  • Green and gold pride
  • NMHU’s Kravitz wins award

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University School of Education professor Merryl Kravitz was awarded a Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning award she will use to present a workshop in Oaxaca, Mexico, about preserving indigenous language.  

    Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and largest all-discipline honor society.

    Kravitz, whose Ph.D. is in sociolinguistics, is an expert in Spanish bilingual education, educational linguistics, and secondary education.  

  • Gurule awarded $15,000 scholarship

    Submitted to the Optic

    Las Vegas’ Franscheka Sevyllyn Gurule, University of New Mexico School of Medicine Class of 2014, has been awarded a $15,000 La Tierra Sagrada Society Dean’s Endowed Scholarship for her work in promoting education and activism in minority students. She is a 2005 graduate of West Las Vegas High School.