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  • Varela restores convertible

    Luna Community College

    Earl Varela has a lot of patience.

    Back in 1995 after he graduated from high school Varela came across a 1988 Ford Mustang Convertible GT. It had one major problem — no motor. Perhaps two major problems — the body of the car needed work.

  • In Brief - Education - Oct. 21, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    UNM grad rate has gone up
    ALBUQUERQUE — The University of New Mexico is crediting an increase in its graduation rates to its decision to hire more student advisers.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that the university’s six-year graduation rates rose about a half percent this year and 1.5 percent in 2010.

    Still, the university’s new 45.1 percent six-year graduation rate for full-time students remains well below the national six-year average of 55.1 percent.

  • Grads showcase work

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    In its first year, 22 media arts students in New Mexico Highlands University’s one-of-a-kind AmeriCorps Cultural Technology Program used cutting-edge multimedia technology in projects for 16 museums and cultural institutions across the state, and one in California.

    The university’s AmeriCorps Cultural Technology Program is the only one in the nation. It is part of an ongoing partnership between the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and the Media Arts Program.

  • In Brief - Education - Oct. 14, 2011

    From The Associated Press

    Protesters demand more
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Hundreds of teachers, farmers and union members have gathered outside the Dominican Republic’s Congress to demand the government spend more on public education.

    They want the government to allocate 4 percent of the Caribbean nation’s gross domestic product to education as required by law. The 2012 proposed budget allocates a little less than 2.5 percent.

  • Illinois backlog adds to problems

    Editor’s Note: This story is the latest installment in a joint initiative by The Associated Press and Associated Press Managing Editors on the fiscal crisis facing U.S. states and cities, how state and local governments are dealing with severe budget cuts, and how American lives will change because of it.

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    From The Associated Press

    Company fights U.S. lawsuit
    PHILADELPHIA  — A for-profit education company is denying Justice Department claims that it improperly pays recruiters to enroll unqualified students.

  • Tiffany Abeyta awarded scholarship

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University outstanding psychology senior Tiffany Abeyta was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from MANA del Norte, and will be honored at the nonprofit’s annual banquet on Saturday, Oct. 8.

    MANA stands for Mexican-American Women’s National Association, a nonprofit that has worked since 1974 to empower Latinas through education, community service, leadership development, and advocacy.

    The MANA del Norte chapter formed in Santa Fe in 1989.

  • School Breakfast and Lunch Menu - Las Vegas City Schools

    School Breakfast and Lunch Menu - Las Vegas City Schools



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