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Education

  • California school districts sue state

    By Terence Chea
    Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO  — A coalition of school districts and education groups sued the state of California on Wednesday, seeking the restoration of more than $2 billion in funding they say public schools are owed under state law.

    The lawsuit seeks the return of $2.1 billion in education funding that was cut from the 2011-2012 state budget. The plaintiffs say districts are owed that money under Proposition 98, a 1988 voter initiative that guarantees California public schools a minimum level of funding.

  • In Brief - Education - Sept. 30, 2011

    From The Associated Press
     

    Cops: immigrants ride school bus
    DEMING — Authorities say four more suspected illegal immigrants entered the U.S and then boarded a New Mexico public school bus.

    The Deming Headlight reports that Deming Public School transportation office director Ray Trejo says once the four were in Deming, the school bus driver notified the school district which in turn notified the Deming Police Department.

    Police Chief Michael Carillo says the case was turned over to the U.S. Border Patrol.

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  • NMHU student awarded scholarship

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    New Mexico Highlands University media arts student Faith Toledo was awarded a $1,000 scholarship in memory of the late Bryan “Dutch” Cokeley, a media arts student who died in 2008.

    Toledo, a 24-year-old from Gallup, N.M., is a member of the Navajo Nation. She is a second-year media arts student, and a senior at Highlands.

  • Education News in Brief

    From The Associated Press

    Board president charged in case

    TRENTON, N.J. — The president of Elizabeth’s Board of Education and two others were charged Monday with falsifying information so their children could get free lunches.

    The state Attorney General’s Office said Marie Munn and two others with connections to the district signed their children up for a subsidized lunch program even though they did not meet income guidelines.

    Authorities said the theft cost taxpayers $7,000 over five years.

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  • Martinez awarded Marr scholarship

    Submitted to the Optic

    Daniel Martinez, a 2011 Robertson High School graduate and one of the top student athletes in the state, has been selected recipient of the 30th Annual Michael William Marr Memorial Scholarship.

    The Marr Scholarship has been awarded annually since the 1981-82 school year to a Robertson High School student athlete who has excelled academically and participated in the football program.

  • Arguello passes on welding knowledge to LCC students

    Luna Community College

    At this point of his career Arturo Arguello wants to pass on his skills and knowledge to his students. It’s as simple as that.

    After working nearly 30 years as certified pipeline welder in Dalhart, Texas, the native of Yates, N.M., a little village outside of Roy, decided to come back home and pass on his knowledge to beginners.

    Arguello is currently teaching two general welding classes in LCC’s Springer Satellite.