• In Brief - Education - August 24, 2012

    The Associated Press
    UNM reporting fewer students
    ALBUQUERQUE — University of New Mexico officials say the number of freshmen and transfer students enrolled this fall is up compared to last year.
    UNM announced some of its fall semester numbers Tuesday. The figures are based on data from the first day of classes, which was Monday.
    Overall enrollment stands at 28,038. That’s down 0.3 percent from last year.

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  • In Brief - Education - August 17, 2012

    From The Associated Press

    NMSU program to help Latinos
    LAS CRUCES — A New Mexico State University program hopes to find ways to encourage Mexican American families to eat healthier.
    A recently announced 18-month project funded by the Paso del Norte Health Foundation is seeking to convince Mexican-Americans to eat more fruits and vegetables.

  • Junk food laws may help curb obesity

    By Lindsey Tanner
    AP Medical Writer

    CHICAGO — Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off.

  • Students awarded scholarships

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Three New Mexico Highlands University graduate students received scholarships from the Las Vegas branch of the American Association of University Women.

    Rima Ralff was awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Janelle Cassidy and Rhonda Trujillo each received $500 scholarships.

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  • New evaluation plan gets support

    The Associated Press

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives on Wednesday cast a strong, if symbolic, vote in favor of widening the scope of professional evaluations for tens of thousands of teachers and principals across the state.

    By a 199-0 tally, representatives approved a compromise amendment to the bill sponsored by Rep. Ryan Aument that balanced many lawmakers’ desire to overhaul the system against concerns over how much weight should be given to students’ achievement and the best way to measure it.

  • Gov. challenges college leaders

    By Russell Contreras
    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — Gov. Susan Martinez challenged leaders of the state’s colleges and universities Monday to develop a plan to fix schools’ remedial programs amid a scathing report faulting the state’s higher education institutions for failing to graduate students.