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Education

  • Dear Teacher - May 14, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler
    Question: What should 3- and 5-year-olds know about reading? — Very Curious

    Answer: Reading is knowing sounds and putting the sounds together to make words. And finally to complete the reading process, the reader must understand the meaning of the printed words. Children actually begin to learn to read at home.

    It is the playing, talking and reading to them that their caregivers do that prepares them to become good readers.

  • Students of the month - May 10, 2017
  • HU’s Alma García follows dream to pharmacy school

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Alma García is headed to doctor of pharmacy school to pursue her childhood dream.

    “New Mexico is one of only a few states that offer pharmacy clinician licensure, making it possible to prescribe medications,” García said. “My goal is to obtain this licensure and work one-on-one with physicians in a hospital setting to develop treatment plans for patients.”

  • Students of the month - May 7, 2017
  • Dear Teacher - May 7, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: Is your child’s IEP (Individualized Educational Plan) up-to-date? Parents need to be sure that the IEP is meeting their children’s special needs. — Special Ed Teacher

  • Puerto Rico to close 184 public schools

    By Danica Coto
    The Associated Press

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico is closing 184 public schools in a move expected to save millions of dollars amid a deep economic crisis that has sparked an exodus to the U.S. mainland in the past decade, officials said Friday.

    An estimated 27,000 students will be moved elsewhere when their schools close at the end of May, Education Department spokeswoman Yolanda Rosaly told The Associated Press.

  • NMHU students showcase Seabury Fellowship projects

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Three Highlands University media arts students each received $2,500 fellowships to develop independent multimedia projects, thanks to the Seabury Foundation and a full match from the Highlands Foundation.

    Patricia Chavez, Mackenzie Gruenig, and Andrew LaPointe received the 2016 – 17 Seabury Fellowships, showcasing their projects on April 27 at an awards presentation.

    Media arts professor David Sanchez Burr is the adviser for the Seabury fellows for the second year.

  • Dear Teacher - April 30, 2017

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: I hear that children starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school are going to be required to read more nonfiction, from news articles to historic documents. What is the reason for this new emphasis on reading nonfictional materials? — Changing Times

  • Study: Program shows poorer math results

    By Maria Danilova
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Students attending private schools in the nation’s capital through a federally funded voucher program are doing worse in math compared to their peers, according to a government study released Thursday.

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