• Highlands University: Martínez to lead new fast track program

    A veteran teacher and administrator with a passion for education will lead New Mexico Highlands University’s new fast-track teacher licensure program aimed at getting professionals with bachelor’s degrees or higher into education careers faster.

  • Reading group explores links: humans and forests

    An upcoming reading group at New Mexico Highlands will explore the interaction between and among forest and human communities.

    Kyle Rose, a Highlands University forestry professor, will lead the Forest Communities reading group.

    “We live in New Mexico surrounded by forests and we both recreate in them and depend upon them,” Rose said. “The continued function of forests is important for both the ecology and economy of Northern New Mexico.”

  • ‘A stroke of luck'

    Luna Community College

    Jose Mondragon has been good at math and science for a long time. So it’s a natural conclusion that he’d pursue a career in engineering.

  • Valley Elementary/Middle School January 2019 Students of the Month

    Students from Valley Elementary and Middle School were recognized for their work. In the first photo are Janessa Rivera, kindergarten, and Mia Gutierrez, second grade. In the middle, Heaven Valdez, fourth grade; Tomas Salazar, third grade and Maria Lucero, fifth grade. In back are Faith Montano, seventth grade, and Ben Sandoval, eighth grade. The second photo shows Marco Salinas, sixth grade and Cristina Salinas, first grade.



  • Mora Schools specialist chosen to head state group

    Recently, Rachel Martinez, the food service director for Mora Schools, was selected to serve as the president of the New Mexico School Nutrition Association. 

    The NMSNA is a state affiliate of the School Nutrition Association and is a professional organization for all levels of school food service employees. 

  • UNM scholar to speak on Black History Month

    Highlands University presents African-American scholar Natasha Howard in a talk at 5 p.m. Thursday as part of the university’s lecture series and Black History Month activities.

    The free public talk will be in Highlands University’s Sininger Hall Room 100. Sininger is on the university’s Central Park, opposite Donnelly Library.

  • Fun at the Literacy Fair

    There were dozens of youngsters Sunday (Jan. 27) at the Harry Potter-themed book fair at Sala de Madrid, sponsored by the Literacy Council. Many of the attenders received complimentary books, bookmarks, lanyards and other material used in schools. The Literary Council operates under the Las Vegas Arts Council. It is in its 12th year of existence and comprises eight members.

  • LVCS forms technology committee

    In an effort to ensure Las Vegas City Schools teachers have more involvement in integrating technology into the curriculum, the district’s director of information technology has formed a district educational technology committee.

  • New governor finally names PED secretary, five assistants to help rescue one of worst K-12 school systems

    Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday finally hired her secretary of public education, and both said they aren’t afraid of the challenges ahead.

    “I’m feeling not so much fear but excitement,” said Karen Trujillo, a longtime educator from Las Cruces, who will lead the department.

  • The way forward: Advocates for children weigh in on govt. solutions

    Lawmakers introduce hundreds of bills each session that propose to fund programs for children and families. They aim to improve the education system, prevent and punish child abuse, alter the tax code and extend medical benefits to impoverished families.

    New Mexico is now officially ranked as the worst state in the country to be a child, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Some see opportunity in being 50th. Like an addict who has reached rock bottom, there is no place to go but up.