• Group develops new math standards

    The Associated Press
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  — The Arkansas Board of Education has adopted new math standards for grades kindergarten through 12, which revises more than half of the national Common Core standards that are now in place.

    The Arkansas Mathematics Standards will be introduced in classrooms in the fall and will be in full use in the state’s approximately 1,100 public schools by the 2017-2018 school year, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

  • Celebration of cultures
  • Adaptive music technology sets high school senior soaring

    By Kevin Allenspach
    St. Cloud Times

    SWANVILLE, Minn. — This town is so small that no population is listed on the sign at the city limits. But at least one of the 21 seniors in this year’s Swanville High School graduating class is doing his part to put the community on the map.

  • Dear Teacher - April 10, 2016

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My daughter, a junior in high school, took the old SAT in January and got a good score. Now I understand that the new SAT is being given for the first time in March of this year. Does she need to take this test? Is it likely to be easier so she might get an even better score? Will colleges accept either test? — Hard Choices

  • Students of the month - April 3, 2016
  • Highlands to offer social work program in Santa Fe this fall

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University’s new graduate social work program in Santa Fe will prepare its graduates to design and manage programs in social services, mental health and health.

    Applications are being accepted for the first graduate social work program in Santa Fe: a community leadership concentration designed to better serve the community.

  • Dear Teacher - April 3, 2016

    By Marge Eberts
    and Peggy Gisler

    Question: What are some ways to cut down on the two hours or more my seventh-grader spends on his homework almost every night? Because of his activities and dinner, he can rarely get started on doing his homework until 7:30 or 8 at night. — Too Much Time

    Answer: According to the informal time rule of 10 minutes of homework a night for each grade level in school, your son should not need to spend more than 70 minutes most nights on homework. He, of course, is spending almost twice that time.

  • Pardon sought for Benavidez

    Supporters of embattled West Las Vegas School Board member Anthony “Leroy” Benavidez began circulating a petition on Wednesday seeking a pardon for Benavidez.

    Benavidez has a 2002 felony drug conviction. Under state law, felons are not eligible to hold elective office unless they have secured a pardon.

    The petition asks Gov. Susana Martinez to restore his citizenship rights, which includes the right to hold a public office.

  • On the Cutting Edge

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University

    Highlands University computer science students are conducting cutting-edge nanomaterial light interaction research that has potential for advancing solar cell efficiency and cancer treatments.

    The students are research assistants in computer science professor Gil Gallegos’ Computational Science Laboratory. The National Science Foundation is funding their paid internships.

  • Dear Teacher - Mar 20, 2016

    By Marge Eberts
    and Peggy Gisler

    Question: My daughter has an IEP that is supposed to improve her attention problems at school. It isn’t working. What am I to do? — Panicking