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Report: NM’s Per-Pupil K-12 Funding Remains Much Lower

on October 20, 2014 - 2:38pm

NMVC News:

ALBUQUERQUE—New Mexico is still spending 8 percent less per pupil on K-12 education than before the recession.

That translates to $633 less being spent per student than funding levels in 2008, when adjusted for inflation. That’s according to a report released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), a non-partisan policy research organization based in Washington, D.C.

“A well-educated workforce fosters economic growth,” said Executive Director Veronica C. García of New Mexico Voices for Children, which works closely with CBPP.

School Board Will Hold Work Session Thursday

on October 20, 2014 - 10:56am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board will hold a Work Session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 at Los Alamos Middle School in the West Commons, Room 165.

The agenda includes

  • Summer School Report
  • Food Service RFP
  • Committee Reports
  • Employee Assistance Program status
  • Policy Review
  • Middle School Report

 

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Artist Lisa Coddington Returns To PEEC To Teach Drawing Animals Workshop

on October 19, 2014 - 10:49am

A drawing by Lisa Coddington. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

PEEC is very fortunate to welcome back talented artist Lisa Coddington, who will teach a workshop about using simple drawing materials to portray furry, feathery and slimy animals.

The class is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at PEEC and includes a 30-minute break for lunch. The workshop is suggested for beginner and intermediate levels.

Take up your pencils and paper, and join Coddington to explore pencil techniques that portray animals in this hands-on workshop. Learn how to select your subject and how to start an animal portrait.

PEEC’s Take Wing Week Culminates In PEECnic Today!

on October 19, 2014 - 9:03am
The Craig Martin Experience plays this afternoon at the annual PEECnic at 3540 Orange St. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
PEEC’s Take Wing Week culminates today in its annual PEECnic, a fun and free afternoon of activities for all ages.
 
The community is invited to this year’s event from 2-4 p.m., which is special because it is the last one at PEEC’s current location at 3540 Orange St. Next year’s PEECnic will take place at the new nature center under construction on Canyon Road.
 
This year, there will be a dessert buffet, activities for kids, photo opportunities, and live music by the

New Mexico Consortium Laboratory Open To Public

on October 18, 2014 - 5:04pm
Laboratory setup. Courtesy/NMC
Algae samples. Courtesy/NMC
 
By VICTORIA ERHART
 
Interested in using pond scum to power a jet? What to create your own multi-colored, glow in the dark, grow anywhere tomato plant? Need to study the effects of climate change from the molecular to the ultrascale level?
 
Then visit the New Mexico Consortium Laboratory in Los Alamos on the fourth Saturday of each month when the lab offers public tours of its facilities.
 
The New Mexico Consortium Laboratory is a cooperative venture bringing together scientists and researchers from Los Alamos national Laboratory, UNM, NM

Canyoncito Montessori Students Busy With Community Projects

on October 18, 2014 - 2:27pm

Students from Canyoncito Montessori package the cookies they baked to raise money for charities helping those in need. Photo by Caroline Boyle

Students from Canyoncito Montessori create a scarecrow they call 'Unknown.' Photo by Caroline Boyle

Barranca's Lynne Higdon Named 2014 NM Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year!

on October 16, 2014 - 10:55am

Lynne Higdon holding her awards for New Mexico Elementary PE Teacher of the Year. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Lynne Higdon, the physical education teacher at Barranca Elementary School, was named the 2014 New Mexico Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year.

The announcement was made at the State PE Conference in Albuquerque.

Higdon demonstrates rope turning in Double Dutch. Courtesy/LAPS

Higdon has served as the PE teacher at Barranca for the past 10 years.

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