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Earth Week Talk: Learning From The Past To Improve Our Relationship With Fire And Forests April 17

on April 13, 2018 - 10:26am
Tom Swetnam is PEEC’s Earth Week speaker this year. He will give a talk on Ancestral Puebloan Fire Practices April 17. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
How did Ancestral Pueblo populations manage to live within our forests, with no known history of catastrophic fires destroying their villages? What can we learn from history to improve our own relationships with fires in our forests?
This year PEEC is thrilled to bring Dr. Tom Swetnam to the Los Alamos Nature Center as the featured speaker for our annual Earth Day events.

Letter To The Editor: Do What Works To Provide Student Success Resources

on April 13, 2018 - 8:52am
Government and Media Relations Director
National Education Association – New Mexico
Teachers and other educators across the nation say “enough” to chronic underfunding of public education. 
Here in New Mexico, educators await a positive outcome to the lawsuit against the State for failing to provide public schools the supports necessary for statewide student success.

Chamisa Elementary School Turns 50!

on April 13, 2018 - 6:54am

LAHS Student Awarded Study Trip Abroad

on April 12, 2018 - 9:55pm

Los Alamos High School Junior Peter Watson and German teacher Anita Boshier. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos High School Junior Peter Watson has been awarded an all‐expense‐paid summer study trip to Germany.

Watson was selected as a national winner after scoring in the 98th percentile on the Level 4 2018 National German Exam sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG). After qualifying with a high score on the exam, he was then interviewed by a committee comprised of high school teachers and college professors of German.

Watson is one of 44 outstanding German

Chandler: Importance Of Early Childhood Education

on April 12, 2018 - 10:44am
Los Alamos
Candidate for House Dist. 43

New Mexico is failing her children. There is overwhelming evidence that early childhood education and programs that mentor young parents pay enormous dividends in terms of success in school and keeping at-risk children out of the criminal justice system. Yet the funding for these systems is inadequate to those in need.

Quality Prekindergarten (PreK) programs have been shown to improve student achievement. New Mexico has an early childhood program administered through the Public Education Department.

American Federation Of Teachers New Mexico Responds To National Assessment Of Educational Progress Scores

on April 12, 2018 - 7:29am
President Stephanie Ly
AFT News:
ALBUQUERQUE  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Lreleased the following statement:
“The National Assessment of Educational Progress is a barometer of student proficiency and rightly referred to as the ‘Nation’s Report Card.’ However, today’s results show New Mexico continues to struggle, and our state is not immune to shifting priorities away from a strong system of public education in our country.
“Today’s report card shows a stagnation in many states across our country, where funding levels for our public

Registration Opens For IHM Youth Golf Tournament

on April 12, 2018 - 7:26am

IHM Youth Golf Tournament News:

Registration is now open for players interested in participating in the 1st Annual Golf Tournament for youth ministry at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

The format for the tournament is Two Person Las Vegas Scramble and begins at 9 a.m., May 5 at Black Mesa Golf Course in Espanola.

Proceeds from the event support youth programs at IHM.

The IHM Youth Ministry Office works to support high school aged youth and help them build a foundation of strong ideals that they can carry with them into the future as citizens and leaders.

For more information