Eight thousand educators from every state will be attending the National Education Association’s Representative Assembly in Washington, D-C. this week.
NEA President Betty Patterson will be at the assembly. One major topic: implementation of the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act. The Department of Education is calling on states to get input from educators and a wide variety of stakeholders. Patterson says, right now, educators don’t have much of a dialogue with New Mexico’s education department.
Today, U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Reps. Ben Ray Luján and Michelle Lujan Grisham sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell calling for a "thorough investigation" of the findings in the Attorney General's report on the New Mexico Human Services Department's suspension of Medicaid payments to 15 nonprofit behavioral health providers.
The Upward Bound Program at New Mexico State University is a federally funded program serving eight-seven (87) participants from the Las Cruces Public Schools and Gadsden Independent School District.
Upward Bound Mission
The mission of the NMSU TRIO Upward Bound Program is to assist participants to successfully complete their secondary education while preparing participants for entry into and graduation from a four-year institution of higher education.
#GivingTuesday is a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. New Mexico State University wants to build on the strength of this global movement to increase exposure and build support for student success.
DANIEL P. BEARD, the author of Deadbeat Dams, has been a forceful advocate for water policy reform for nearly four decades. He has extensive experience working in the government and private sector. His positions include:
· Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. House of Representatives
On Tuesday, November 17, at 6pm, the community will have a chance to see a free showing of the film FrackNation. The screening will be followed by a forum on fracking and fossil fuel energy moderated by KRWG's Fred Martino.
A Civil Conversation on the topic of Fracking & Fossil Fuel Energy in the U.S.A.
6 PM Tuesday November 17, 2015
Corbett Center Auditorium, New Mexico State University
More people are shunning CDs and digital files for music. They're turning to vinyl...yes, more people are buying albums. Nielsen reports a 260 percent increase in sales since 2009. 9.2 million units were sold in 2014 alone.
The New Mexico State University Music Business Program is hosting an event in downtown Las Cruces on Sunday to capitalize on the trend. The Southwest Vinyl Collective takes place from noon to 4pm, Sunday, November 1 at "La Placita"...right next to the Main Street Bistro.
ALBUQUERQUE, NM — As part of its mission to promote a better dialogue, exchange of views, and deeper understanding of Israel and the Middle East, a delegation from the Israel Public Diplomacy Forum (IPD Forum) is presenting a series of discussions in New Mexico Oct. 27 – 30. Topics will cover US-Israeli relations, the Iran nuclear deal, Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, and trade with Israel. A complete New Mexico schedule is listed below; all events are open to the public.
For nine years, Santa Fe-based Creativity for Peace has sponsored speaking tours that allow its most advanced Young Leaders to share their life experiences and personal journeys as peacemakers with students and adults in high schools, universities, faith communities, and other private and public venues. The young women are speaking at 7pm Wednesday at Temple Beth-El, 3980 Sonoma Springs Avenue, in Las Cruces.
Heavenly bodies on the big screen, live dancing and special flavors of gelato are in store for participants at New Mexico State University’s next Salon Discovery event. The show titled “NMSU Astronomy: Clyde Tombaugh and Beyond” will share insights from NMSU astronomers about the science and mystery of planets and stars along with some history about the man who discovered Pluto.
The community will have a chance to discover the rich history and continued accomplishments of the Department of Astronomy at Salon Discovery’s fall gala event, “NMSU Astromony: Clyde Tombaugh and Beyond” at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 18 in Atkinson Recital Hall.
New Mexico depends heavily on infrastructure investments from the federal government.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has spent nearly $67 million dollars on rural development projects in Dona Ana County since 2009.
Over $25 million was spent on housing…including home loans.
And more than $41 million went to business and infrastructure. Water and wastewater is a big part of that. For example, more than $8 million dollars was spent on wastewater systems in 2014 alone. And $1.2 million was spent on an arsenic treatment system in La Union in 2012.
New Mexico State University students can share photos of their summer experiences on Instagram to become eligible to win bookstore gift certificates.
NMSU’s Office of Education Abroad is hosting the contest, which began Friday, through the end of the month. The top five participants with the most likes will be eligible to win a $50 or $25 gift certificate to the Barnes & Noble NMSU bookstore.