.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Education

  • LAHS takes part in National Science Bowl

    Los Alamos High School is one of 44 middle and 69 high school teams in Washington, D.C., to compete in the Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl, which takes place Friday to Monday.
    “Congratulations to the finalists of our 22nd annual Science Bowl, who represent some of America’s most promising future leaders in science, technology, engineering and math. We look forward to seeing them showcase their knowledge during the final competitions here in Washington, D.C.,” said Energy Secretary Steven Chu.

  • Griffith Gym rededication

    Los Alamos school officials joined with students, parents and coaches to rededicate Griffith Gym in memory of 1958 Los Alamos High School graduate Lt. Thurston “Turk” Griffith Jr. Robert Sutton said his cousin’s courage, valor and sacrifice is a reminder of the many more student achievements to come.

  • VIDEO: With Perplexed Looks, University Employs Goats

    University of Georgia graduate student develops goat-grazing program to rid invasive plants from the heart of campus.

  • Consortium announces agreement with LANL

    The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) will become the new fiscal agent for the Northern New Mexico Math and Science Academy (MSA).  
    The MSA is a teacher professional development program, sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to help improve math and science education in New Mexico K-12 schools.
    The partnership with MSA has the potential to expand the impact of NMC research programs into NM elementary and secondary schools, and to strengthen the relationship between MSA and the New Mexico Universities.
    MSA, founded by LANL in 2000, has operated under a partnership agreement with the LANL Foundation prior to the new agreement with the NMC, which took effect on March 14, 2012.

  • Report shows state lags in literacy

    More than 60 percent of 12th graders leave high school without the advanced reading and writing skills needed for college.

    That’s according to a newly released report from the Alliance for Excellent Education.

    The report notes that while the share of jobs in the United States that require postsecondary education has increased from 28 percent to 60 percent in the 1970s, the literacy performance of 17-year-olds has remained the same. A

  • Report shows decline in state graduation rates

    ALBUQUERQUE (AP) — The number of high schools with chronically low graduation rates has fallen in Arizona and New Mexico, according to a study released Monday by a group of education organizations.
    The two states have also increased the percentage of fourth- and eighth-grade students who can read proficiently. And more students in both states are taking advanced placement tests than several years ago.
    However, the report shows Arizona, New Mexico and other western states are lagging behind when it comes to improving their graduation rates. In fact, the report puts Arizona and New Mexico in a group of 10 states that had lower rates in 2009 than they did seven years earlier.

  • Schools will get to opt out of "pink slime" beef

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — School districts soon will be able to opt out of a common ammonia-treated ground beef filler critics have dubbed "pink slime."

    Amid a growing social media storm over so-called "lean finely textured beef," the U.S. Department of Agriculture was set to announce Thursday that starting in the fall schools involved in the national school lunch program will have the option of avoiding the product.

    Under the change, schools will be able to choose between 95 percent lean beef patties made with the product or less lean bulk ground beef without it. The change won't kick in immediately because of existing contracts, according to a USDA official with knowledge of the decision.

  • School Board chooses new president

    New Board of Education officers were elected at Tuesday’s school board meeting. Kevin Honnell was appointed president; Dawn Venhaus was appointed vice president and Melanie McKinley was named secretary. New officers are chosen once a year.

  • Science Bowl team defends title

    Editor’s note: Due to a source error, the wrong photo and story about the Los Alamos High School Science Bowl team was submitted to the Los Alamos Monitor Thursday.

    For the third year in a in a row, the Los Alamos High School Science Bowl team won first place in the Regional Science Bowl March 4 on the Albuquerque Academy campus. Approximately 34 teams from New Mexico high schools competed in the regional event.
    Launched in 1991, the Science Bowl is a competitive science education and academic event among teams of high school students who compete in a fast-paced verbal forum to solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math. Each team is composed of four students plus an alternate.

  • Group sheds light on school salaries

    Employee salaries of 32 New Mexico school districts are now available online.

    And it’s not the work of state government’s Sunshine Portal, but rather that of the Albuquerque-based Rio Grande Foundation.

    Rio Grande Foundation President Paul Gessing said the non-profit organization requested the data from 40 school districts with populations exceeding 1,000 through the state’s public records law. Eight, however, failed to comply with the law’s 15-day timeframe. Those school districts include Alamogordo, Cobre, Las Vegas, Lovington, Ruidoso, Silver City, and two northern New Mexico school districts: Taos and Pojoaque.