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Education

  • Four LAHS students earn top recognition

    Four Los Alamos High School students received $10,000 in scholarships.

    Miriam Barnum, Micha Ben-Naim, Myles Gurule and Horace Zhang were the recipients of $2,500 scholarships each.
    Scholarship winners are the finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in college studies.

    A committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors selected finalists.

  • Area students receive LAESF scholarships

    Sixty-five students from seven Northern New Mexico counties were recipients of Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund scholarships, funded through more than $500,000 in donations from Los Alamos National Laboratory employees and the company that manages the laboratory.

    Los Alamos High School senior Scott Carlsten received the top award, the platinum scholarship, which provides $7,500 in financial assistance annually for four years.

  • LAHS Student Earns Platinum Scholarship, 64 Also Gain Awards

    Sixty-five students from seven Northern New Mexico counties are recipients of Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund scholarships, funded through more than $500,000 in donations from Los Alamos National Laboratory employees and the company that manages the Laboratory.

    Los Alamos High School senior Scott Carlsten received the top award, the platinum scholarship, which provides $7,500 in financial assistance annually for four years.

  • New $252M UNM budget includes tuition increase

    ALBUQUERQUE  (AP) — The new budget for the University of New Mexico includes a nearly 4 percent tuition increase and higher student fees.

    UNM regents unanimously approved the $252 million instruction and general budget on Friday. It includes a 3.75 percent increase in tuition and a 5.6 percent increase in fees.

    The final vote also includes a big increase in fees for athletics that all students pay. The preliminary budget that included the increase to $132 from $82 was the subject of student protests.

  • 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.