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Education

  • Discovery Channel to film Los Alamos schools on Friday

    Discovery Channel will be conducting its filing for the upcoming Profiles Series about Los Alamos schools in two locations on Friday.
    Beginning at 8:45 a.m., the channel will be at the Mountain Elementary School to film different classes.
    At 10 a.m., the channel will shift its focus to the high school and Los Alamos Schools Chief Financial Officer John Wolfe said there is a full schedule.

  • Discovery Channel to feature LA Schools

    The Discovery Channel has selected Los Alamos Schools to be featured in one of its “Profiles,” Superintendent Eugene Schmidt and Chief Financial Officer John Wolfe announced at Tuesday night’s Board of Education meeting.

    “The Discovery Channel will be here Friday,” Schmidt said. “They will be doing their filming and conducting their interviews at that time.”

  • Low turnout for board election

    Bitter arctic temperatures gripped Los Alamos County Tuesday and that may have contributed to the low number of voters who went to the polls to cast their votes for the Los Alamos Board of Education and the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board.

    Candidates for the LAPS Board of Education had little to worry about, as they all ran uncontested.

  • Ribbon cut on Hawks solar array

    A rousing tune kicked off the morning as community entities came together to celebrate Hawks Array last week.
    The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk Band, under the direction of Barry Beckett added pomp and circumstance to the praise of many dignitaries that gathered at Los Alamos Middle School.
    Visitors were greeted by LAMS Student Council members and treated to refreshments before the official school board meeting, as a quorum was present.

  • LAPS mulls closing of Chamisa

    Los Alamos Public Schools is looking for a way to tighten its belt without reducing the quality of education or reducing teaching positions, but as the school board has found, that this is no easy task.

  • New Mexico slips in education ranking; LAPS seeks role model status

    New Mexico recently received a Quality Counts ranking of 32nd in the nation and received an overall grade of C in Education Week magazine’s annual education report card, “Uncertain Forecast.”
     Overall, the Quality Counts report gave New Mexico a C, 75.7 points out of 100.
    Last year, New Mexico received 76.4 points and was ranked 24th. In 2009, New Mexico received a C+ and was ranked 22nd with a score of 76.9.

  • Less than half of students proficient in science

    The nation's students are still struggling in science, with less than half considered proficient and just a tiny fraction showing the advanced skills that could lead to careers in science and technology, according to results from an exam released Tuesday.

  • UNM-LA Advisory Board candidates talk about education

    Four of the five original candidates running for the UNM-LA Advisory Board shared their thoughts on the branch’s future during the League of Women Voters forum Thursday night at UNM-LA.
    Constituents were given the opportunity to ask questions and got an idea of the changes each hopeful wanted to make if elected.

  • Middle School Science Bowl

  • Candidates share their views on education in LA

    Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series.

    The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos and Los Alamos Board of Education candidates gathered at UNM-LA Thursday night to field questions by their constituents during a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters.
    Approximately two-dozen members of the public attended the event, but only a handful seized the opportunity to ask the candidates questions about their platforms and their vision for the boards on which they hope to serve.