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Education

  • 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.

  • Science Fair set for this weekend

    Young Los Alamos scientists will gather this weekend at the LAMS cafeteria and gymnasium to show off their experiments during the Los Alamos County Science Fair.
    Two hundred thirty-one students will participate in the fair, with students in kindergarten through fifth grade, as well as those in fourth through 12th grade showing their individual and team projects.

  • UNM-LA Advisory Board candidates unveil their platforms

    Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series

    Four candidates will be running for two spots on the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board. Linda Hull and Ralph Phelps are running for position four, while Stephen Boerigter and Michael Di Rosa are running for position three.
    There were going to be five candidates, but current LAPS school board member Jody Benson, who was running for position four, withdrew this week.
    Here is the explanation from Benson as to why she withdrew.

  • School board candidates unveil their platforms

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

    Each of the three candidates for the Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education are running uncontested.

    The Los Alamos Monitor sent out a questionnaire to those running for seats on the LAPS School Board. The three candidates sent in their responses, highlighting their qualifications and goals as school board members.

    On Thursday, the Monitor will highlight the candidates running for the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory Board.

  • Educators rally at Capitol against budget cuts

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — On the eve of a new legislative session, Republican Gov. Susana Martinez and educational groups were on a collision course over budget cuts and tax increases.

    More than 300 educators, parents and children rallied at the Capitol on Monday against budget proposals by the governor and a legislative committee to reduce spending on schools and colleges. They called for tax increases to provide additional money for public education.

  • National report drops NM ranking for education

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new report on the quality of public education gives New Mexico a grade of C and a ranking of 32nd nationally.

    Education Week magazine's annual report dropped New Mexico's ranking from 24th last year. The state was 22nd in 2009.

    New Mexico's received an F for achievement in kindergarten through the 12th grade, and D+ in "chance for success," a category looking at factors such as graduation rates and parental education.

  • Stumping For Education

    There’s a new sheriff in town at Santa Fe’s capitol and the new administration has Los Alamos Public School officials worried about what that means for education.

  • Video Exclusive: LAPS Education Summit

    Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Gene Schmidt and others from the district will met with State Rep. Jeannette Wallace and State Sen. Richard Martinez Tuesday morning at Aspen Elementary School to discuss education and the possible effects that school districts around the state will feel should education funding be cut in the next legislative session. 

  • Live-stream 10:15 a.m. Tuesday: LAPS Education Summit

    Don't miss the next lamonitor.com live-streaming webcast: the education summit Tuesday, Jan. 4 beginning at 10:15 a.m.

    Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Gene Schmidt and others from the district will meet with state officials to discuss education and the possible effects that school districts around the state will feel should education funding be cut in the next legislative session.