Teachers learn new ways of handling misbehavior

William Thompson Around 60 high school and middle school teachers met at the Tucumcari Convention Center Friday to learn more effective ways to handle misbehavior on the part of students. The day-long workshop was presented by Rick Dahlgren, founder of The Center for Teaching Effectiveness. Dahlgren said the goal of his workshop was to show […]

Local student teacher recognized

TV Hagenah A student teacher from Tucumcari, Maria Christina Martinez, has been named one of New Mexico Highlands University three Outstanding Student Teachers for fall Semester. According to representatives of NMHU, Martinez and two fellow student teachers from Farmington and Las Vegas were named as Outstanding Student Teachers because of their “professionalism, knowledge of content, […]

N.M. needs respectable education

By Lynn Moncusa: Comments from the Canyon Noting that our state ranks 49 and 50 (worst in the nation) in math and reading certainly caused this woman from Ima to pause one more time. Both the student and teacher in me became a little chagrined and rather embarrassed. I don’t necessarily believe in ranking by […]

What teachers did on their summer vacation

By Stewart Truelsen Sometimes it is just too far to bring urban school kids out to a farm and get them back to school before the end of the day. Yet, an understanding and appreciation for agriculture and how it affects their daily lives is incredibly important for children. The Illinois Farm Bureau has one […]

School reforms will benefit New Mexico

Eduardo Holguín A river of hope and opportunity is flowing once again to New Mexico’s public schools. It is a dream I have had for a number of years now. Thanks to the leadership and hard work of a pro-public education governor, Bill Richardson, and our pro-public education legislature, a new era of school improvement […]

New center looks for family involvement

By Dave Gragg There is one goal for the new Success Center: Get more students through school and into college. To do that, the program will work to make learning a family affair, Director Beth Sisneros said. In addition to tutoring students from kindergarten to 12th grade, the program’s three academic coaches will work with […]