N.M. academic achievement gap old problem

The Albuquerque Journal Education Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera is once again the target of criticism, this time by Hispanics who are rightly concerned about the large achievement gap in New Mexico between Anglo and minority students, which has remained static for years. Gov. Susana Martinez appointed Skandera shortly after the 2010 election to reform the state’s […]

CHS band places third in Zia Marching Fiesta

CNJ staff The Clovis High School marching band finished third Saturday at the Zia Marching Fiesta, held at University Stadium in Albuquerque. The band has made the final for 32 consecutive years at the fiesta, which was won this year by Mayfield High School. In preliminary competition, CHS finished second and took awards for best […]

Local cowboy has inspiring story

Our search for a person who can inspire us to greater achievement in our chosen endeavors often ends close by or just down the road. Meet such a person — B. J. Pierce. He won’t tell his age, but some quick calculations say he’s past the 70s. He doesn’t look it, and he surely doesn’t […]

Report: Hispanic achievement gap higher in Clovis

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CNJ illustration: Gabriel Monte and Jenna Zamie Liliana Castillo White students in Clovis are outperforming their Hispanic counterparts by a margin higher than state averages, according to a recent report released by the New Mexico Public Education Department. The report concludes the achievement gap between Hispanic and white students is pronounced in reading and math […]

County Year in Review: Events center crowning achievement

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Opened in early 2009, the Curry County Special Events Center is booked solid through July, County Manager Lance Pyle said. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The year 2009 was one of celebrating Curry County’s centennial, seeing the Special Events Center through its first year of operation, welcoming three new commissioners, trying to help Cannon […]

Education digest — Sept. 3

CNJ staff The Department of Defense Education Activity Educational partnership awarded a $577,000 grant to Clovis Municipal Schools, according to a news release. The grant was proved through the Promoting Student Achievement to Schools Impacted by military Force Structure Changes Competitive Grant Program. The grants focus on enhancing student learning opportunities, student achievement and educator […]

New Mexico shows improving achievement on latest education trust report

New Mexico students in grades 4 and 8 show significant increases in achievement from 1998 to 2007 on the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP), but the achievement gap stayed constant or did not change significantly, according to the Education Trust’s Education Watch report.

Texico High School to be honored

Public Education Department to Honor 18 Schools For Math and Science Achievement

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Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. Garc

8-19 Honors

Kline Meghan Kline of Melrose has been named a United States National Award Winner in honor roll by the United States Achievement Academy. She is the daughter of Roger and Jerri Kline of Clovis.

Bonds breaks HR record

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO – Barry Bonds hit No. 756 to the deepest part of the ballpark Tuesday night, and hammered home the point: Like him or not, legitimate or not, he is baseball’s new home run king. Bonds broke Hank Aaron’s storied record in the fifth inning, hitting a 3-2 pitch from Washington’s […]

Military Feature: Cannon secures Air Force safety awards

CNJ staff Cannon Air Force Base rose to the top of the Air Force in four award categories for the 2006 Air Force Safety Awards. Recognized for having the best flight safety program, Cannon received the Colombian Trophy last week. The award acknowledges the group with the lowest mishap rate, according to Cannon Public Affairs. […]

4-2 Honors

Noble Robert J. Noble, of Clovis, has been named the U.S. National Award Winner in Mathematics by the U.S. Achievement Academy. Robert, who attends Yucca Junior High School, was nominated for this national award by Dr. Debborah Watters, a teacher at the school. Robert’s photo will appear in the U.S. Achievement Academy’s yearbook. Robert is […]

5/12 Education Digest

Yucca brings home silver, bronze The Yucca Junior High School branch of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America brought home 11 silver and bronze medals in April’s state competition held in Albuquerque. Formerly called the Future Homemakers of America, the club competed in a variety of competitions, winning bronze and silvers in the […]