Preschool seen as crucial part of early education

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Bethany Sours, a kindergarten teacher at the Clovis Nazarene School, stood with her arms crossed, her eyes busily scanning a crowd of kindergarten students. “I can definitely tell which students have had pre-schooling and which have not,” Sours said last week as she treated her students to a party […]

Impact of pre-kindergarten concerning

By Gay G. Kernan, Guest Columnist Editor’s note: The Clovis News Journal asked area lawmakers to offer brief commentary on a subject of their choice as they head back to Santa Fe this week for a 60-day legislative session. The pre-kindergarten initiative presented by the governor and lieutenant governor has been trumpeted as a solution […]

SDE approves 78 new full-day kindergarten literacy readiness programs

By Gary Mitchell Three Clovis area schools will receive state funding for full-day kindergarten programs for the academic year 2003-2004. Barry Elementary, Highland Elementary and Ranchvale Elementary schools are among 78 new full-day kindergarten programs within 33 school districts that have been approved by the State Department of Education. Those three schools join seven other […]