Letter to the editor: Criticism only serves as motivation

Criticism only serves as motivation I am a student at Choices Alternative School. My teachers, many other students and I have read comments on the CNJ Web site related to our school. Choices is a great school. We are not just hoodlums. Choices students are only normal people trying to earn a diploma in order […]

Education feature: Foundation funds creative, innovative teaching projects

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis teachers don’t have to cut off their creative juices just because budgets are tightening. The Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation was founded three years ago to pay for projects that can be funded outside the district’s regular budget. Becky Rowley, Clovis Community College’s executive vice president, sits on […]

Education feature: Local teachers headed to Harvard

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Twelve teachers from the Arts Academy at Bella Vista are headed to Harvard University this weekend to participate in an on-going 32-year research project. Project Zero began in 1967 at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Its mission is to understand and enhance learning, thinking and creativity in the […]

Area teachers learn about deployment

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan From left, Mesa Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Zane Klein talks with Airman 1st Class Erin McKee and Senior Airman Chrissie McKee at the medical section of a mock deployment line during the Teachers Understanding Deployment Operations event at Ca By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico “Just be careful. Some insurgents […]

Carlsbad science teacher selected in national top 10 group of science and math teachers

Carlsbad High School science teacher Raymond Nance has been selected to be one of 10 science and math teachers in the nation for the inaugural Society for Science & the Public (SSP) Fellows Program.

Education feature: First-year teachers settling in

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Karen Lenhart, 27, teaches third grade at Cameo Elementary School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Karen Lenhart didn’t always want to be a teacher. A month into teaching third grade at Cameo Elementary School, Lenhart can’t see herself doing anything else. Lenhart is one of the 75 teachers hired […]

What did superintendent mean?

Teachers need district’s support I am a classroom teacher in Roswell and I used to teach in Clovis. I am writing to respond to insensitive comments made by

What did superintendent mean?

Teachers need district’s support I am a classroom teacher in Roswell and I used to teach in Clovis. I am writing to respond to insensitive comments made by

Choices graduates praise teachers, school

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CNJ staff photo: Keely McDowell Miguel Salazar, left, Samantha Garcia, center, and Brittana Boyce are part of the 2008 Choices graduating class. The 110 seniors who will graduate Monday from Choices school gave credit for their success to the school and the teachers. Choices is an alternative high school in the Clovis school system for […]

New school program utilizes teachers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Monica Weirauch, left, and Charlotte Howell teach an English class together as part of the inclusion teaching style recently implemented at Yucca Middle School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Municipal Schools is having success with special needs students using a system that utilizes two teachers in classrooms, according […]