Logan schools holding work session

QCS staff The Logan Municipal Schools Board of Education will be conducting a work session at 6 p.m., Monday in the board room of Logan School. This meeting is for the purpose of preparing for the Superintendent interviews. A special meeting with an executive session will be held at 8 a.m., on Feb. 11 for […]

Mesalands awarded grant for adult education program

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College was recently awarded the Integrated Basic Education Skills Training grant (I-BEST) sponsored by the Department of Education. The goal of this grant is to help Adult Basic Education (ABE) students succeed in college-level technical programs and complete post-secondary credentials in fields offering good wages and career development. Mesalands […]

Local officials seek more information on state’s grading process

Thomas Garcia Results of the New Mexico Public Education Department’s new school grading system show all Quay County schools are passing yet have the administrations questioning how the data was compiled. On Tuesday, Governor Susana Martinez unveiled the preliminary, baseline grades for New Mexico’s schools based on a unique A-F School Grading Law that passed […]

Education officials visit Mesalands

Special to QCS Jose Garcia, cabinet secretary and Mr. Glenn Walters, deputy cabinet secretary of the New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED), recently visited Mesalands Community College. This visit was to better understand the College’s programs and unique offerings. “I have decided that I needed to visit every single institution of higher learning in the […]

Don’t let your kids become obese: Nutrition program aims to educate parents on healthy foods

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Lynn La In a classroom located in a part of town where a stem of broccoli sells for $2.49 and a pizza costs only three bucks more, parents are trying their best. They want to feed their kids healthier, home-cooked meals but have difficulty finding the time, money or resources to do so. At Kaiser […]

Cuts in gifted education hurt kids’ potential

Aisha Sultan “How can we measure the sonata unwritten, the curative drug undiscovered, the absence of political insight? They are the difference between what we are, and where we could be as a society.” — James Gallagher, former director of the FPG Child Development Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill. There is a well-tolerated discrimination in our […]

School administrators hold meeting with Lambert

Russell Anglin Tucumcari Schools administrators held a due-process hearing April 21 with special education teacher Linda Lambert to address allegations of misconduct, according to Charles Goodmacher, a consultant with the state National Education Association. Lambert was placed on paid administrative leave April 14 amid allegations of misconduct. Lambert said she was reassigned to a teaching […]

Tucumcari Schools cited for compliance issues

Russell Anglin The New Mexico Public Education Department cited Tucumcari Public Schools for “major compliance issues” based on an audit of school state funding and enrollment reports. Other state school districts cited for major compliance issues are Dulce, Santa Fe and Cimarron. “In addition to minor compliance issues, these districts also may have misidentified special […]

Agency rules retaliation claim has merit

Russell Anglin The state human rights bureau determined a Tucumcari special education teacher’s retaliation complaint has merit. The bureau issued a determination of probable cause March 31 stating Linda Lambert has sufficient evidence to claim school district officials retaliated against her for complaining of sexual harassment by former school principal David Castillo. Lambert claims she […]

Looking back — Oct. 13

October 1968 The board of directors for the Nara Visa community center, Travis Nelson, Robert Burns, Jeff Ward, I.L. McAlister and Junior Rock attended a meeting in Clayton in hopes of saving the school building in Nara Visa which is used by the community for all occasions. The Union County Board of Education shut down […]