Teachers finding place for iPads in classroom

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Christina Calloway Special needs students at Valencia Elementary School are enhancing their learning experience in the classroom with the use of iPads. Julie Maloney-Pena’s small class of three received two iPads in October from the school district and Pena says her students have progressed in their learning and social skills since using them. “It’s been [...]

Letters to Santa

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The following letters to Santa Claus are from area children given to Freedom New Mexico by teachers and the post office.

Dora news — Oct. 25

Parent teacher conferences scheduled School will not be in session for students today because of parent/teacher conferences. The school will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. tonight for parents to meet with teachers. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available throughout the day for parents to enjoy as they arrive. All parents are [...]

Legislator named to task force

PNT staff report Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico, has been appointed to the New Mexico Effective Teaching Task Force, according to a release from Gov. Susana Martinez. Roch, the assistant superintendent at Texico Schools, serves on the House Education Committee. The 12-member task force was created through an executive order by Martinez to develop and propose [...]

Teachers should do bargaining in public

Freedom New Mexico At a time when the privilege of collective bargaining is jeopardized for public employees, a Colorado Springs school district has negotiated its master agreement with the teachers union in meetings closed to the public. That takes chutzpah. When called on it last week, board members came to their senses and voted 5-2 [...]

Martinez promotes education during ENMU visit

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Argen Duncan An earned education can never be taken away, Dona Ana County District Attorney Susana Martinez said during a speech about her life Monday at Eastern New Mexico University. Martinez, the Republican candidate for governor in the upcoming general election, was a speaker in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month at the Campus Union Building. [...]

Portales past: Sept. 23, 1960

Portales-News-Tribune: The L.L. Brown chapter of Future Teachers of America held its first meeting of the year in the room of Miss Gilbert. There were 80 students present.

My turn: Teachers stil memorable

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I’ve had my share of good and bad teachers. I was so shy as a child that connections came in small, random ways. I was not the teacher’s pet bringing apples. It was the small things, like in third grade, when Mrs. Lee pulled me into the hallway one morning, concerned because I arrived on [...]

Prom plans in works

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A little Hollywood and a lot of dancing are headed this way Saturday with the Portales High School prom. Students, teachers and parents have been decorating the high school cafeteria since Monday. The theme is “Vintage Hollywood.” “Prom and Maypole are the only times a girl gets to be [...]

Officials say exercise enhances learning

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By Linda Long: PNT correspondent Jumping jacks met geography Monday. Approximately 70 physical education teachers from around the state participated in a special exercise workshop hosted by Eastern New Mexico University Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education Matthew Martin. Martin wanted to demonstrate that exercise enhances learning in spelling, math, science, reading, and any [...]