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New Mexico students won’t return to regular classrooms this school year as the state continues fighting the spread of COVID-19, the deadly illness caused by coronavirus. more
"The first year, we had 98 posters," said Taos Tree Board chair and certified arborist Paul Bryan Jones. "This year, there were 200 students involved." more
Eight weeks of practice and theory ended with a tasty creation from the culinary department at the University of New Mexico-Taos branch. more
You may have heard murmurs about free college in New Mexico. Students anxiously await the rollout, hopeful of making their dreams a reality. We are excited to learn along with you about the Lobo First-Year Promise and New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship. more
Dr. Toni Wright, who chairs the social studies department at Taos High School, completed both her certification for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards - recognized as the most distinguished teaching credential you can get in the United States - and a PhD in educational leadership during the same month last fall. more
Approximately 300 people turned out Feb. 27 at Taos Community Auditorium for a one-time screening of "No Small Matter," a new documentary film that underscores the critical need for early childhood education. more
Vista Grande Charter High School administrators recently announced receipt of two sizable grants under the state's Indigenous Education and Community Schools Initiatives and outlined plans to restructure the school's curriculum to focus more on indigenous education. more
With the recent closing of New Mexico schools due to COVID-19, Kit Carson Internet is working with Taos schools, University of New Mexico, LOR Foundation, True Kids 1 and Adobe to help provide all children who attend any school in the Taos area with access to online learning.  more
When New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced last week that all K-12 schools in the state would close for at least three weeks to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, districts faced a big challenge: how to help students who need food. more
New Mexico officials ordered all public and charter schools in the state to close temporarily beginning Monday (March 16) as a sixth case of the coronavirus COVID-19 was confirmed. more
At a special meeting last evening (March 9), the Peñasco school board voted 3-2 to reverse its March 3 decision and renew superintendent Lisa Hamilton’s contract for the 2020-2021 school year.  more
The Taos High School culinary department stole the show at the annual New Mexico ProStart competition in Santa Fe.  Both the management and culinary teams from the ProStart competition took home first place in their categories and will be heading to the national ProStart competition in Washington D.C.  in May. more
After deliberating privately in executive session for nearly four hours at a special meeting Wednesday evening (March 4), the Peñasco school board announced publicly to attendees at 11:20 p.m. that they had decided not to renew superintendent Lisa Hamilton’s contract for the 2020-2021 school year. more
The Peñasco Independent School District board will meet today, Wednesday evening (March 4), at 6 p.m., to vote on whether to renew superintendent Lisa Hamilton's contract for the 2020-21 school year. more
Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American children's author, political cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, screenwriter and filmmaker who single-handedly forged a new genre of art that falls somewhere between the Surrealist movement of the early 20th century and the inspired nonsense of a child's classroom doodles. more
“No Small Matter,” billed as the first documentary to explore the most powerful and overlooked force for change in America today, will air at 5 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 27) at Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. more
This was definitely not your mom's or dad's high school career fair - if they even had such things back then. more
Animosity that has smoldered for months in the Peñasco school district erupted last week following an incident that involved superintendent Lisa Hamilton's 13-year-old son. more
State Rep. Derrick Lente spent much of the last year crisscrossing New Mexico to speak with Native American leaders about the needs of kids in their communities. To address them, he sponsored a handful of legislation endorsed by all 23 of the state's tribes. more
A scholarship plan aimed at covering all college tuition and expense costs for New Mexicans cleared yet another hurdle when members of the Senate Education Committee voted 5-2 this week to send it to the Senate Finance Committee. more
"I was taken totally by surprise," said Carla Archuleta, principal of Alta Vista Elementary, when the new Questa school board moved to appoint her interim superintendent at about midnight at the end of a marathon six-hour meeting Jan. 21, replacing interim Cathy Gallegos. more
It is scholarship time. Here are a couple of local scholarships and information on how to apply. more
Update, 8:33 a.m.: 8th Judicial District Court Taos and Taos city offices are on a two- hour delay; see the full article for more updated closings. more
Several area school systems have announced delays for today (Wednesday, Feb. 5) due to weather. more
Updated 7:26 p.m. Taos Municipal Schools have announced a two-hour delay for Wednesday, Feb. 5, due to weather. more
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