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As a former teacher himself, Howie Morales has skin in the education game. Since taking office in January as New Mexico's lieutenant governor, he's been one of … more
On Tuesday (June 23) the New Mexico Public Education Department released its guidelines for allowing K-12 students back into the classrooms for the first time since March, when schools across the state were shut down for in-person attendance after the outbreak of a highly infectious novel coronavirus. more
April Winters of Taos Pueblo was among representatives of the Eight Northern Indian Pueblos to attend a national summit along with LANL (Los Alamos National Laboratory) Foundation's early childhood … more
Enos Garcia Elementary and Taos International School, along with Vista Grande High School and Peñasco Elementary, received some welcome news - along with … more
Taos Academy 2020 Honor Roll more
Lisa Comer Hamilton has accepted the position of Superintendent of Peñasco Independent School District, effective July 1. She replaces Marvin MacAuley, who recently took on the Mora … more
For Monet Winters, the COVID-19 pandemic created a lot of hurdles for her to complete eighth grade at Santa Fe Indian School. With school buildings closed in March and no reliable internet service at her home on the Taos Pueblo, Monet waited for large paper packets of schoolwork from her teachers to arrive by mail. more
C.J. Grace, who stepped up as principal of Taos High School in June, welcomes the changes coming down the pike for New Mexico schools. "Governor [Michelle Lujan] … more
Vista Grande High School in Taos is striving to ensure that all of its students soar high and never fall through the cracks. For the fourth year in a row, … more
Imagine getting preventatives for the two greatest pitfalls of high school - suicide and pregnancy - without even leaving the building. Taos High School has teamed with El Centro Family Health to make that a reality. more
It’s often hailed as a big perk for parents burdened with long lists of school supplies, clothing and shoes to buy before the start of a new school year — necessities that can cost up to hundreds of dollars per child. more
This is the first in a set of stories exploring the difference among Taos County schools the state Department of Education grades as A or F. What do those grades mean? more
Musician, theater director and activist Arsenio Córdova has died. He passed away Sunday (Sept. 22) in his El Prado home after a long battle against cancer, cared for by his partner and wife … more
As students decide where to pursue college or vocational programs, our goal is to help them identify a healthy range of schools in regard to admissions selectivity and affordability. We encourage every student to apply to at least one in-state program. more
This dense spherical swarm of stars is called the M3 Globular Cluster and lies some 34,000 light years from Earth. It is found in the constellation Canes Venatici (Latin for "hunting dogs"). It is one of over 150 such clusters located in a random spherical pattern around the Milky Way. It is one of the oldest objects in our galaxy at 11.4 billion years old and may even predate the Milky Way itself. more
They wore aluminum foil turrets fashioned over their mortarboards. They had red ribbons woven festively in their hair or strands bleached blond. Many were young but some … more
By Cody Hookschooks@taosnews.comAs ferocious spring winds tore through the Peñasco Valley on Saturday morning (May 25), the high school graduation ceremony seemed well protected in the … more
A Google search about how to approach college and scholarship essays will yield so many results it will make your head spin. There is such noise surrounding this step - it is almost debilitating. Students and parents alike agonize over what might be the catchiest topics, but there are no right or wrong subjects. more
Hundreds of people participated in an afternoon parade celebrating the Taos Tigers football team for winning their first-ever state championship. more
Come and meet the school board candidates Wednesday evening (Oct. 9) 6 - 8 p.m. at the VFW Post on Old Highway 3 in Questa. Candidates will discuss their goals, their backgrounds and qualifications … 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
About once a month, snow rangers hike, ski and snowshoe their way to the tops of the mountains in Northern New Mexico. They have a … more
Community members gathered at UNM Taos Bataan Hall Thursday for a discussion about the landmark Yazzie/Martinez v. New Mexico case as the deadline for the state respond rapidly approaches. Taos … more
The state education department has adopted the SAT - heavily revised to be more culturally sensitive, according to some - as its primary tool to measure New Mexico high school student achievement. more
What is the Two-Mill Capital Improvements Levy (SB 9), and why is it important? … more
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