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2008-09-30 18:01:09

By JOHN SENA Choices narrowed down to nine By John Sena The New Mexican One of the first things visitors to Nava Elementary see is a lighted display case with a picture of Francis Xavier Nava. The school's namesake was the first Santa Fean killed in the Vietnam War.

2008-09-26 12:00:29

By JOHN SENA It's been a whirlwind for Mike Lee and Yann Lussiez, who have spent the last year converting their two elementary schools into K-8 schools.

2008-08-27 12:01:10

By JOHN SENA One day last fall, two fourth-grade boys at Cesar Ch vez Elementary School, an economically disadvantaged school on the south side, spent most of the morning flinging bits of eraser at each other. The teacher, in her first year in the classroom, tried everything.

2008-08-04 15:00:45

By JOHN SENA State education officials stressed student progress during a press conference Friday announcing otherwise grim results from last year's state tests. The annual tests are used to determine whether schools meet adequate yearly progress, or AYP, under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

2008-07-08 09:00:56

By JOHN SENA Having one leader for Acequia Madre and Alvord didn't sit well with staff, parents Grade: Test model used for newprincipal Santa Fe school district officials split one principal between two small schools to save a little money, but parents and staff at those schools want their own principal, and next year they'll get their wish.

2008-06-14 18:00:23

By STACI MATLOCK TIERRA AMARILLA Drilling: Rio Arriba filled with wells Some landowners and Rio Arriba County officials are worried about a Texas company's plans to drill exploratory oil wells in the water- rich mountains east of Tierra Amarilla.

2008-06-14 12:00:21

By Staci Matlock, The Santa Fe New Mexican Jun. 14--Some landowners and Rio Arriba County officials are worried about a Texas company's plans to drill exploratory oil wells in the water-rich mountains east of Tierra Amarilla.


Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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