Category: Education

Profile: Bob Kustra, 2019 Icon

Profile: Bob Kustra, 2019 Icon

From the Idaho Business Review Bob Kustra recently stepped down as the president of Boise State University, after serving for 15 years. But Kustra had never even been to Boise — or to Idaho — until he became a candidate for the presidency in 2003. It was during that first visit to Boise, while staying…

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Article: Carnegie Public Library blends history with new technologies, services

Article: Carnegie Public Library blends history with new technologies, services

From the Las Vegas Optic The Carnegie Public Library has been serving the people of Las Vegas since 1904. Though it was one of three libraries in New Mexico funded with grants from steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, it is now the only one in the state still serving as a library. Today, the…

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Article: Affidavit: Vegas man stole electronics from WLV Head Start program

Article: Affidavit: Vegas man stole electronics from WLV Head Start program

From the Las Vegas Optic A Las Vegas man is facing 36 criminal charges, including 18 felonies, after police say he broke into West Las Vegas Schools’ Head Start buildings and stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of electronics and tools. Gary E. Lucero Jr., 25, was arrested July 3 and booked into the…

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Article: West board considers expanding college credit program

Article: West board considers expanding college credit program

From the Las Vegas Optic West Las Vegas Schools Principal Angelo Archuleta addressed the district’s Board of Education at its regular meeting Nov. 8 seeking support to expand the district’s dual credit program. Under agreements with Luna Community College and New Mexico Highlands University that allow, WLV high school students can enroll college courses while…

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Article: City Schools tables talk of new bus

Article: City Schools tables talk of new bus

From the Las Vegas Optic While much of the Oct. 18 meeting of the Las Vegas City Schools Board of Education was dedicated to hearing a proposal from Mayor Tonita Gurulé-Girón about using a school building as a temporary homeless shelter, the board also weighed a proposal to replace one of the district’s three activities…

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Article: West Las Vegas discusses testing, security issues

Article: West Las Vegas discusses testing, security issues

From the Las Vegas Optic The West Las Vegas Board of Education received details of a 90-day improvement plan for Don Cecilio Martinez Elementary, Union Street Elementary and West Las Vegas High School at its regular board meeting Thursday night. New Mexico schools are issued yearly grades from the state’s Public Education Department using an…

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Article: Highlands celebrates homecoming, 125 yrs.

Article: Highlands celebrates homecoming, 125 yrs.

From the Las Vegas Optic New Mexico Highlands University is set to celebrate its homecoming next week, along with its 125th anniversary. With a theme of “Celebrating 125 Years – Highlands Strong,” the nine-day event will begin today and run through Sunday, Oct. 21. The Homecoming Parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct.…

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Article: LVCS approves creation of electronic sports team, drops STOPit app

Article: LVCS approves creation of electronic sports team, drops STOPit app

From the Las Vegas Optic The Las Vegas City Schools board approved the adoption of a competitive video game team at its regular meeting Thursday night. Recognized by the New Mexico Activities Association, the school-sanctioned activity known as “e-sports” pits a team of video game players from one school against other schools across the state.…

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