Category: Education

WLV Head Start makes adjustments due to pandemic

WLV Head Start makes adjustments due to pandemic

From the Las Vegas Optic West Las Vegas Schools will soon hire two new “co-teachers” for its federally-funded school readiness program Head Start. The Board of Education unanimously approved the hirings during its regular meeting last Thursday. Head Start program managers are also working to train current teachers on the use of Google Meet, a…

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LVCS, former volleyball coach battle over public records law

LVCS, former volleyball coach battle over public records law

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas City Schools has again violated the state’s public records law, according to the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, a nonprofit dedicated to government transparency. The district was chided by the New Mexico Office of the Attorney General in late January for charging illegal fees for access to…

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Bob Kustra, 2019 Icon

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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Carnegie Public Library blends history with new technologies, services

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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West board considers expanding college credit program

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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West delays decision on arming resource officer

West delays decision on arming resource officer

From the Las Vegas Optic There’s no perfect answer. That’s what Gino Zamora, legal counsel for West Las Vegas Schools, told the Board of Education Thursday night as he laid out the options for having an armed presence on district campuses. Zamora told the board the district had three options that, due to requirements set…

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City Schools tables talk of new bus

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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Homeless shelter a dominant topic at meeting

Homeless shelter a dominant topic at meeting

From the Las Vegas Optic Residents who live in the areas near Legion Park Elementary School and Memorial Middle School crowded into the Las Vegas City School’s boardroom Thursday night. The Board of Education took public comment on a proposal by the City of Las Vegas to utilize unused school buildings as a temporary homeless…

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West Las Vegas discusses testing, security issues

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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