Category: Education

HLC again places Luna Community College on probation

HLC again places Luna Community College on probation

From the Las Vegas Optic Just one year after Luna Community College ended a three-year struggle to maintain accreditation, the college has again been placed on probationary status. The Higher Learning Commission, a nonprofit agency that accredits around 1,000 colleges and universities in the U.S., has placed Luna on probation, citing in a Nov. 4…

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Sawmill’s ACE Leadership High School focuses on in-demand trades

Sawmill’s ACE Leadership High School focuses on in-demand trades

From Downtown Albuquerque News Tucked away at the eastern edge of the Sawmill neighborhood is a high school that’s doing things a little differently. In addition to more common subjects, they offer hands-on learning in the fields of architecture, construction, and engineering — something they shorten to ACE. ACE Leadership High School was launched in…

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Stukent to add jobs with private equity investment

Stukent to add jobs with private equity investment

From the Idaho Business Review Education technology company Stukent has received an investment from Tritium Partners, a private equity firm with offices in Utah and Texas. Stukent founder and CEO Stuart Draper said he could not disclose the amount of the investment, but he expects it will allow the Idaho Falls-based company to hire around…

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The strange lineage of Albuquerque High traces back to a small college in 19th century Colorado Springs

The strange lineage of Albuquerque High traces back to a small college in 19th century Colorado Springs

From Downtown Albuquerque News You probably know Albuquerque High first and foremost as a place near the Big-I where Downtown area teenagers go to learn things, or perhaps through its famous former location in EDo, which was turned into a collection of lofts and condos 20 years ago. But turn back the pages of its…

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University of Idaho launches cybersecurity master’s program

University of Idaho launches cybersecurity master’s program

From the Idaho Business Review As the threat of ransomware and other internet attacks increases nationwide, the University of Idaho (U of I) has added a cybersecurity master’s degree program to its computer science (CS) offerings. The master’s program builds on U of I’s existing bachelor’s program, which launched last fall, and gives computer science…

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Former LCC employee fired for pot use sues for wrongful termination

Former LCC employee fired for pot use sues for wrongful termination

From the Las Vegas Optic Luna Community College is facing a wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a former employee who alleges Luna violated his state constitutional rights by firing him for using medical cannabis. At the center of the lawsuit is an employee’s right to use medical cannabis, and whether an employer can terminate someone…

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‘Deep roots of love’; MMS staff, students memorialize dedicated teacher

‘Deep roots of love’; MMS staff, students memorialize dedicated teacher

From the Las Vegas Optic For nearly three decades, Patricia Pace could be found teaching in classrooms across New Mexico, including Memorial Middle School in Las Vegas. Pace passed away suddenly late last month, but her students and coworkers have made sure her memory will live on for years to come. Those who cherished their…

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Former Pecos coach at center of child rape lawsuit indicted on federal charges

Former Pecos coach at center of child rape lawsuit indicted on federal charges

From the Las Vegas Optic A former Pecos High School boys basketball assistant coach has been indicted by a federal grand jury on five counts of using interstate commerce to entice or coerce minor girls into sexual activity. Joshua G. Rico, 25, was arrested Friday and appeared in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque Monday morning…

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Lawsuit alleges Pecos school district ignored child sexual abuses

Lawsuit alleges Pecos school district ignored child sexual abuses

From the Las Vegas Optic A lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court last week accuses the Pecos Independent School District of having a “history of indifference” toward child rape and sexual abuse, and of failing to prevent sexual assaults within the district. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a minor identified as “Jane Doe,”…

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