The School Yard

UPDATE: District says developer denied red, white & blue for new school

The Canutillo Independent School District now says it was a developer that denied a request to keep a patriotic color scheme on one of its new schools, not a neighborhood association.

Air Force dubs UTEP engineer Promising Young Investigator

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) has named Pavana Prabhakar, Ph.D., assistant professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at El Paso, as an exceptional young investigator.

East Point Elementary's 'precautionary lockdown' lifted

Officials with Ysleta ISD confirm to NewsChannel 9 that the lockdown at East Point Elementary, on the city's eastside, has been lifted.

Catholic school enrollment down in El Paso

The St. Matthew Catholic School library was the spot to be on Tuesday afternoon, at least if you were one of the school's 4th graders.

Students, staff from Del Valle ES represent YISD in Texas Capitol Schoolhouse

Students and teachers at Del Valle Elementary School in Ysleta ISD will have the unique opportunity to participate in the Texas Capitol Schoolhouse next week, as they are one of only ten school districts in the state to demonstrate to legislato

UTEP engineering undergrads to focus on innovation, entrepreneurship

UTEP is joining a program that aims to make its engineering students more innovative. A national network of universities called Epicenter has chosen UTEP as one of 25 schools that will join the Pathways to Innovation program.

EPE donates $25K to EPISD's Education Foundation

The Borderland's largest school district has been offering financial help to many students and teachers.

NMSU sees high student satisfaction in NSSE survey

New Mexico State University students pointed to good experiences in areas such as learning with their peers and the academic challenges they were offered while attending NMSU, according to a national study.

EPISD delays discussion of facilities recommendations

The Board of Managers with El Paso Independent School District have decided to postpone any discussion on the recent facilities recommendation report.

Catholic volunteers team up with Sheriff's Office to hand out coats for children

Hundreds of the neediest children in the Borderland are getting a little relief from the cold thanks to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office and a catholic community group.

EPISD to consider closing eight elementary schools, consolidating campuses

After a lengthy facilities review process, the El Paso Independent School District Board of Managers is finally ready to review the recommendations summary at this Thursday's board meeting.

NMSU pedaling into the New Year toward health, safety

New Mexico State University celebrated its achievement as a “Bicycle Friendly University” by putting up its first sign on campus in December.

New Year's is the best day to apply for financial aid

Hoping to relax on New Year's Day? Well if you or a family member is headed to college in 2015, that's too bad.

San Eli Golden Starlettes need your help

The Golden Starlettes, the dance team for San Elizario High School is headed to the Contest of Champions in Orlando, but they need your help. The trip will cost the team $27,000.  So far, they've raised $17,000.

Parents at North Loop Elementary earn their Passport to Success

A group of parents in the Lower Valley is now better prepared to help their children do well in school thanks to a program called "passport to success".