The School Yard

Senators to get update on state exam passing rates

The 2014 results of state standardized exams — and the continued rollout of a comprehensive 2013 law that changed hig

Sleepy students: delaying school

Your teenager wants to sleep later and now his doctor agrees. Middle and high school students shouldn't have to start school until 8:30 in the morning or later, the American Academy of Pediatrics says.

Hispanic Business names UTEP College of Business Administration #1 in the nation

The University of Texas at El Paso’s College of Business Administration and College of Engineering are rated among the best graduate schools in the country for Hispanics by HispanicBusiness.com.

Efforts to raise teacher certification standards falter

A billboard that periodically springs up along Texas highways asks two questions: Want to teach? When can you start?

NMSU events: August 22- September 5

BARNES AND NOBLE OPEN MIC NIGHTS Barnes & Noble at NMSU will continue the popular Open Mic performances from 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays.

Minerpalooza 2014 music lineup revealed

Since it began 24 years ago, Minerpalooza has become the largest, loudest and most energetic pep rally in El Paso.

El Paso ISD tax rate to hold steady

As El Paso's city council mulls its own proposed property tax rate hike, the city's largest school district tells NewsChannel 9 it's staying the course.

NMSU and Memorial Medical Center to offer public health courses to medical residents

Beginning in fall 2014, the Department of Public Health Sciences in the New Mexico State University College of Health and Social Services and the Southern New Mexico Family Medicine Residency Program at Memorial Medical Center will offer reside

EPISD teacher begins fifth term as Texas Classroom Teachers Association district director

Margaret Cordova, a second-grade teacher at EPISD's Fannin Elementary School began her fifth term as the Texas Classroom Teachers Association district director on August 1, 2014.

YISD hosts Back To School Rally, backpack giveaway

The Ysleta Independent School District helped gear up their students for the upcoming school year. YISD gave away 2,500 backpacks Saturday morning full of school supplies which students said will help their families save some money.

Extracurricular costs

So many schools across the country are so strapped for funds that parents are now being asked to pony up even more, especially when it comes to after school activities.

Two El Paso schools designated as new T-STEM Academies by TEA

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas Education Agency has designated 16 new Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academies for the 2014-2015 school year.

A&M not troubled by lawmakers' recommendation letters

Recommendation letters written by elected officials and submitted directly to a university president have been a source of controversy at the University of Texas at Austin.

NMSU's Domenici Conference announces change to second day schedule

Organizers of the 2014 Domenici Public Policy Conference, hosted by New Mexico State University and set for Sept.

NMSU offers Head Start Child and Adult Care program

Las Cruces surrounding area residents won't have to look for caretakers anymore. New Mexico State University will be offering a Dona Ana County Head Start Child and Adult Care Food program for children and elderly residents.