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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 1:34pm

The School Yard

NMSU ranked among best colleges

New Mexico State University continues to be among the best colleges nationally according to the Washington Monthly National Universities rankings.

NMSU reinstates National Merit, Hispanic Scholar program

High school students can now qualify for higher awards at New Mexico University.

NMSU Plant Clinics return to farmers markets

New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service specialists will be answering questions and helping people determine the causes and possible solutions for their plant problems.

NMSU education faculty partner with community to launch parent library at Central Elementary

For Central Elementary School parents, taking their children to school each morning now includes the chance to grab a book or magazine from a new Parent Library Zone launched this year.

UT-Austin: Mission accomplished for $3 billion campaign

University of Texas at Austin officials are claiming victory after an eight-year capital campaign, which ended Aug. 31, exceeded its $3 billion goal.

Award-winning playwright Mark Medoff to be honored at NMSU gala

“Mark Medoff: Far From Finished” will honor Tony award-winning playwright Mark Medoff and fund an endowment in his name at New Mexico State University.

Abbott to call for credit for massive online courses

Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott will call for students to receive college credit for taking massive open online courses — often referred to as "MOOCs&quo

Momentum for four-year degrees at Community Colleges

Since 2003, when South Texas College, Midland College and

Judge: Texas school finance system unconstitutional

Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

Free UTEP performance will blend Bhutanese and Western musical traditions

The El Paso community is invited to take part in an entirely new, free musical and dance experience that blends the culture of the Land of the Thunder Dragon with traditional Western music at The University of Texas at El Paso.

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.