The School Yard

Former UTEP student to inspire others to dream big

Sonny Melendrez sees himself as a cheerleader of life. He believes that it doesn’t matter where you come from, you can do anything.

Grads hit with defaults when co-signers die, go bankrupt

 Student loan borrowers are suddenly being thrown into default when the co-signer on their loan -- often a parent or grandparent -- dies or files

Las Cruces elementary school raises money for leukemia society

At Jornada Elementary School, on a beautiful Friday morning in March 2014, one student from each of the school’s 29 classrooms and the winning classroom's teacher were able to throw a pie in the face of Principal Julio Martinez.

NMSU celebrates Earth Day

Though Earth Day is officially April 22, New Mexico State University has been celebrating the preservation of the planet throughout most of the month.

Polling Center: Leaving tests behind

Amid the monumental advancements celebrated during last week’s Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library, George W.

Pasodale Elementary parents question "inappropriate" homework assignment

Many parents are scratching their heads over a 4th grade homework assignment handed out on Tuesday but not because they can't understand it.

NMSU Regents give final approval for revenue bonds to support energy savings

At a special meeting April 16, the New Mexico State University Board of Regents gave final approval to issue $15.9 million in system subordinate lien revenue bonds.

Concerned parents, custodial staff pack EPISD meeting

It's starting to become a regular thing. Tuesday evening saw another packed board of managers meeting at EPISD headquarters.

NMSU student monitors fish movement using ear bone

An entire life history spilling details from a metabolic standpoint, water temperature and the locations of fish at a given age can be determined from information on a shard of ear bone smaller than a grain of rice.

EPISD students protest schedule change, teacher displacements

 Dozens of H.S. Hut Brown Middle School students stayed after school Monday, but they didn't have detention, they were holding a demonstration.

El Pasoan elected President of Texas State Teachers Association

Noel Candelaria, a former special education teacher in the Ysleta Independent School District, has been elected president of the Texas State Teachers Association. He will take office July 15.

High school students help clean up a forgotten cemetery

A small cemetery in Vado, New Mexico is the resting place of some of the state's history makers. But nobody has taken care of the graveyard in years.

Local teams prepare for the Moonbuggy Race Competition in Alabama

The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Outreach Canter in the New Mexico State University College of Education supports the two teams from LCPS high schools that are competing in the new NASA Human Exploration Rover Challen

EPISD documents show former Austin principal removed over alleged retaliation

NewsChannel 9 has learned more about why the El Paso Independent School District Board of Managers voted to remove former Austin High School Principal John Tanner.

Timeline: US school violence since 1927

Here is a list of incidents of random elementary, middle and high school (excludes colleges and universities) violence with fatalities, from 1927 to the present.