The School Yard

Fall Commencement: UTEP, NMSU, TTUHSC and EPCC prepare for fall graduation

When you think of graduation, you might think about the month of May or early June. But for three area colleges and universities, December is also an important time for graduation.

Canutillo Eagles get special escort en route to state semifinals game

When the Canutillo High School football team makes its way to Lubbock for the Texas state semifinal game against Ennis on Friday, they will be well protected by a caravan of law enforcement vehicles escorting them all the way to the El Paso Cou

UTEP receives scholarship funding from Consul General of Mexico

UTEP President Diana Natalicio accepted a $20,000 check from the Consul General of Mexico in El Paso to provide scholarships to Mexican students through the IME Becas Scholarship Program Thursday afternoon.

Latinitas 'Business Chica Conference' this Saturday

Girls ages 10-17 are invited to discover their entrepreneurial spirit and to prepare as the leaders of the 21st Century at the Latinitas' Business Chica Conference.

Texas loses bid for federal pre-K funding

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'Go Canutillo!' posters let businesses show pride

Businesses throughout Canutillo are showing their support of the Canutillo High School Football Team by displaying the official Go Canutillo! poster on their doors and windows.

Canutillo ISD cancels classes for Texas football semifinals

The Canutillo Eagles have done something no other El Paso area school has done before. They've made it to the UIL 5-A State Semifinal Championship game.

Dona Ana Community College selects new VP for Academic Affairs

Dona Ana Community College President Dr. Renay Scott today announced that Dr. Mónica Torres, has been selected as Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) at DACC. She is 54 years old. Torres will begin December 16, 2014.

UTEP football player on Capital One Academic All-America team

Wesley Miller was named to the Capital One Academic All-America second team on Thursday.

New Mexico State and Oklahoma State reach agreement on NMSU’s use of the Classic Aggie

New Mexico State University and Oklahoma State University today announced they have signed a licensing agreement allowing NMSU to continue using the Classic Aggie image on a limited number of materials.

San Elizario ISD recognized for AP success

One Borderland school district now stands above the others in our area when it comes to its advanced placement offering.

NMSU’s doctorate in nursing practice program receives national accreditation

New Mexico State University’s doctorate in nursing practice in the College of Health and Social Services’ School of Nursing received national accreditation for five years from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Gadsden High teacher on leave, under criminal investigation

A teacher at Gadsden High School is on administrative leave pending the results of a criminal investigation, Gadsden Independent School District officials confirmed Monday afternoon.

NMSU international hospitality pilot program concludes in December

Since late April, New Mexico State University has hosted 14 high school graduates from Ecuador as part of a pilot project to teach the students English and the hospitality industry.

University of Texas offers Beyonce, Rihanna feminism course

Beyonce takes center stage at the University of Texas Austin. This Spring, students will be able to take a unique course featuring the superstar, Amanda Brandeis has the story.