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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.

Hanks HS students recognized for achieving 300 community service hours

Hanks High School seniors were recognized for achieving 300 community service hours or more. During first period, the students were called to the theater for the recognition and refreshments.

UTEP receives Star Award from Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

UTEP’s Developmental Math Program has received the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s 2014 Star Award for exceptional contributions toward meeting one or more of the goals of the Texas higher education plan, Closing the Gap

Students raise $3,000 to send diabetic kid to camp

El Paso Jewish Academy students participated in a walk-a-thon Friday to raise money to send a child with Type 1 Diabetes to Camp Sweeney. The students learned about the camp through one of their classmates, Madison Nadler.

Texas approves new Social Studies texts — with changes

After adopting hundreds of pages in last minute updates and corrections, the Texas State Board of Education approved new social studies textbooks Friday.

Publisher pulls textbook from SBOE consideration

  A major publisher has decided to withdraw a social studies textbook under consideration for approval in Texas amid ongoing controversy over last-minute content changes.

EPCC hosts 6th Annual Literary Fiesta Saturday

On Saturday, November 22nd El Paso Community College (EPCC) will hold the 6th Annual Literary Fiesta at the EPCC Administrative Services Center, 9050 Viscount, Building A.

YISD: Sibling of East Point Elementary student under Ebola watch

Ysleta Independent School District officials confirm that a sibling of a student at East Point Elementary in El Paso's east side is currently under an Ebola virus watch by the El Paso Department of Public Health.

EPISD Board of Managers votes to extend lease at central El Paso headquarters

The El Paso Independent School District Board of Managers voted to extend their lease with the City of El Paso for their central office headquarters on Boeing Drive through April 2017 at the district board meeting Monday night.

UTEP Professor awarded Córdova-Puchot Scholar of the Year Award

Richard Pineda, Ph.D., director of the Sam Donaldson Center for Communication Studies and associate professor of communication at UTEP, has been awarded the 2014 Córdova-Puchot Scholar of the Year Award from the Latina/o Communication St

Coronado High students gain recognition at journalism convention

Fourteen students from Coronado High School were recognized at the National High School Journalism Convention in Washington D.C in early November.   The students were accompanied by the school journalism teachers, Alexander Seufert an

UTEP funded by Obama’s Study Abroad Initiative

The University of Texas at El Paso is one of eight universities that recently received funding through the 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative.