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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 5:28pm

The School Yard

State of Texas reports grade 5, 8 STARR test results

Almost 80 percent of 5th and 8th graders successfully passed the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) mathematics test on their first attempt in April, according to numbers released today by the Texas Education Agency.<

NMSU concrete canoe team takes second place at regional competition, advances to nationals

The New Mexico State University College of Engineering Concrete Canoe Team placed second behind first place Utah State at the American Society of Civil Engineers Regional Conference in Fort Collins, Colo., earlier this month.

Miss Native American NMSU crowned

New Mexico State University student Savannah Lee was crowned Miss Native American NMSU 2014-2015 during the university’s celebration of American Indian Week in April.

EPISD considering tax ratification election

Here are three words you probably haven't read in a while: tax ratification election.

NMSU undergraduate research, creative arts projects in the spotlight

When you think about research in an academic setting, it’s often the purview of faculty members, doctoral candidates or those working toward a master’s degree.

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.