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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 11:31am

The School Yard

Charters push back against measure on school closures

In 2013, when Texas passed its first overhaul of charter school policy since 1995 — the year the publicly funded but privately operated schools were first established in the state — lawmakers included a provision intended to speed t

Texas posts top high school graduation rates, again

Texas education officials once again announced top high school graduation rates on Tuesday, reporting that 88 percent of public school students in the class of 2013 received a diploma within four years.

Gadsden schools, including four with delayed start dates, upgrading amenities with $38 million bond

Unfinished construction forced four Gadsden Independent School District schools to delay the first day of their academic year, affecting about 1,000 students who were set to return from summer vacation on Monday.

Tax-Free Weekend: What you need to know

Tax-free weekend is upon us! This Friday through Sunday (Aug. 8-10), family's across the state will look to get the best bang for their buck on back to school items.

Canutillo ISD campaigns to keep students

The Canutillo Independent School District is launching the 'Go Canutillo' campaign Saturday, August 2, in order to keep students in the district.

Donna Wagner named interim dean of NMSU College of Health and Social Services

Donna L. Wagner has been named interim dean of the New Mexico State University College of Health and Social Services.

McRaven named sole finalist for UT System Chancellor

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

TSTC launches center for employability outcomes

With the launch of a new initiative Monday, the Texas State Technical College System could help revolutionize how colleges align their curriculum with workforce demands and help their students match up better with employers’ needs.

Magazines name UTEP’s M.B.A. program among nation’s best

Several national magazines recently recognized The University of Texas at El Paso’s M.B.A. program in their annual “Best of the Best” Lists.

New Mexico school grades released, LCPS a mixed bag

 The report cards are in for New Mexico public schools as Governor Susana Martinez's administration has rated each sc

NMSU Regents approve changes to undergraduate admission requirements

At a regular meeting Wednesday, July 23, the New Mexico State University Board of Regents approved changes to undergraduate admissions requirements subject to the approval of an implementation plan, which will be presented to the board in Decem

Charter approval in crosshairs at SBOE meeting

After the approval of an Arizona-based charter school’s expansion into the Dallas area, the role of the state’s education chief in the charter school application process is under scrutiny.

Deadline to enroll in Texas Tuition Program quickly approaching

The deadline is July 31 for Texas families to enroll their newborns in the Texas Tuition Promise Fund® and avoid future increases in tuition and required fees at Texas public colleges and universities.

A home for children with special needs asking for supply donations

The Lee and Beulah Moor Children's Home is asking for help from the community for school aged children that are currently living there.

NMSU Board of Regents to meet July 22 and 23

The New Mexico State University Board of Regents will meet for the purpose of strategic planning at 7:30 a.m. July 22 in the Business Complex Room 108 on the Las Cruces campus.