The School Yard

LIST: State releases study rating Borderland school districts on academic progress, spending

El Paso area school districts received ratings from the Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) to reflect both academic progress and spending at their school districts and campuses.  

Burges teacher resigns after alleged assault

A spokesperson with El Paso Independent School district has confirmed that a Burges High School Business teacher has resigned following an alleged assault that occurred on Wednesday, March 5.

Professor’s travels through Poland highlighted in NMSU ‘Global Connections’ talk

In September 2013 Mary Benanti went on a pilgrimage to central Europe – a trip she describes as a “Pilgrimage of Discovery.” She and a church group traveled to Warsaw, Krakow, the Wieliczka Salt Mine, Jasna Gora, Auschwitz, Bu

Students react to new principal choice at Austin High

There will be a new man on campus at Austin High School when students return from spring break.

NMSU graduate helps restore mule deer population

It’s no secret the mule deer population in most parts of the West have been experiencing dramatic fluctuations throughout the last 40 years in response to changes in their habitat.

Tobacco free kids day

Every day in the United States, more than 3,200 children under the age of 18 smoke their first cigarette and it is estimated that 5.6 million of these youth will die prematurely from a smoking-related illness.

Cabrera takes consolidation questions at Jefferson meeting

The El Paso Independent School District Superintendent found himself Wednesday evening reasserting that two of the city’s oldest high schools will not be merging.

Wells Fargo supports several NMSU programs

Wells Fargo has announced that it will provide more than $45,000 to various programs at New Mexico State University this year.

El Paso team wins Regional Science Bowl Competition

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced that a team of students from El Paso was among 27 teams of middle and high school students who won their regional competitions for the 2014 National Science Bowl.

Baja buggy race is back at UTEP

It’s an exciting engineering challenge that was last at The University of Texas at El Paso in 1998.

Eastwood HS students qualify for state science fair

Students from Eastwood High School competed at the Sun Country Regional Science and Engineering Fair last month.

Canutillo HS student wins cupcake competition

Students from throughout the city came to Canutillo High School over the weekend to show their best cupcake baking and decorating skills during the 2014 El Paso Area High School Cupcake Battle.

No charges filed against Mesquite, NM teacher after explosive scare

UPDATE: The Dona Ana County Sheriffs Department will not file charges against the teacher who brought a model of an explosive device to Mesquite Elementary School Monday morning.

Baja Competition returns to UTEP

Approximately 1,500 participants with 100 collegiate teams from around the world will converge at UTEP to participate in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja competition April 24-27.

EPCC celebrates Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, El Paso Community College (EPCC) Diversity Programs will hold its 6th annual Diamond Awards.