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Two El Paso schools designated as new T-STEM Academies by TEA

Commissioner of Education Michael Williams announced today that the Texas Education Agency has designated 16 new Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academies for the 2014-2015 school year.

A&M not troubled by lawmakers' recommendation letters

Recommendation letters written by elected officials and submitted directly to a university president have been a source of controversy at the University of Texas at Austin.

NMSU's Domenici Conference announces change to second day schedule

Organizers of the 2014 Domenici Public Policy Conference, hosted by New Mexico State University and set for Sept.

NMSU offers Head Start Child and Adult Care program

Las Cruces surrounding area residents won't have to look for caretakers anymore. New Mexico State University will be offering a Dona Ana County Head Start Child and Adult Care Food program for children and elderly residents.

5th grade EPISD teacher named Region 19 Elementary Teacher of the Year

Don Belnap was named the Region 19 Elementary Teacher of the Year for 2015 earlier this week.

YISD educator wins Region 19 Teacher of the Year

Ysleta Independent School District teacher Marlene R. Gallegos has been named the 2014-2015 Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Education Service Center (ESC)-Region 19, and will now compete for Texas Teacher of the Year honors in October.

Immunize El Paso advises up-to-date vaccinations for back to school kids

Back-to-school season is here. Time for parents to gather supplies and back packs. It’s also the perfect time to make sure your kids are up to date on their vaccines.

NMSU offering Ag Day Degree in conjunction with Agriculture Day activites

New Mexico State University offers a chance to learn about wildlife, animal breeding and other related topics through various courses hosted by its Department of Extension Animal Sciences & Natural Resources during the second annual AG Days

NMSU's Hougland brings horticultural knowledge to northern pueblos

Working for New Mexico State University at the Sustainable Agriculture Science Center at Alcalde is fulfilling two of Tory Hougland’s career desires – working at the science center and helping people learn about sustainable agricult

NMSU will offer classes at Fort Bliss this fall

Beginning in fall 2014, New Mexico State University will offer two courses at Fort Bliss. Both classes are in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and are eight-week mini-semesters.

NMSU STEM Outreach Center expands summer camps and locations

After the fairy godmother’s work is complete, how does Cinderella get to the ball?

Las Cruces host back-to-school immunization clinics

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Las Cruces Central Public Health Office will be hosting back-to-school immunization clinics at the Cineport 10 Movie Theater in the Mesilla Valley Mall, 700 S. Telshor Blvd on the following dates:

NMSU hosts Aggie Welcome and Orientation Week

With the start of fall classes less than two weeks away, New Mexico State University will host a variety of events during Aggie Welcome and Orientation week to introduce students to campus life.

NMSU School of Nursing to host White Coat Ceremony

The New Mexico State University School of Nursing is one of only 100 schools to be selected to host a White Coat Ceremony.

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