On Friday, AFT New Mexico sent a letter to the state’s schools chief threatening to withdraw support for renewal of New Mexico’s waiver under the No Child Left Behind Act if three conditions weren’t met. [...] Also on Friday, the board of the state’s other teachers union, the National Education Association, passed a resolution authorizing its leadership team to look into legal action against the PED’s teacher evaluation system, which took effect this school year.
Angered by what he considers the education department’s heavy-handed mandates, Munoz wants the agency and its appointed leader, Hanna Skandera, to be evaluated through a system established by a legislative education committee.
Munoz, D-Gallup, said under Skandera and Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration, his hometown high school been forced into a chaotic start because testing threw the curriculum out of balance and dampened intellectual curiosity.
There will be 16 voting convenience centers in Rio Rancho, two in Corrales and one in Bernalillo in 2014 elections, according to a plan the Sandoval County Commission adopted Thursday.In 2012, Rio Rancho had just five voting convenience centers despite being one of the largest cities in the state.
Also, he previews a portion of Rep. Steve Pearce's upcoming autobiography:
It’s a downright exciting opener as Pearce, a longtime pilot, describes a flight in his personal plane one night in 1998. He had flown his wife to see their daughter in Arkansas. On the return flight over Texas, the trip got more than a little bumpy.
Baldonado, a Christian, insists he has nothing against Buddhism or Hinduism, but said yoga could be seen as a gateway to Eastern religion. “It’s just not something we partake in,” he said in an interview.
He and his wife home-school their three daughters so there’s little chance they will be exposed to yoga or other religious practices, he said. The girls are on a swim team, he added, “and when the coach uses yoga, we opt out.”
Rowe said the $33,000 the county supplied the library was typically allocated toward purchasing new books. She said the money was also used to buy DVDs, CDs and other informational material.
"There's not going to be any way to make up this funding," Rowe said "If we don't get this money, if this money is not restored, there will be a permanent reduction in the book budget."
“I really haven’t followed any of it,” said Whipple. And does Whipple think two decades later it is time for an update or new study?
“What’s the purpose? I’m not sure what another study would do except maybe come up with revised estimates,” Whipple said. “I can’t really tell you it would be worth it to do another one.”
University of Florida professors Timothy Kellison and Brian Mills gave their presentation on the study at the Sports Marketing Association conference in Albuquerque last week.
“In retrospect, the subsidization of the Rio Rancho arena may not have been in the city’s best interests,” according to an abstract of the presentation.
Today, Mogollon, billing itself as the ghost town that refuses to die, is privately owned and run by Mogollon Enterprises. The small town of a couple dozen residents is tucked away in the narrow canyon and receives only a few hours of sunlight a day. Silver Creek runs along the north side of the main street straight through town.
The town is home to several small businesses today, such as antique stores, an artisan gallery, cafe, museum and the theater that is believed to be the oldest intact movie house in the state.
I know that a lot of Americans are snickering that their team, which they have seen Mexico clamoring to beat and humiliate, is responsible for keeping our North American rival’s World Cup hopes alive. Apart from the smugness factor, Americans should be rooting for Mexico’s team if for nothing more than economic reasons.How big of an economic impact would it be if Mexico failed to reach the World Cup? It's in the hundreds of millions of dollars between sponsorships, souvenir sales, TV contracts and other issues.
There are big bucks at stake for bars, restaurants, sports apparel shops and food companies. Millions of Mexicans living and working in the U.S. make their schedule revolve around Mexico’s games during the World Cup. Parties are held, Mexican soccer uniforms and paraphernalia are purchased, and a lot of beer is drunk.