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Swans & Astronomers In Nature Center Planetarium

on October 16, 2017 - 4:23pm
 
PEEC News:
 
What can we learn about the Summer Swan constellation? How are astronomers able to tackle the unsolved questions about space? The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has a planetarium show about the celestial objects that form Cygnus, the summer swan, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 and will show the family-friendly full-dome film We are Astronomers at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22. 
 
The planetarium, located at the Los Alamos Nature Center, projects the night sky and specially-designed films on a 180-degree dome.
 
The constellation Cygnus

Aspen Institute Names Top 150 U.S. Community Colleges Eligible For 2019 Aspen Prize

on October 16, 2017 - 6:40am
Aspen Institute News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named the nation’s top 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges.
 
With a singular focus on student success, the Aspen Prize recognizes institutions with outstanding achievements in four areas: learning; certificate and degree completion; employment and earnings; and high levels of access and success for minority and

SFCC To Close For Employee Professional Development Conference Oct. 20

on October 16, 2017 - 6:26am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College will not offer any services or classes Friday, Oct. 20, while faculty and staff participate in a campus-wide Professional Development Conference.
 
The conference is one of the initiatives of the college to continue to provide ways to support SFCC students in achieving their educational goals. SFCC’s Kids Campus, La Familia’s Southside Clinic and KSFR will be open.
 
Throughout the year, SFCC offers a number of ways to stay notified about weather- and holiday-related delays, cancellations, closures and emergencies.

Rally For Science Education 8:30 a.m. Today

on October 16, 2017 - 5:31am

Democratic Party of New Mexico News:
  • PED to Hold Hearing on Proposed Edits to Next Gen Standards that Omit Basic Scientific Principles

SANTA FE – New Mexicans will rally at 8:30 a.m. today in front of the Jerry Apodaca Education Building, 300 Don Gaspar Ave., in Santa Fe ahead of the PED hearing on proposed edits to Next Gen Science Education Standards to demand that the standards be adopted and implemented in their entirety.

This is a community event to stand up for New Mexico kids’ futures.

SFCC Veterans Resource And Career Fair Nov. 9

on October 15, 2017 - 7:27am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College Veterans and Family Appreciation Day is 3-5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 9 with a Veterans Resource and Career Fair at SFCC, Jemez Rooms, 6401 Richards Ave. 
 
The free event includes information on new benefits and programs for vets, veteran-owned business support, education benefits and veterans’ family services. 
 
Call 505.428.1305, for information.

Los Alamos School Board Passes Resolution To Not Disclose Immigration Status Of Students

on October 14, 2017 - 6:28am
School Board Secretary Ellen Ben-Naim moves for the adoption of a resolution stating that school personnel and contractors will not disclose information on the immigration status of students. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Los Alamos School Board unanimously has passed a resolution stating that school personnel and contractors will not disclose information on the immigration status of students. No records on immigration status are currently kept, in accordance with federal law.

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Education Secretary Praises Local Schools, Fields Questions On Science Standards During Recent Visit

on October 14, 2017 - 6:11am
New Mexico Education Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski with Public Education Commissioner Karyl Ann Armbruster of Los Alamos, left, and Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard at Tuesday's reception. Ruskowski was in town to celebrate the six A grades earned by Los Alamos Schools in PED evaluations. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Straight A Express rolled into Los Alamos Tuesday.

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