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Rotary Honors Camryn Dickson As Distinguished Student Of Service

on May 10, 2017 - 8:05am
Camryn Dickson, a Rotary Club Distinguished Student of Service, shares a moment with guest speaker State Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard at the Club meeting. Photo by Camille Dickson
 
Rotary Club News:
 
Los Alamos High School junior Camryn Dickson was honored recently by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos as a Distinguished Student of Service. Dickson is the daughter Camille and Carl Dickson.
 
Each school year, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects nine high school juniors to honor as a Distinguished Student of Service.

Luján Introduces Legislation To Make It Easier For Families To Save For College

on May 10, 2017 - 7:20am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) has introduced the Save for Success Act, which creates a fully refundable savings credit program to better help middle class and working families save money for college expenses and to help address the growing student debt crisis.
 
Nationwide, total student loan debt now exceeds $1 trillion. In 2015, nearly 70 percent of seniors who graduated from public and nonprofit colleges had an average of $30,100 in student loan debt. 
 
Currently, college tuition and savings programs, such as

AFTNM Pass Resolutions In Support Of Immigrant Community In New Mexico

on May 10, 2017 - 5:57am
AFTNM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly and American Federation of Teachers Executive Vice President Kathy Chavez released the following statements:
 
“Today, our union took a stand of solidarity with our immigrant brothers and sisters, and especially our immigrant students.

Los Alamos School Board Adopts $60.7 Million Budget For 2017-18 School Year

on May 9, 2017 - 9:10pm

Los Alamos High School. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board this evening adopted a $60.7 million budget for the 2017-18 school year. 

The budget reflects parent, student, staff and community priorities and is designed to meet the mission and eight focus areas in the LAPS Strategic Plan. The first three focus areas are:

  • Student Well-Being;
  • Student Learning; and
  • Teacher and Staff Well-Being and Excellence. 

https://www.laschools.net/cms/lib/NM01000458/Centricity/Domain/1179/LAPS_Strategic_Plan-FINAL-Pages.pdf

Due primarily to one-time administrative cost savings, the Board

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Skandera: Teachers Should Be Celebrated

on May 9, 2017 - 8:07pm
Education Secretary Hanna Skandera during a visit in 2016 to the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By HANNA SKANDERA
New Mexico Education Secretary
 
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week in New Mexico – a perfect opportunity to reflect on the tremendous impact our teachers have in helping every New Mexico child have a chance to succeed in life.
 
Every child in New Mexico – no matter their background – can learn, and the more we stand behind our teachers and support them, the more they have that chance.
 
Isis Feraudy-Marsilli is a bilingual math

Rotary Honors Richard Thompson With Distinguished Student Of Service Award

on May 9, 2017 - 7:00am
From left, Rotarian Karen Easton, LAHS Richard Thompson, and LAHS orchestra director Michelle Rosette. Photo by Kurt Schoenberg
 
ROTARY News:
 
Los Alamos High School junior Richard Thompson, Jr. was honored recently by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos as a Distinguished Student of Service. Thompson is the son of Darla and Richard Thompson.
 
Each school year, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects nine high school juniors to honor as a Distinguished Student of Service.

Heinrich Proposal To Reinstate Year-Round Pell Grants Included In Bipartisan Budget Deal

on May 8, 2017 - 11:43am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) has announced that his proposal to reinstate year-round Pell Grants was secured in the omnibus appropriations bill approved in the Senate.
 
The deal includes provisions from the Year-Round Pell Grant Restoration Act, which Heinrich co-sponsored, that would allow low- and moderate-income students to use Pell Grants for three semesters each academic year, rather than the current law’s limit of two semesters. 
 
"Pell Grants are the primary form of financial aid for millions of

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