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AFTNM Responds To New Mexico PARCC Results

on October 16, 2015 - 5:19pm

AFTNM President Stephanie Ly


Secretary Skandera Spins Low New Mexico Test Results


ALBUQUERUQE – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement: 


“Just as promised, Secretary Skandera delivered exceedingly low test results for New Mexico students who participated in the recent Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) corporate standardized test.  


“Secretary Skandera and Gov.

NMED Improvement Board Hosts Public Hearing

on October 15, 2015 - 10:48am

NMED News:

The New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board (EIB) will hold a public hearing at 9 a.m., Dec. 18 in Room 322 at the State Capitol Building, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe.

The purpose of the hearing is to consider the matter of EIB 15-01(R), proposed amendments to 20.2.77 NMAC (New Source Performance Standards), 20.2.78 NMAC (Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants) and 20.2.82 NMAC (Maximum Achievable Control Technology Standards for Source Categories of Hazardous Air Pollutants).

The New Mexico Environment Department is petitioning the EIB to amend these rules by

Governor Announcing Plans To Bring High-Speed Internet To Every Classroom

on October 15, 2015 - 10:28am

Gov. Susana Martinez


BERNALILLO — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez will announce plans to bring high-speed Internet access to every school in New Mexico.

Currently, more than 30 percent of New Mexico’s schools do not have access to high-speed Internet.

Details of the Governor's plan will be revealed later today.

Luján Signs Discharge Petition To Force Vote On Job-Creating Export-Import Bank

on October 15, 2015 - 8:46am
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District joined in an effort to force a vote on the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. 
Luján signed a discharge petition that would require an up or down vote on legislation to reauthorize the bank once a majority of the House, 218 members, sign on to the petition. 
The bank’s charter expired at the end of June after House Republican leaders refused to allow a vote on reauthorization. After 80 years of supporting U.S.

Udall Highlights Push To Expand Tech Transfer At DOE Labs, Build NM’s Economy

on October 14, 2015 - 1:05pm

U.S. Senator Tom Udall


  • Udall seeks input from roundtable on tech transfer legislation 

ALBUQUERQUE – Today, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall hosted U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairwoman Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) and DOE Acting Director of the Office of Technology Transitions Jetta Wong at Sandia National Laboratories for a roundtable discussion about improving technology transfer and creating jobs.

Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) officials joined several local businesses that were created based on technology developed at the labs to discuss ways to

Los Alamos GOP Meets Thursday At UNM-LA

on October 14, 2015 - 11:55am

GOP News:

The Republican Party of Los Alamos is holding its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at UNM-LA, Bldg 2, Lecture Hall, Room 230.

For further information, contact Chair Bill McKerley at 505.672.1067. 


Going For Gold: Santa Fe Council On International Relations Marks 50 Years

University of California President Janet Napolitano will speak at the Santa Fe Council for International Relations 50th Anniversary Benefit and Dinner  Oct. 24 at the Eldorado Hotel in Santa Fe (Courtesy UCOP).

SFCIR organizes international trips for members and friends. During a recent tour in Turkey, SFCIR President Art McHaffie takes a bite. A 2016 tour is planned for Sicily. Pboto by Joy Constance
Los Alamos Daily Post

“We started in 1965 as a small group of former foreign services officers, who were already getting calls from their associates in Washington to host

Air Force Heeds Heinrich’s Call To Address RPA Personnel Shortfalls

on October 14, 2015 - 8:06am
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, welcomed the Air Force's announcement Oct. 8, to expand the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) mission at Holloman Air Force Base.
The expansion will increase the rate of student production from 603 pilots and sensor operator students in fiscal year 2015 up to an estimated 818 students in fiscal year 2016.
"Our RPA community has been at a breaking point. Our airmen have had to fly countless missions with too few pilots," Heinrich said.