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Hutchinson-Bass: Grades Strengthen Accountability In Education Preparation Programs

on May 20, 2018 - 2:44pm
By Jill Hutchinson-Bass
Santa Fe Teacher
 
I am a proud Aggie and Lobo! I graduated from New Mexico State University in 1991, the same university my paternal grandparents graduated from as teachers in the 1920’s. After I got my BA in education, I earned a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New Mexico. Still, I struggled as a new teacher, starting out with so little time in the field.
 
There were things I wished I knew how to do better, such as valuing the cultural context of English Language Learners and building better relationships with students and

Letter To The Editor: Los Alamos Needs Christine Chandler’s Brains, Talent, Commitment Representing Us

on May 20, 2018 - 2:21pm
By Janie O'Rourke
Los Alamos

I am writing in support of Christine Chandler for Seat 43 in the New Mexico House of Representatives.

Christine has all the important attributes to make her an outstanding representative for Los Alamos. She is hard working, smart as a tack, perseveres when the going gets tough, and she is completely capable of holding her own against the prevailing wind. But in addition, Christine also is capable of listening to all sides, and open to new ideas and new solutions that make sense.

Christine brings years of important experience in both the professional, as well

Shin: No Need For Financial Pain To Expand Pre-K

on May 20, 2018 - 1:31pm
By LISA SHIN
GOP Candidate
NM House Dist. 43
 
Expanding pre-K access is a positive step forward for New Mexico's children. Research shows the benefits of early education, especially for "high risk" kids living with poverty, abuse, and neglect. Chris Chandler says that “there may be financial pain” (link) involved with raiding our Land Grant Permanent Fund or raising taxes to fund more public pre-K.  In the 2019 legislative session, there will undoubtedly be another push for a constitutional amendment to do just that, with the end goal of a “universal pre-K” pipe dream.

There's a better

Council Candidate John Bliss Stresses His Experience

on May 20, 2018 - 7:07am

Los Alamos County Council candidate John Bliss. Courtesy/Kiwanis

By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

John Bliss, a Republican running for County Council, is a devoted family man. When Kiwanis invited him to come and speak April 3, he said no because his son was getting married in another state.

Given another chance in May, he agreed—but said he might have to answer his telephone during the meeting because his fifth grandchild was due.

In his remarks, he stressed his experience as a leader and the importance of experience to the council.

During his years in the Army, Bliss said

Udall Urges Support For NM’s Air Force Bases

on May 20, 2018 - 7:06am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

U.S. SENATE News:

 
WASHINGTON — Thursday, during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on the FY2019 budget for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall urged Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson to support funding and resources for projects critical to the operations and competitiveness of Holloman, Cannon, and Kirtland Air Force bases.
 
Udall pressed Wilson and Chief of Staff of the U.S.

Heinrich Leads Bipartisan Group Of Senators Urging Trump Administration To Combat Anti-Semitism

on May 20, 2018 - 7:04am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) led a bipartisan group of 41 U.S. senators urging President Donald Trump to appoint a Special Envoy to monitor and combat anti-semitism, a position at the U.S. Department of State that has now remained vacant for more than 15 months.
 
In a letter to President Trump, the senators emphasized the importance of the United States leading with action to combat anti-Semitism at home and abroad.
 
“There has been an acute global increase in anti-Semitic incidents over the last year, often

County Assessor Ken Milder ‘Loves His Job’

on May 20, 2018 - 7:01am

Los Alamos County Assessor Ken Milder is running for reelection. Courtesy/Kiwanis
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Democrat Ken Milder, the Los Alamos County assessor, is seeking re-election, and he is unopposed in both the Primary Election and the General Election.

Nevertheless, he told Kiwanis in a recent talk, “You can still vote for me….”

Milder has lived in Los Alamos County for 44 years. He retired after working 38 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He also served 12 years on the Utilities Board and 12 years on the County Council.

He noted that—like a

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