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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
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

Letter To The Editor: Bike To Work Day ... Disaster Waiting To Happen?

on May 20, 2018 - 8:10am
White Rock

I am an avid cyclist, riding for multiple charity events and the like. I love road cycling and find a way to avoid vehicles for the most part (travel on less-used roadways, use a mirror to be safe, avoid heavy traffic periods, wear brightly colored clothing, wave at vehicles that pass me safely, etc.).

I did take part in ride-to-work day Friday and have a few comments. So many people read the Post, and hence I was hoping you could help me make this day (and every day) safer for cyclists. 

I rode my bike to work Friday from White Rock, choosing to take the

Fr. Glenn: The Leap Of Faith

on May 20, 2018 - 7:13am
By Rev. Glenn Jones
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church
Los Alamos

Many thanks to Terry Goldman for his comments about last week’s column. He mentions a “quibble”, there’s really no quibble at all because we’re in full agreement concerning the realm of physical sciences. My point was that, absent tangible and verifiable evidence, we use that which we have to determine the likely existence (or not) of an entity.

For instance, in the dark matter example, even if no further evidence could be found either to the affirmation or contrary, science would likely still hypothesize its

Letter To The Editor: Support Pete Sheehey For State Legislature

on May 19, 2018 - 4:54pm
Los Alamos

As a resident of Los Alamos for many years, I would like to express my support for Pete Sheehey's candidacy for District 43, New Mexico House of Representatives.

Pete is strongly committed to fully serve in the best interests of our District and State. He is currently a member of the Los Alamos County Council, he is a recent vice chair of the Los Alamos Planning and Zoning Commission, and he is president of the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security.
Pete has the experience, skills, judgment, leadership qualities and personality to be

Letter To The Editor: Christine Chandler Will Be A Champion For Strong Progressive Values

on May 18, 2018 - 7:59am

Los Alamos

I am writing to voice my strong support for Christine Chandler to represent State House District 43.   

As our representative, Christine will be a champion for strong progressive values.