Education

School Access Improves For New Mexico Military Families

STATE News:

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — A coalition of Air Force bases and state agencies were awarded for their efforts July 19, 2021 to improve early school access for more than 243,000 military-connected students and veterans in New Mexico.

The Military Child Education Coalition presented the Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award to a cohort of state-wide partners for creating an ideal relationship resulting in the passing of four New Mexico legislative bills aimed to ease the stress and frustrations of relocating military family.

Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham signed the Military Family


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Highlights: Los Alamos School Board Meeting July 13

Pinon Elementary School in White Rock. Courtesy/LAPS

Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board met Tuesday, July 13 on Zoom and in the School Board Room. President Melanie Colgan opened the meeting by recognizing the COVID vaccination team of Los Alamos County Emergency Manager Beverley Simpson and Nambe Drugs owners Tom and Francis Lovett, as well as Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico and Smith’s Pharmacy. They held 29 vaccination clinics, of which 23 were hosted on school property. Los Alamos has an 89 percent vaccination rate. 


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School Board Appoints Erin Green To Fill Vacancy

Staff Report

In a unanimous vote, the Los Alamos School Board this evening chose Erin Green to fill the District 5 seat, left vacant when Dawn Jalbert resigned from the Board.

Green will serve out the rest of Jalbert’s term, which ends Dec. 31, 2021. She will need to run for election in November if she wishes to retain the seat.

Screen shot via Zoom from Monday’s League of Women Voters School Board Candidate Forum


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Read The Latest Letters To The Editor

LADP News:

Click on the “Letters to the Editor” button on the menu bar at the top of this page, or this link, to access the latest Letter to the Editor submissions published in the Los Alamos Daily Post.

All past letters are archived in that location as well.

Letters to the Editor also are posted on the Los Alamos Daily Post Facebook page.


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Local Author Liddie Martinez Shares NNM Subsistence Farming And Food History With Los Alamos Aug. 5

Local Author Liddie Martinez and husband Rick’s Española Valley farm produces food for their table and to share. She will talk about the history and traditions of food in NNM at 7 p.m., Aug. 5 at Mesa Public Library. Photo by Liddie Martinez

By BONNIE GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
bonnie@ladailypost.com

Local Author Liddie Martinez

Liddie Martinez is a writer, historian, farmer, extraordinary cook and president of the Los Alamos Region and director of community engagement at Enterprise Bank & Trust. Those who know Martinez when she’s wearing one hat, may not realize her expertise extends


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2021 Sophia Feldman Memorial Scholarship Awarded To LAHS Graduates Kari Mason And Nalani Varela

Los Alamos High School student Sophia Feldman, who passed away in September 2019. The Sophia Feldman Memorial Scholarship is awarded to LAHS students in her memory. Courtesy/LAPS

2021 Sophia Feldman Memorial Scholarship recipient and LAHS graduate Nalani Varela. Courtesy/LAPS

20201 Sophia Feldman Memorial Scholarship recipient and LAHS graduate Kari Mason. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) Foundation announces Kari Mason and Nalani Varela as the graduating seniors selected for the 2021 Sophia Feldman Memorial Scholarship.

This scholarship is awarded


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Final 2021 Los Alamos Faith & Science Forum Talk: ‘The History Of Vaccines And The Christian Response To Vaccination’ By Glenn Magelssen July 28

LAFSF News:

The final lecture in the 2021 Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum (LAFSF) summer series is “The History of Vaccines and the Christian Response to Vaccination” by Glenn Magelssen.

Magelssen’s Zoom talk is 6:30 p.m., MDT, Wednesday, July 28.

Abstract: Vaccines have been important to human history for at least 200 years. For some of you reading this abstract you may remember getting a smallpox and/or a polio vaccine. I have included a picture of a person with smallpox as a reference to how lethal this disease was. In this talk I’ll describe the different types of vaccines. The histories


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U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján Joins Colleagues Urging Senate Leadership To Invest In Well-prepared, Educator Workforce

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, joined 13 of his colleagues in a letter to Senate Leadership urging them to invest in a well-prepared, diverse, supported, and stable educator workforce in upcoming physical and human infrastructure legislation.

The letter is aligned with the educator pipeline investments outlined in President Biden’s American Families Plan.

“The United States has invested far less than other countries in the educator workforce, providing little support


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