V.21 No.2 | 1/12/2012
Grading schools and teachers
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Jan 12 2012 4:52 PM ]
In this week’s issue, longtime Alibi contributor and State Sen. Jerry Ortiz y Pino, wrote about the great teacher debate rampaging across the country. How do we improve our schools?
Some folks—like New Mexico’s public education secretary, Hanna Skandera—want to tie teacher evaluations to student test scores. This is being explored in various school districts nationwide. In some cases, teacher pay is determined by how well students do on standardized tests.
The details of how this would work in New Mexico haven’t yet been unveiled. But Ortiz y Pino predicts we’ll hear more about it during the legislative session, scheduled to begin on Tuesday, Jan. 17.
In the meantime, the state graded all our schools. It’s not looking good. There are more Fs than As:
Look up specific schools here.
Ortiz y Pino
The Great Teacher Debate
Guv to tie schools and pay to test scores
By Jerry Ortiz y Pino
New Mexico lawmakers are considering a proposal from the Martinez administration to link teacher evaluations to student test scores. It will be a huge topic in the coming 30-day legislative session set to begin Tuesday, Jan. 17.
V.20 No.37 | 9/15/2011
The Daily Word in cocaine, doves and plus-size
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Sep 15 2011 11:54 AM ]
We might lose 50 post offices.
Politician wears blackface to say he’s Germany’s Obama.
Guy backs car into someone’s living room.
State on a $70,000 hunt for teachers who change students’ test scores.
FBI curriculum: Mainstream Muslims are likely terrorist sympathizers.
Auditor says chairman is blocking a review of the PRC.
Journal complains of the number of police escorting a bike safety ride.
The recession has affected yet another business: Cocaine.
Doves are tasty.
Department of Transportation wants to ban e-cigs on planes. Here’s a list of other stinks that should be banned first.
American Apparel and a plus-sized debate.
V.20 No.36 | 9/8/2011
Michael L. Miller
Make Your Own Fall Wardrobe
The Designer’s Lounge adds new classes
By Summer Olsson [ Mon Sep 5 2011 12:00 PM ]
If you have a hard time finding clothes that fit you just right, or special items that suit your taste perfectly, consider learning to make your own fashions. The Designer’s Lounge, which just produced the teen fashion show Fall Into the Stars, has added new classes for September. Read this week’s Arts story to get an idea of how far these classes can take you.
One of these additions, Embellishment Crochet, starts tomorrow—and more are coming right up— so check the Designer’s Lounge website soon.
V.20 No.35 | 9/1/2011
An academic mix
By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Sat Sep 3 2011 10:00 AM ]
Autumn is nigh, and with the turning season come books and classrooms and new ideas and pocket protectors. Much music on the topic of school has to do with the rebellion against it, lust, alienation or nostalgia. Linked below is a seasonal mix—most of the rock and roll or punk persuasion (sorry, no Van Halen)—to put you in the mood for education, be your participation willing or begrudging. Listen/watch here.
V.20 No.26 | 6/30/2011
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Lost and Found
The children of Cuidando los Niños
By Whitny Doyle
V.20 No.19 | 5/12/2011
Courtesy of Albuquerque Pride President Jesse Lopez
Student writes about LGBT rights in Clovis
By Marisa Demarco [ Tue May 10 2011 2:39 PM ]
Steven De Los Santos turned in an application for the club in late February, according to Walker’s story. The Alliance was approved, but then Principal Wayne Marshall changed his mind and decided to send the request along to the superintendent.
The Clovis School Board voted to ban all non-curricular clubs from meeting on campus during school hours or using school resources to spread the word about meetings.
The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico got involved and demanded the Gay-Straight Alliance be approved—even as a non-curricular club. Albuquerque Pride, the state’s largest LGBT organization, drove down to Clovis to hold a demonstration. Last week, the Alliance was given the green light.
Student editor Walker’s article also addresses other LGBT concerns in Clovis.
V.20 No.17 |
The Daily Word 4.29.11
Morocco cafe bomb, dolphin podcast, Superman's citizenship
By Summer Olsson [ Fri Apr 29 2011 9:56 AM ]
Terrorist attack shreds a Morrocan cafe.
Meteorologists showed live footage of tornadoes approaching.
New regulations aimed at food marketing to help reign in childhood obesity.
Del Norte high school football coach popped for second DWI.
Nearly half a million dollars misused around an NHCC fresco causes scandal.
Hilarious minor differences illuminated by The Oatmeal.
Some researchers say dolphins are too smart for captivity.
Kia Motors recalls cars whose gas tanks fall off.
Malfunction delays space shuttle launch.
National Institutes of Health get favorable ruling on stem cell research.
V.20 No.4 |
Two incumbents ousted in yesterday's election
By Marisa Demarco [ Wed Feb 2 2011 9:12 AM ]
In District 1, challenger Analee Maestas beat Dolores Griego by 502 votes.
In District 2, Katherine Korte won, beating runner-up Peter Sanchez by 189 votes. Incumbent Robert Lucero didn't run.
In District 4, Board President Marty Esquivel retained his seat, beating runner-up Cheryl Ann Harris by 418 votes.
Most CNM races were uncontested, but in District 4, newcomer Mark Armijo beat Carmie Lynn Toulouse, who's been on the board since 1999. He won by 171 votes.
Read up on Armijo here.
The CNM bond passed with a good margin.
The APS and CNM election is today
By Marisa Demarco [ Tue Feb 1 2011 9:36 AM ]
Regardless of the snow, the APS and CNM election is happening today from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find your polling location here or call the Bernalillo County Clerk's election line at 468-1291. Read about the candidates and the CNM bond here.
APS and CNM are having snow days.
V.20 No.4 | 1/27/2011
The Most Important Election You Don’t Know Anything About ... Yet
APS and CNM leadership hinges on your vote Tuesday, Feb. 1
We Don’t Need No Education
CNM faces record enrollment and record cuts
By Erin Adair-Hodges
The Daily Word 01.20.10: Garbage hotel, mafia, Gov. Martinez
By Marisa Demarco [ Thu Jan 20 2011 11:17 AM ]
130 arrested from seven mob families in a mafia crackdown.
This guy’s trying to learn how to speak prairie dog.
How about an extra year to decide about college without losing your lotto scholarship?
Only 70 percent of the population can see 3D movies.
What was served at the “quintessentially American” dinner honoring Chinese President Hu Jintao?
National Republicans may be considering Gov. Martinez for bigger things.
UNM Regent Jack Fortner is sure the governor will reappoint him. Did the $40,000 he donated to her campaign help?
Michelle Obama teams up with Wal-Mart on her healthy food campaign.
A hotel made of garbage! What will the Spanish think of next?
The ladies of death row. (Not the record label.) Wait, why is this a story?
Rasputina • cello rock • Daniel Knox at Launchpad
Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: Piano and Clarinet Quintets at New Mexico Museum of Art
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