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An academic mix

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 mixmost 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

Feature

Lost and Found

The children of Cuidando los Niños

A soft-spoken young woman in a button-up shirt and black slacks bows her head. “Ya’at’eeh,” she says quietly in Navajo, then switches to English. “I became a mother at age 17,” begins Reina. She now has three young daughters.

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Student writes about LGBT rights in Clovis

The Sunday, May 1 rally in Clovis, N.M.
Courtesy of Albuquerque Pride President Jesse Lopez
The Sunday, May 1 rally in Clovis, N.M.

Clovis High School’s Purple Press was unable to run editor James Walker’s report about another student trying to start a Gay-Straight Alliance. So the Alibi published Walker’s story online.

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 approvedeven 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.

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The Daily Word 4.29.11

Morocco cafe bomb, dolphin podcast, Superman's citizenship

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.

Superman threatens to renounce US citizenship.

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.

news

Two incumbents ousted in yesterday's election

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.

Get to know your APS school board representatives.

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.

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The APS and CNM election is today

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

Feature

The Most Important Election You Don’t Know Anything About ... Yet

APS and CNM leadership hinges on your vote Tuesday, Feb. 1

All voters in these districts who registered before Jan. 4 are eligible to cast ballots in the APS/CNM election. Find your polling location at bernco.gov/wherevote or call 468-1291.

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Feature

APS School Board

It’s not an election that makes more than a small blip or two on the public’s radar. Turnout is notoriously low. But 2011 sees our public school systems facing enormous stress that could force them to change course long-term.

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CNM Governing Board

UNM Regents get all the attention. You rarely hear about the CNM Governing Board, even though the school now has more undergraduates than any other higher education institution in the state. Seven elected members sit on the board for four-year terms and represent districts from Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties. They determine all policies that govern the large college. This year, Districts 2 (Southeast and Northeast Heights), 4 (South Valley and Southeast Heights) and 6 (near Northeast Heights, North Valley and Corrales) are on the ballot.

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Today's Events

Read to the Dogs at South Valley Public Library

Children can practice their reading in a relaxed atmosphere with a registered therapy dog.

Groove the Dig with Old School John at Blackbird Buvette

Wine Tasting: Offbeat & Interesting Wines at Slate Street Café

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