10/20 Education Digest

Credit union workers visit schools
Credit union employees and volunteers will have visited more than 60 elementary schools across the nation by the end of this week, according to a Credit Union Association of America press release. High Plains Federal Credit Union of Clovis is among the unions participating, the release said. The current generation of elementary school students have more financial power than previous generations, but lack knowledge of basic money managing skills such as saving and budgeting, according to the release.

Schools celebrating School Lunch Week
Clovis Municipal Schools is celebrating School Lunch Week today and Friday. Parents can eat school lunch with their children and community members will be involved in preparation or serving of lunch to children throughout the week, according to a Clovis Municipal Schools press release. Individual school lunch times vary.

N.M. eighth-graders reading at lower level
New Mexico eighth-graders are reading at a lower level than state eighth-graders who took a national test two years ago, according to the statistics released by the U.S. Department of Education.

The department released “nation report card” results Wednesday. Thiry-eight percent of New Mexico’s eighth-grade students are reading significantly below grade level and are likely to drop out of high school or graduate without the skills needed to succeed in college or the workplace, according to Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education.

CCC to begin GED testing in November
The Clovis Community College will begin GED testing in November. For registration and GED information, contact Candyce Phelps at 769-4019. To schedule a test appointment, contact Jeannie Carr at 769-4125. For information on GED preparation and classes, contact the Center for Student Success at 769-4095 or go to CCC room 171 for free preparation help.

Education Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Marlena Hartz. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: