11/3 Education Digest

Company says private loans growing fast
Private student loans are the fastest-growing form of higher education student aid, according to a press release from the Lumina Foundation for Education, an Indianapolis-based private foundation which aims to expand access to education beyond high school. The press release cites a College Board annual survey which reports 22 percent of federal education loan volume can be traced to private sources.

Photography on display at CCC
The black and white photography of Carmen Cuevas de Marquez will be displayed Nov. 1 through Dec. 21 in the Clovis Community College Eula Mae Edwards Museum. Marquez’ photography highlights the people, places, and things she encountered while traveling through Europe, Australia, and the United States, according to a CCC press release. Her work has appeared in newspapers, magazines and exhibits in Barcelona, Spain, Sydney, Australia and New Mexico, the release said. The artist was born in Barcelona in 1966.

Astronaut to speak at conference
The last man to walk on the moon is the keynote speaker for the Nov. 2-4 annual science teachers conference, organized by the New Mexico Science Teachers Association and the New Mexico Council for Teachers of Mathematics. Apollo astronaut Harrison Schmitt will speak at 9 a.m. Friday in the Roswell Convention Center, in Roswell, according to Eastern New Mexico University public information officer Wendel Sloan. Limited seating is available to the public on a first come, first-served basis. The annual conference is designed to provide professional development opportunities for New Mexico K-12 teachers, organizers said.

Survey: Education top concern in state
Education is the top concern for New Mexicans in every geographical region in the state, except the east, according to a New Mexico National Education Association press release. A national advocacy group conducted the statewide voter survey in August to measure voter issues of concern, the release said. Fifty-three percent of about 800 voters surveyed said the governor of New Mexico should pay the most attention to education, according to report results. Copies of the report are available from NEA-NM upon request by phone at 505-670-3124 or via e-mail at mkearns@nea.org.

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