3-13-08 Education digest

By Gabriel Monte

Mesalands offering wind technology class

Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari will be offering Wind Energy Technology classes in the fall semester.

The class will use a 400-foot, 1.5 megawatt wind turbine the college purchased from the General Electric Corp. for more than $2 million.

Information: www.mesalands.edu/wind

Student test fee funds available

New Mexico students from low-income families will receive help paying for Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests, according to a news release from U.S. Rep. Tom Udall’s office.

The New Mexico Public Education Department will receive $80,000 to pay for the tests, according to the release. Students can contact their school counselors or AP administrators for more information, according to the release.

Lesley University courses offered

Cambridge, Mass.-based Lesley University is accepting applications to their graduate programs, according to a university news release.

Lesley University professors will travel to Clovis to teach three-credit courses on weekends, according to the release.

To apply contact local site coordinator Nancy Jobe at 799-3923 or regional director Debbie Andenucio at (866) 600-7030.

Clovis school board officers sworn in

The new officers for the 2008 Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education were sworn in by Municipal Judge Duane Castleberry during Tuesday’s meeting.

Board member Lola Bryant replaces Max Best as president of the school board association, Terry Martin replaces Bryant as vice president and Mark Lansford takes over the duties of secretary from Lora Harlan.

Education Digest is compiled from local and wire reports by CNJ staff writer Gabriel Monte. He may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail:

gabe_monte@link.freedom.com