New Mexico shows improving achievement on latest education trust report

New Mexico students in grades 4 and 8 show significant increases in achievement from 1998 to 2007 on the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP), but the achievement gap stayed constant or did not change significantly, according to the Education Trust’s Education Watch report.

Rodeo royalty

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Wilma Fulgham displays the key to the city she was award by the city commission in honor of her selection to the Miss Rodeo America Hall of Fame. She is wearing the Stetson hat she earned as New Mexico state fair queen in 1950. By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Locally, […]

God’s love constant in our lives

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist My conception of Jesus has evolved over the years. I knew him first as the Baby Jesus. At a young age, I knew him as Savior, and through the years I have known him as deliverer, healer, adviser and comforter. He is not the one that has changed — I […]

Cowboy hat remains constant icon

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Luis Saena steams a cowboy hat so he can adjust the brim for a customer at Joe’s Boot Shop. Saena began cleaning and selling hats when he was 7-years-old. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer There are few items that signify the history of the Southwest or that carry the […]