It’s their business: Inspirations

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Inspirations, 1310 N. Main St., offers a complete selection of education supplies. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Inspirations Location: 1310 N. Main St. What they do: Sell teachers and students supplies, including books, educational games, flash cards, stamps, bulletin board sets and educational materials, with a section for […]

Arizona administrator named CCC president

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer A man with more than 20 years of administrative experience won the five-month-long presidential race at Clovis Community College, his educational record inspiring confidence among those who chose him. Kansas native John Neibling of Arizona accepted the position Wednesday following his selection by Clovis Community College Board of Trustees. […]

Fifteen teaching positions may be cut

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Fifteen teaching and 14 educational assistant positions in Clovis Municipal Schools would be cut under a proposed 2006-2007 school year budget, drafted to compensate for a budget shortfall of about $1.4 million. Four elementary school, five special education and six Clovis High School teaching positions, instead of a previously […]

EDUCATION FEATURE: Educational baby video market booming

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Built around soothing music and simple concepts, such as colors and numbers, Baby Einstein videos are steadily plucked off the shelves at Hastings Music, Books and Video in Clovis, according to Hastings Assistant Manager Fernando Garcia. Each month, around a dozen copies of the video are sold, Garcia said, […]

3/12 Letters to the editor

Students have right to attend school I read Victoria Rae Bryant’s letter to the editor in Tuesday’s CNJ with amazement. (“Principal squelching students’ rights”) I didn’t realize students had rights. Back when I was in high school, the only right I had was that the doors were open when I was supposed to be there. […]

No Child Left Behind — good in theory

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Some responses: “I BELIEVE THE NO Child Left Behind Act is an excellent idea. However, as with any new program, there are kinks that need to be worked out.” — Lynn Davis “THE BASIC CONCEPT IS a good idea and […]

4/28 Education Digest

ENMR-Plateau awards scholarships The ENMR-Plateau Telecom-munications Education Foun-dation recently awarded more than $25,000 in educational scholarships to local high school seniors, according to an ENMR press release. The winners were announced at the cooperative’s annual membership meeting on April 16. The ENMR-Plateau Education Foundation Funds are made possible through abandoned capital credit payments from the […]

No one has right to impose will on others

by Thomas Sowell: CNJ columnist While the media have been focusing on the flap at Harvard growing out of its president’s statement about the reasons for the under-representation of women in the sciences, a much worse and more revealing scandal has unfolded at the University of Seattle. That’s where a student mob prevented a military […]

TV linked to ADD, obesity

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Left to right, Brooklynn Beck, 1, Brayden Beck, 4, and Jayden Kos, 4, all watch “Spongebob Squarepants” Thursday at the Beck home in Clovis. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor Maja Sandoval has some qualms about allowing her 4-year-old son to gaze into the television set for hours on end. […]

Fund requires help from those invovled

Danny Joe Lyle The Clovis News Journal recently reported the state of New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (ERB) fund is $2.3 billion short of what actuarial studies projected it would grow to over the past three years. That number is closer to $1.7 billion. The ERB portfolio has for many years held a strong commitment […]

Voters can secure educational future

Ned Cantwell Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman don’t normally agree on much. They’ve been known to argue about where to have lunch. So why do the two United States Senators stand shoulder to shoulder in their solid support of a proposed amendment to the New Mexico state Constitution to invest more money in education? Because […]