Students reach summit

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Freedom New Mexico photo: Karl Terry Tommy Vallejos, director of the Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education, addresses the audience at the Latino Leadership Summit at Eastern New Mexico University Friday. Vallejos said his life was transformed when he joined the Army and later whe By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In its third year […]

9/15 Educaton Digest

School officials seeking feedback Clovis Municipal Schools officials are seeking public feedback on a series of proposals suggested by superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. The superintendent will lead community discussions at three locations beginning next week. School board members also may be in attendance. Seidenwurm unveiled several proposals for the district at a Tuesday school board meeting; […]

Hispanic or Latino? What’s in a name?

by Helena Rodriguez When my daughter Laura and I walked into Dillard’s last weekend, it was not only looking a lot like Christmas, it was more like a Hispanic Christmas. This department store is one of a handful of upscale retailers accused a few years ago of a string of racist practices said to have […]

Latinas are trying to shatter stereotypes

Helena Rodriguez Somebody said something the other day that ticked me off. I was apologetically five minutes late for an interview. I even called my boss to tell this person I was going to be five minutes late. When I got there, this guy said, “Latinas are always late!” He happened to be a Latino/Hispanic […]

Program focuses on Latino education

By Darrell Todd Maurina Local school officials expressed interest in bringing a program to Clovis that has been shown to improve education for Hispanics. Ladona Clayton, assistant superintendent of instruction for the Clovis Municipal Schools, introduced three representatives of a program from Albuquerque Tuesday night to a joint meeting of the boards of Clovis Municipal […]