Extended learning has something for every interest

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist My first contact with extended learning, or, community education, as it is sometimes known, was in the art center in Sewickley, Pa., not far from where I was working in Ohio. The subject was the carving of a hunting decoy, in this case a Canada goose, and I had, I […]

Education feature: CCC seeks online expansion

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Clovis Community College is hoping to expand its online classes. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena: Hartz: CNJ staff writer Traditional classroom learning has a rising competitor. Electronic learning through TV and the Internet has gained popularity at colleges and universities across the country. And soon, Clovis Community College students may be able to earn […]

Young talents abound in Nutcracker

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers A Christmas tradition is continuing for a pair of local schools, as audiences have four chances to catch “The Nutcracker,” starting tonight and running through Monday. Clovis’ Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy has the first performance, tonight and Friday. Sunday and Monday finds dance classes at Eastern New Mexico University’s Extended Learning […]

Fire Department gets new fire safety house

Bruce Ford, 27th Fighter Wing Assistant Chief of Fire Prevention, opens the door to the new fire house recently acquired by the Cannon Air Force Base Fire Department. Melanie Salazar The door and doorknob are hot. Smoke pours into the room between the door and the threshold, and the fire alarm chirps stubbornly in the […]

Local karate students gain nationals

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Gabe Chilson, 9, was named national champion for his age division at the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) National Karate Championships earlier this month in Lakeland, Fla. (CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent Learning the ins and outs of karate is a serious task. But excelling at it can lead to some […]

Tourism perk of full-immersion learning

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist Hola amigos, from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. I’m coming to you from a half continent away, ironically, to learn something I probably could have learned while growing up as a child there in P-Ville. Myself and a group of students from Eastern New Mexico University have said hasta la […]

Late-learning Spanish not easy as ABC

By Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist I guess I was destined to learn to speak Spanish late in life like many gringos. I read last week that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and three other guys who want his job have been busy learning to roll their Rs so they can hablar en español. According […]

School officials suggest modified testing

By Mike Linn: CNJ news editor School officials believe modified testing of special education students will better measure student knowledge and increase a school’s chances of meeting state education standards. Most special education students have average intelligence, and are smart enough to pass standardized tests for their grade levels, just as long as the tests […]

Bollinger, Joe

Joe Bollinger Services:Have been held. Joe Bollinger, 74, of Phoenix, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2004, in Phoenix. He was born on April 25, 1930, in Portales, to Ruben and Josie Bollinger. Family members said he was optimistic, had a creative spirit and a thirst for learning. Survivors include two brothers; five children; 26 grandchildren; and […]

Human chess match shows visitors aspect of education

By Jack King, CNJ STAFF WRITER Program shows methods by which students can learn on various levels. At Lincoln Jackson Elementary School Friday a group of Chris Harrell’s sixth-graders took the form live chess pieces, moving around on squares on the floor of the school gym. Some were kings, some were queens and some were […]

Boy Scout learning program helps teachers

Reporter’s Notebook Several Clovis schools are using a supplement provided by the Boy Scouts of America for teaching about ethical decisions, character building, interpersonal relationships, practical living skills and participating citizenship, said Boy Scouts District Executive Scott Kilian. Kilian said the “Learning for Life” program is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Scouts. Teachers at […]

House helps state students

By Michelle Seeber House may be a small community in eastern New Mexico, but it has a school that draws students from all across the state. The school, known as The Learning Center at House High School, is for students who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to attend high school on a regular […]