|Governor Susana Martinez Announces Record-Breaking NM High School Graduation Rates|
Governor Susana Martinez announced that more students are graduating high school than ever before. The class of 2016 set an all-time high graduation rate at 71 percent – an eight percentage point increase since 2011. Graduation rates also increased for New Mexico’s Hispanic, African-American, low-income and disabled students. “With more students graduating high school than eve... Read More >>
|NM KIDS COUNT Data Book Shows Positives And Negatives In Child Well-Being|
The annual New Mexico KIDS COUNT data book—a project of New Mexico Voices for Children—has some bright spots for child well-being as well as some trouble spots. Measures of children’s health saw the most gains, with declines in the rates of babies born at a low birthweight, children without health insurance, and teens abusing alcohol and drugs. The teen birth rate has also dec... Read More >>
|A Look At Reading Proficiency Reporting|
NMiF host Gene Grant and the Line panelists debate some of the latest stories in the news, including whether or not parents of APS third-graders were properly notified about their children’s reading deficiencies. Produced by KNME TV in Albuquerque and you can watch it in the You Tube link at the bottom of the page.
|Saving The Poo Poo Head Generation |
© 2017 Michael Swickard, Ph.D. “Drive carefully! Remember, it’s not only a car that can be recalled by its maker.” Anonymous We need self-driving cars and we need them now. A generation of our kids are set to die and they may take a bunch of us geezers and geezerettes with them. I am not kidding. We need self-driving cars. Why? A whole generation of our kids are driving a... Read More >>
|Artesia Honors Dr. King|
The Bethel Baptist Church Choir performs during the 16th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Observance. It took place Monday at the Ocotillo Performing Arts Center.
|Whitlock Appointed As Interim Municipal Judge |
Carlsbad City Council, in a special meeting, approved Mayor Dale Janway’s appointment of Janell Whitlock to serve as Interim Municipal Judge. Whitlock will temporarily fill in for Municipal Judge Janet Ellis, who has taken a leave of absence for personal reasons. “We very much hope Judge Ellis will be back soon,” Janway stated. “In the meantime, we sincerely appreciate C... Read More >>
|The Flight Of Friendship 7|
With the help of technicians, Astronaut John Glenn enters the Friendship 7 capsule for his historic flight on February 20, 1962. Learn more about the flight and the man during the free Launch Pad Lecture at 9:00 am on Friday, February 3 at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. The New Mexico Museum of Space History, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is a division of the NM Department of Cultural Affai... Read More >>