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Freshmen educated on financial aid

A new financial aid program at Eastern New Mexico University is targeting financial literacy for freshmen, and is one of a few changes on the first day of instruction for the college's fall semester. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Josh Cunningham, left, a junior who just transferred to Eastern New Mexico University this semester from Golden […]

Schools focusing on attendance

One of the main focuses for Portales High School faculty this school year is keeping students from missing class time, according to Principal Melvin Nusser. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Portales High School officials are saying they are preparing to "crack down" on the issue of high school students missing school by educating parents and students […]

Dora news: Aug. 21

Preschool news Patty Mohon, preschool teacher, and her assistant, Elaine Schneider, are preparing for another school year for their students. Preschoolers in the Monday/Wednesday group will begin on Aug. 27, with the Tuesday/Thursday group starting on Aug. 28.

Educators prep for changes

Progress was the educational theme Thursday morning during a back-to-school conference held by Portales Municipal Schools. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Portales Municipal Schools faculty and board members piled into the Portales High School auditorium Thursday for a back-to-school conference in which state officials were invited to speak on educational progress in New Mexico. Guest speakers […]

Meetings watch: Board of Education

At a Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting Monday in the L.C. Cozzens Administration Building, board members: Heard a report on Drum Majors and Leadership Camp members by high school band director Jennifer Johnson. Johnson recognized student Tyler Howard for making the Conductor's Challenge at the camp and recognized Howard and Jennifer Saloman for […]

Portales schools show improvement under new grading system

Improvement, however big or small, is a good thing, according to Clovis and Portales school officials. The Clovis and Portales school districts flunked in the category of growth of lowest performing students in the new state School Grading System for school districts but saw overall improvements in math and reading. "Our scores are better overall […]

Student says she’s grateful for interest rate reprieve

Eastern New Mexico University student Alesha Jones is grateful that she doesn't have to take a second job while she pursues her degree in communication disorders. CMI staff photo: Christina Calloway Student worker Alesha Jones, 20, does inventory Monday morning in Eastern New Mexico University's Golden Library. She says she'll be able to rest easier […]

College keeps youths busy

Grace Helton held up a University of North Carolina T-shirt on Monday, telling friends she was making her T-shirt pillow case for her father because UNC is his favorite college basketball team. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Kids College students lay out home-brought T-shirts to make pillow cases with, an art project students said they were […]

Report gives N.M. schools low ranking

Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble is confident his university offers a quality education even though a new report says New Mexico colleges and universities are under-achieving compared to other schools nationwide. File photo Colleges and universities in New Mexico received low rankings in the areas of academic performance and student success in a […]