Change at PED is good news for students and New Mexico

LAS CRUCES Sun News 02/09/2019 There is new leadership for our state’s classrooms, bringing winds of change that are long overdue.  The new Secretary of the Public Education Department, recently appointed by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, is Karen Trujillo — a New Mexican with over a decade teaching in the classroom and 20 years in teachers’ professional development….
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NMSU Alternative Licensure Program helps develop, foster future educators

LAS CRUCES Sun News 02/12/2019 According to a recently released report by researchers in the College of Education at New Mexico State University, there were 740 teacher vacancies in New Mexico last year, compared to 476 teacher vacancies in 2017. While the NMSU College of Education is working on several initiatives to address teacher vacancies…
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NMSU professor researches development of student affairs professionals turned faculty

Rene Guillaume, a former student affairs professional turned faculty member at New Mexico State University, is using his experience in student services to base research on how other former student affairs professionals carry out their new roles as faculty in an environment where scholarship is a priority. Guillaume earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership and…
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NMSU Professor Karen Trujillo Named NM Secretary Of Education

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An expert in professional development for teachers from Las Cruces has been named as New Mexico’s secretary of public education as the state grapples with a court order to increase school resources for struggling children from minority and low-income families. The appointment of New Mexico State University associate dean for…
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NMSU College of Education selects new Stan Fulton Chair, J. Paul Taylor Endowed Professor

Two associate professors with New Mexico State University’s College of Education have each been selected to positions that will help serve the educational needs of the region. Blanca Araujo, director of the Office for Teacher Candidate Preparation, has been named the Stan Fulton Chair in Education for the Improvement of Border and Rural Schools, and…
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NMSU to create innovative virtual reality lab with gift from Electronic Caregiver

WRITER: Adriana M. Chavez, 575-646-1957, adchavez@nmsu.edu CONTACT: Phillip Post, 575-646-4075, ppost@ad.nmsu.edu CONTACT: Michael Hout, 575-646-2502, mhout@nmsu.edu Two faculty members from New Mexico State University have been awarded $350,000 from Las Cruces-based tech company Electronic Caregiver to create a laboratory for aging and functional lifespan research, along with research of visual search scenarios and motor performance…
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NMSU Math Snacks program uses video games to teach algebra

Adriana M. Chavez, For the Sun-News Published 12:08 p.m. MT Dec. 8, 2018 LAS CRUCES – Researchers at New Mexico State University are looking at how fourth- and fifth-grade students can better understand early algebra concepts after using educational video games developed by the Math Snacks research team at NMSU. In turn, research findings will…
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Academic Excellence Awards & Doctoral Recognition Ceremony

The NMSU College of Education hosted its Academic Excellence Awards & Doctoral Recognition Ceremony Friday afternoon in Rentfrow Hall. Undergraduate and graduate students in the college were recognized during the ceremony, including Garrett Bush, who will be graduating with honors Saturday and receiving a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology; and Hailey Hightower, the college’s Outstanding Senior…
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The LANL Foundation an the Thornburg Foundation host series

The LANL Foundation, in conjunction with the Thornburg Foundation are hosting a distinguished speaker series on education. On Thursday, November 15th, Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, renown researcher and author on education,  spoke about education systems from around the world that work. Dr. Karen Trujillo, Interim Dean of Research in the College of Education, provided a picture…
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Scholarship will help students in Communication Disorders

Las Cruces family establishes endowed scholarship on anniversary of car crash Angela Kocherga, Albuquerque Journal Published 11:21 a.m. MT Nov. 27, 2018 This week’s #GivingTuesday falls on the exact date eight years ago when a car crash left Matt Olson with a traumatic brain injury and changed his family’s lives forever. But inspired by the…
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