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Return on investing in preschool is high

By Betsy Cahill / New Mexico State University This first appeared in the Albuquerque Journal Thursday, February 11th, 2016 at 12:02am Instead of being at the bottom in child health and well-being, New Mexico should strive to meet the intellectual, economic, physical and social-emotional potential of all its children. We can do this through increased…
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Harnessing local resources to support educators in New Mexico

Writer: Michelle Valverde For the Sun-News When you turn to any form of media these days, you are likely to hear something about formal education. This shouldn’t be a surprise given the important role of education in the United States and the enormous potential for it to positively impact the well being of our society….
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NMSU Human Performance, Dance and Recreation department has international reach

By Bob Wood, Ph.D. Guest columnist Posted:   06/09/2014 01:16:09 PM MDT Our once tiny department of Human Performance, Dance, and Recreation in New Mexico State University’s College of Education is not so little anymore. With more than 500 majors in fields such as kinesiology, physical education, dance and athletic training, our department is quickly…
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Robert Wood: The real shame is they have to choose

Las Cruces Sun-News POSTED:   02/05/2014 01:00:00 AM MST I was so saddened to see the comments by a parent that appeared in the Jan 30 Las Cruces Sun-News that “AP calculus is more important than Physical Education.” And, I am afraid we are developing into a culture that accepts such a philosophy without applying…
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