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Coordinator works to mesh early childhood programs

LAS CRUCES- My role as the Doña Ana County (DAC) early childhood education (ECE) coordinator is rather unique. La Clinica de Familia and Ngage New Mexico partnered on a grant to obtain funding for my position, which I’ve been in since 2017. My goal is…

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Data will empower community to help kids

LAS CRUCES – The recent death of a proposal in the New Mexico Legislature to expand early childhood education left many education advocates across the state crestfallen. After all, we have heard the statistics about New Mexico before; second in child poverty, second for violent…

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Partnership creates opportunities for local students

LAS CRUCES – On an average day at the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, visitors will see medical students hustling between classes and huddled in study groups. They might also find students much too young to be enrolled in medical school. That’s because numerous outreach…

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Community Action Agency joins education effort

LAS CRUCES – Great nonprofits are built on great partnerships. No organization – no matter how well funded or dedicated – can do everything. Partnerships allow us to learn from one another, help one another and ultimately provide a better quality of life for the…

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Building the New in Early Childhood Education

  Lori Martinez Published 2:13 p.m. MT Jan. 6, 2018 “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but building the new” That quote, credited to Socrates, has perhaps never been more relevant. As we begin the new…

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SUCCESS Partnership Creates Support for Children

Rorie Measure Published 3:25 p.m. MT Dec. 23, 2017 It is Hector’s first day of kindergarten. He is uncertain about starting school and his day can go well or badly. He may eagerly join in activities without confusion or he might not be able to follow…

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Community Schools a New Tradition for Education

Mary Parr-Sanchez and David Greenberg, For the Sun-NewsPublished 1:06 p.m. MT Dec. 9, 2017 The magic of the holiday season inspires a diversity of traditions that fill our lives with joy connecting with friends, family and community. Traditions can offer us a sense of comfort…

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KRWG-Success Partnership coalition a finalist for grant

Glen Cerny Published 1:18 p.m. MT Nov. 25, 2017 LAS CRUCES – This isn’t a headline we see often: “Doña Ana County excelling in education.” However, for the past four years a diverse group of more than 100 organizations has been busy exploring how Southern New…

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Build the Economy by Using Our Brains

Frank Rene Lopez, For the Sun-News Published 12:56 p.m. MT Nov. 11, 2017 “What about our economy?” a friend asked. “Jobs are scarce and the unemployment rate is high.” In fact, the unemployment rate in New Mexico is the second highest in the country at…

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SUCCESS Partnership sees education as shared responsibility

Lori Martinez and Lynda Garcia, For the Sun-News Published 2:01 p.m. MT Oct. 28, 2017 LAS CRUCES – We constantly hear about the dismal childhood outcomes in our state and our region. As a community, we’ve grown accustomed to hearing about how our children are…

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