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New Mexico artist's quotation included on memorial - Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-06 10:19

New Mexico artist's quotation included on memorial
Albuquerque Journal
SANTA FE — A northern New Mexico sculptor says he's honored that his words are immortalized on a new memorial for disabled American military veterans. The Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/1rded6A) reports that Michael Naranjo attended Sunday's ...

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New Mexico artist's quotation included on memorial - KOB.com

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-06 08:56

New Mexico artist's quotation included on memorial
KOB.com
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A northern New Mexico sculptor says he's honored that his words are immortalized on a new memorial for disabled American military veterans. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Michael Naranjo attended Sunday's dedication in ...

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NM immigration detention center draws criticism

New Mexico News from FoxNews.com ... - Mon, 2014-10-06 08:56
New Mexico immigration detention center Artesia draws criticism from all sides.
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Commentary: Our boys are in crisis

Capital Report New Mexico Blog Postings - Mon, 2014-10-06 08:18

THE CRISIS FOR BOYS: The reasons may be unclear but boys fare poorly in a range of education measurements.

By Rob Nikolewski │ New Mexico Watchdog

SANTA FE — We’ve heard plenty about the so-called “War on Women” and how society doesn’t do enough to nurture its girls, but I’ve got news for you: Boys aren’t doing so well, either.

In fact, a quick glance and Google search turns up some startling numbers that indicate millions of boys aren’t just heading into a danger zone but already are living in it.

Some national statistics:

*Preschool boys are expelled nearly five times more often than girls

*Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with learning disorders

*Boys are 30 percent more likely to flunk out or drop out of school

Here in New Mexico, the figures are just as bad, if not worse.

Two weeks ago, the Legislative Finance Committee released the state’s dropout rates, and the statistics were sobering: 58 percent of the dropouts were boys — 16 percent higher than for girls.

The people at LFC did some more digging for me and came back with even more depressing numbers.

Boys make up 62.5 percent of the students in the past school year suspended or expelled and 60.7 percent of those who had to repeat the ninth grade. The numbers for Hispanic and Native American boys were disproportionately high.

The pattern continues into higher education.

The number of women attending colleges and universities across the country first exceeded men back in 1979, and the numbers have widened since. Today, young men account for less than 43 percent of those enrolled in college.

And the same goes for those enrolled for post-graduate studies, where women have outpaced men every year since 1988.

The numbers in New Mexico mirror that.

For example, at the University of New Mexico this fall, 56 percent of the enrollment is female, and just 44 percent are male. And UNM enrollment officials told me we have to go back more than 30 years to find a time when men outnumbered women on the UNM campus.

Yet there’s been a relative silence about all this. It would be safe to guess the average American isn’t aware of these figures and you can bet, if the numbers were reversed, there would a national hue and cry.

But the huge question is why the numbers for boys have eroded so relentlessly.

What in American society in recent years has caused so many boys to fall through the cracks?

Is it an absence of fathers?

A work force that is increasingly more service-oriented and less blue-collar?

One recent book claims schools are “boy unfriendly” by focusing a curriculum on “writing about ‘feelings’ and its purging of ‘high-action’ reading material, from the rise of video gaming and schools’ unease with technology to the lack of male teachers as role models.”

Another theorizes schools have boys “spend too much time sitting and not enough time learning by doing, making and building things.”

Maybe, but didn’t the old-fashioned school insist on boys sitting still in class and absorbing the material? Plus, that doesn’t explain why the problems have gotten worse.

Or is it something — or some things — else?

I’ve never been much for the ethnic or gender cheerleading that has littered far too many policy discussions in the past 30 years or so. Whether the debate centers on economics or culture, we too often slip into a zero-sum game exercise where, if one side wins, that automatically means another side loses. That’s a false choice.

Turning around the statistics for boys must not come at the expense of our girls.

But it’s often said that admitting you have a problem is the first step toward fixing it.

America and New Mexico, we have a problem. And it’s a big one. Our boys are in crisis and we need to find some answers before another generation finds itself with a one-way ticket to the underclass.

(This commentary originally ran Sunday in the Santa Fe New Mexican.)

 

New Mexico rallies in second half to beat UTSA 21-9 - KENS 5 TV

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-06 06:36

KENS 5 TV

New Mexico rallies in second half to beat UTSA 21-9
KENS 5 TV
At the risk of piling on after New Mexico's 21-9 nonconference victory against UTSA on Saturday at the Alamodome, it's obvious the Roadrunners aren't a very good football team right now. And "right now" is the operative phrase here because UTSA, 1-4 ...
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White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico - Albuquerque Business First (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-06 06:23

Albuquerque Business First (blog)

White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico
Albuquerque Business First (blog)
“I have been pushing the Department of Defense to focus special attention on developing a photonics manufacturing hub, and this announcement is great opportunity for New Mexico,” Udall said in a statement. “Advanced photonics technologies are already ...

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White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico - Albuquerque Business First (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-06 06:23

Albuquerque Business First (blog)

White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico
Albuquerque Business First (blog)
“I have been pushing the Department of Defense to focus special attention on developing a photonics manufacturing hub, and this announcement is great opportunity for New Mexico,” Udall said in a statement. “Advanced photonics technologies are already ...

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White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico - Albuquerque Business First (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-06 06:23

Albuquerque Business First (blog)

White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico
Albuquerque Business First (blog)
“I have been pushing the Department of Defense to focus special attention on developing a photonics manufacturing hub, and this announcement is great opportunity for New Mexico,” Udall said in a statement. “Advanced photonics technologies are already ...

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White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico - Albuquerque Business First (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-06 06:23

Albuquerque Business First (blog)

White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico
Albuquerque Business First (blog)
“I have been pushing the Department of Defense to focus special attention on developing a photonics manufacturing hub, and this announcement is great opportunity for New Mexico,” Udall said in a statement. “Advanced photonics technologies are already ...

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White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico - Albuquerque Business First (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-06 06:23

Albuquerque Business First (blog)

White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico
Albuquerque Business First (blog)
“I have been pushing the Department of Defense to focus special attention on developing a photonics manufacturing hub, and this announcement is great opportunity for New Mexico,” Udall said in a statement. “Advanced photonics technologies are already ...

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White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico - Albuquerque Business First (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-06 06:23

Albuquerque Business First (blog)

White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico
Albuquerque Business First (blog)
“I have been pushing the Department of Defense to focus special attention on developing a photonics manufacturing hub, and this announcement is great opportunity for New Mexico,” Udall said in a statement. “Advanced photonics technologies are already ...

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White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico - Albuquerque Business First (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-06 06:23

Albuquerque Business First (blog)

White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico
Albuquerque Business First (blog)
“I have been pushing the Department of Defense to focus special attention on developing a photonics manufacturing hub, and this announcement is great opportunity for New Mexico,” Udall said in a statement. “Advanced photonics technologies are already ...

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White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico - Albuquerque Business First (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-06 06:23

Albuquerque Business First (blog)

White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico
Albuquerque Business First (blog)
“I have been pushing the Department of Defense to focus special attention on developing a photonics manufacturing hub, and this announcement is great opportunity for New Mexico,” Udall said in a statement. “Advanced photonics technologies are already ...

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White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico - Albuquerque Business First (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-06 06:23

Albuquerque Business First (blog)

White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico
Albuquerque Business First (blog)
“I have been pushing the Department of Defense to focus special attention on developing a photonics manufacturing hub, and this announcement is great opportunity for New Mexico,” Udall said in a statement. “Advanced photonics technologies are already ...

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White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico - Albuquerque Business First (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-06 06:23

Albuquerque Business First (blog)

White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico
Albuquerque Business First (blog)
“I have been pushing the Department of Defense to focus special attention on developing a photonics manufacturing hub, and this announcement is great opportunity for New Mexico,” Udall said in a statement. “Advanced photonics technologies are already ...

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White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico - Albuquerque Business First (blog)

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-06 06:23

Albuquerque Business First (blog)

White House announcement raises hopes for New Mexico
Albuquerque Business First (blog)
“I have been pushing the Department of Defense to focus special attention on developing a photonics manufacturing hub, and this announcement is great opportunity for New Mexico,” Udall said in a statement. “Advanced photonics technologies are already ...

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New Mexico Judge Refuses to Stop Uber, Lyft - Insurance Journal

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-06 05:41

Insurance Journal

New Mexico Judge Refuses to Stop Uber, Lyft
Insurance Journal
A state judge has denied a request by New Mexico taxi cab and limousine companies for a temporary restraining order against the ridesharing services Lyft and Uber. District Court Judge Nancy Franchini wrote in her order denying the request in late ...

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Georgia Southern defeats New Mexico State - 13WMAZ

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-06 03:33

13WMAZ

Georgia Southern defeats New Mexico State
13WMAZ
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Kevin Ellison ran for two touchdowns, including a late fourth quarter score to lift Georgia Southern over New Mexico State 36-28 on Saturday night. Brandon Betancourt ran for a 5-yard touchdown to pull the Aggies within 29-21.
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New Mexico Immigration Lockup Draws Criticism - ABC News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Mon, 2014-10-06 01:51

ABC News

New Mexico Immigration Lockup Draws Criticism
ABC News
Trailers have been set up for a school at a federal immigration detention center in an isolated New Mexico desert town. A basketball court and a soccer field have been installed. And detainees are pleading their cases over a video link with judges in ...

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Colorado College Women's Soccer: Tigers Rebound to Blank New Mexico - KKTV 11 News

New Mexico News from Google ... - Sun, 2014-10-05 23:04

Colorado College Women's Soccer: Tigers Rebound to Blank New Mexico
KKTV 11 News
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Rachel Herron struck for her first game winner and Heather Seeley recorded her first shutout to lead Colorado College to a 2-0 triumph at the University of New Mexico on Sunday afternoon. The victory also was No. 119 for head ...

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