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September, 2018

  • 21 September

    Op-Ed: The MACC/Library Issue

    On Tuesday, the leadership of my city broke my heart by approving the proposal to combine the Main Library and the Mexican American Cultural Center. The majority of Council members, except for Alexsandra Annello and …

  • 18 September

    Op-Ed: Heroic Perspectives

    Perspective and point of view are some things that are sorely lacking in much of our student’s educational experience. The ability to see a topic from more than one person’s viewpoint is essential for students …

  • 13 September

    Guest Column: Socorro ISD Superintendent Espinoza Congratulates TeamSISD Members

    Congratulations to the Socorro Independent School District (SISD) community for earning the Postsecondary Readiness Distinction Designation, the only distinction awarded at the district level, in the latest Texas Education Agency (TEA) accountability ratings. The distinction …

  • 11 September

    Op-Ed: Thank you Nike.

    Let’s take a moment to thank Nike. Thank them for taking part in the ongoing civics lesson began by the Black Lives Matter movement, continued by Colin Kaepernick as the San Francisco quarterback and then …

  • 10 September

    Analysis: An Old Headline Lingers on the Texas-Mexico Border

    This is frustrating, at best: According to the latest tally, more than 400 kids separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border remain separated from their parents. More than 300 parents of those kids are …

  • 4 September

    Op-Ed: Thank You for Your Support. Now Do Something Meaningful.

    Dear El Paso Business Leader Friend of Education, First off, let me thank you for being, after all these years, a valued Friend of Education. You have, over the decades, provided tons of verbal and …

  • 1 September

    Analysis: A Viewer’s Guide to the 2018 Texas Elections

    Labor Day doesn’t mark the start of the political season; political season never seems to stop. But it is typical turning point — a date when campaigns that have been building organizations and grubbing for …

August, 2018

  • 28 August

    Op-Ed: miniCAST 2018: You Need to Go

    Some local teachers are provided opportunities to travel out of town to attend education conferences that are all about the content area that they teach. There are conferences for pretty much any curricular area. The …

  • 27 August

    Reaction to Monday’s NAFTA Deal

    The following are comments from local, state and national leaders, and groups regarding Monday morning’s North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) preliminary agreement. Cornyn Statement on U.S.-Mexico Trade Announcement ‘Millions of jobs in Texas depend …

  • 23 August

    Op-Ed: Space Force an Unlikely Idea Best Left in the Hangar

    To some, the idea of a Space Force might seem exciting, especially being locked to Earth as America has become since the Shuttle program was retired on August 31, 2011. Since that time, we have …

  • 22 August

    Op-Ed: An Open Letter to SISD -“Why Are They Mad at My School?”

    Dear Socorro District, As a proud graduate of Socorro High School and Native of Socorro, I have always had a soft spot in my heart for you. I’ve always rooted for the district when my …

  • 14 August

    Op-Ed: Things Parents Can do to Help Kids with Ed Tech

    In many school districts in the area, students are returning to classrooms that not only have traditional textbooks, but also some kind of digital device. Some districts are giving students low end Chromebooks, while others …

  • 8 August

    Op-Ed: Dual Credit Programs – It Could be Better

    Last week, our local community college sent out a press release that their Dual Credit and Early College Program was up for a national award. Congratulations. Kudos. Bravo. For those that are not up on the …

  • 6 August

    Op-Ed: Hurd on the Hill – Restoring Our Parks

    You may have heard that there’s a place in far West Texas where the night skies are dark as coal and rivers carve temple-like canyons in ancient limestone. This isn’t simply folklore and is actually …

July, 2018

  • 31 July

    Op-Ed: The Needs of the Many

    In Star Trek II, when Mr. Spock sacrificed himself to save the crew of the USS Enterprise, he explained his logic this way: “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.” He …

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