Quantcast

State lowers ratings of Santa Fe’s public high schools

About half of Santa Fe Public School’s 29 schools received a D or an F this year. While that number was in line with last year’s figures, both of the city’s main high schools dropped from a B last year to a D this year. And one middle school — Capshaw — jumped from a D to a C.

More From

  • UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

    Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian officials said, as Israel pressed forward with its 17-day war against the territory’s Hamas rulers.

  • Sen. Griego faces questions over role in building sale

    Meanwhile, some local legislators who backed the joint resolution that authorized a state agency to sell the building to an inn they didn’t have all the facts before they voted.

  • Santa Feans march in protest of bloodshed in Gaza

    A group of about 70 people marched through the streets of Santa Fe protesting what they said was the United States' continued support of Israel amid that country's recent offensive against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

  • Niece painted as mastermind, scapegoat in murder trial

    A prosecutor said Wednesday that Rhiannon Montoya orchestrated the slaying of her uncle as a ploy to boost her inheritance, but her public defender said the two women who beat and stabbed the Chimayó man made up that story after a burglary gone wrong.

  • Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'

    An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said.

New theory: WIPP leak linked to glove in waste drum

A glove and metallic residue have grabbed the attention of investigators probing the leak

We welcome opinions from the readers. Send either letters (150 words) or My Views (600 words) to letters@sfnewmexican.com.

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

Broncos owner giving up control due to Alzheimer’s

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Even as dementia began to rob him of some of his fondest memories over the past few years, Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen reported to work every day to oversee multimillion-dollar upgrades to the team’s training facilities and roster.

Sisters produce a fix for the slipping tape measure

If you’ve ever tried to measure a door, table or lumber by yourself, you know the problem — keeping the far end of the tape measure from slipping off the edge of whatever you’re measuring.

Sunday Spotlight: Risky move from academia launched man’s art career

Paul Milosevich traveled the path filled with uncertainty. He left behind the stability of campus life and a guaranteed paycheck to test himself in the competitive art world.

Three LANL scientists noted among decade’s ‘most influential minds’

Hepatitis C researcher Alan Perelson and HIV researcher Bette Korber, along with mass spectrometry researcher Allison Aiken, were named to Thomson Reuters Corp.’s list of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds,” released Tuesday.

For the Birds: Peak hummingbird time in Santa Fe

We are so lucky to have several species of hummingbirds common to our area. In case you ever take hummers for granted, consider this. Early European explorers in North America were delighted to find hummingbirds.

Living with Children: Sassiness shouldn’t be ‘normal’ for 5-year-old

It is certainly true that television and electronics in general have altered the behavior of children. Too many of today’s kids pick up a very inappropriate manner of talking from sit-coms. After all, this sassy manner is almost always followed by the laugh track.

Celebrations, July 22, 2014

Gene Gray and Betty Lee Wilkins met in Albuquerque and were married July 15, 1944, at Fruit Avenue Baptist Church in Albuquerque.

Oscar de la Renta exhibit opens at Bush library

DALLAS— As former first lady Laura Bush gazed at the elegant knee-length Oscar de la Renta dress and coat she wore to the swearing-in ceremony at her husband’s 2005 inauguration, she recalled …

Private or public school? A multitude of options

U.S. Department of Education statistics show a decline in private school attendance over the past 10 years, with just 10 percent of all students enrolled in private schools.

Amazon Fire offers new ways to use phones

What I find fascinating about Amazon’s Fire phone isn’t the gizmos such as the 3-D imagery or the camera scanner that helps you get more information about products.

Follow The Santa Fe New Mexican

Today’s New Mexican, July 24, 2014

To view a replica of today's printed edition of The Santa Fe New Mexican, you must be a subscriber. Get complete access to the online edition, including the print replica, at our low rate of $2.49 a week. That's about the price of a cup of coffee. Or get online and home delivery of our print edition for $3.24. Click here for details.  

Advertisement