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GMCS Superintendent talks goals for new school year

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Main focus on student performance, staff retention, funding

A new school year is about to begin for Gallup-McKinley County Schools. Students report for the first day of class Aug. 5, and many teachers reported for orientation July 31.

The orientation was held at John F. Kennedy Middle School, where new teachers could...


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First Day of School Preparation

SHOPPING: Bring your children along for back-to-school shopping. Help them feel the excitement of a new school year.

HELLO. HOW DO YOU DO? Meet your child’s teacher on day one and start your relationship off on the right foot.  Let the teacher know that you want to be involved in your child’s education.

AFTER SCHOOL: If you have a child care provider or special activities for after school hours, be sure everyone - the sitter, the driver who picks up your children, the bus driver, extra-curricular activities coaches and instructors – are all on the same page.


Study Tips

VARIETY: Sometimes variety is important in studying.  You can have...

Police chase ends in Tse Bonito standoff

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Deputies from the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the car wash in Tse Bonito in reference to a subject pointing a rifle at the Navajo Police Aug. 4.

It was reported that earlier that day the male subject had attempted an armed robbery at the Chevron in the Window Rock area. Deputies arrived on scene and assisted Navajo Nation Police. The suspect, now identified as Randall Redhair, 34, of Window Rock, had exited the dark-in-color Chevy Avalanche he was driving, and was hiding between a propane tank and propane shed located east of the car wash.

As a result of this incident, Highway 264 both east and west was closed. Traffic was diverted around Coal Mine Road...

Navajo Nation promotes Lifeline Phone/Internet Assistance Program

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WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. - Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez, Vice President Myron Lizer, and Navajo Nation Telecommunications Regulatory Commission Executive Director Christopher Becenti welcomed officials with the Universal Service Administration Company Lifeline Phone and Internet Assistance Program to the Navajo Nation July 22 to promote their program to help Navajo families reduce or eliminate the cost of telecommunication services for qualified households.

“This federal program is a great opportunity to help many Navajo families acquire affordable communications services. Many people throughout the Nation are not aware of Lifeline Service, which can help many students, Navajo...

New Mexico Public Education Secretary removed

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Secretary Karen Trujillo was removed July 22 from her role at the Public Education Department.

“I want to thank Karen for her work these recent months,” Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said. “Unfortunately my expectations were not met in a number of areas. It is absolutely imperative that we genuinely transform public education in this state. We must identify a vibrant and ambitious new leader for the Public Education Department as quickly as we possibly can. The well-being of New Mexico’s students, parents and educators remains the top priority of this administration.”

The Lujan Grisham Administration has begun a nationwide search. Deputy Public Education Secretary Kara...

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