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Author Archives: Elaine D. Briseño / Journal Staff Writer

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Students at Ernest Stapleton Elementary on the way to lunch walk by the “marble man” outside the art class and near the central office. When the Rio Rancho school district formed 20 years ago, the elementary was an all-portable campus inherited from the Albuquerque district.

RRPS celebrates, 20 years on

Spiders, snakes, nearly bare coffers, empty kitchens and more students than available space awaited …


Summerfest swings West

Music, kids’ activities highlight party event

School talks have stalled

District employees’ 3% raises are on hold until agreement is reached

Rio Rancho Public Schools executive director of human resources Sue Passell directs the district choir during a 20th-anniversary celebration at the Santa Ana Star Center Monday. The choir is made up of teachers, administrators and other staff members.

(Elaine Briseno/Journal)

RR school district celebrates 20 years

Rio Rancho Public Schools eighth- through 12th-grade students will return to class today. Monday, the district welcomed back its teachers… more »

Helping kids succeed

Helping kidsParents are a key component in helping their children succeed in school, but know …

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary fifth-grade teacher John Turrietta decorates his classroom. This is Turrietta’s 20th year teaching in Rio Rancho Public Schools and his first at the school. “I know it’s time to come back when I see kids on the street and I wonder what their reading level is,” he said. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

School year starts

In 21st year, RRPS students will be facing new standardized test

Harger innocent, his attorney says

The attorney for a former Jemez Springs police chief recently indicted on criminal sexual penetration and other charges says his client is “innocent of these charges.”

Involved in education

Staying involved in a child’s education can be a challenge for busy parents, but it is possible. …