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Costumed students parade through the hallways and classrooms during the Monster Mash Parade at Monte Vista Elementary School. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)

Freaky Friday fun

Witches, headless men and mimes, oh my!

Karen Herzenberg, a contract teacher for the city-county water utility, points out a black-capped chickadee to fourth-grade students from Acoma Elementary visiting the bosque on Tuesday. The class was participating in the "Rio: River is Ours" program that explores water use and the environment. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal)

Schoolchildren get chance to tour the bosque, learn about the river

The morning breeze rustled the leaves of the cottonwoods along the bosque and crunching sounds accompanied a group of students as they walked over downed leaves and branches on their way to the Rio Grande on Tuesday morning.

From left, Daniel Rodriguez, Mia Garcia and Dulce Diaz work on an art project during Whittier Elementary’s after-school program on Sept. 19. Albuquerque Public Schools run a variety of after-school programs that offer students homework help and “enrichment” classes that teach students lessons through fun activities.

To tutor or not to tutor

Does your child needs a tutor?That can be a difficult question but a good place to sta …


What do we ask about charters?

In the past few months, I have heard legislators, district leaders and other officials proclaim thei …

Teacher Lori Ott addresses students in the Accelerating Preliterate English Language Learners (A.P.E.L.L.) class at the G.W. Career Educational Center in Frankford, Del. last month.

Educating immigrant children

The group of mostly Spanish-speaking teenage boys with styled spiky hair and high-top sneakers enthu …

The James Webb Space Telescope under construction. During cryogenic testing, the mirrors will be subjected to temperatures dipping to 24 Kelvins, permitting engineers to measure in extreme detail how the shape of each mirror changes as it cools. One of its developers, John Mather, visited UNM this week. (Courtesy of NASA)

Scientific rock star visits UNM

Nobel Prize-winning cosmologist discusses his latest project, a telescope to complement Hubble