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’Dogs: another upset over NMSU?

One loss now and this season is over.
The two teams meet for the second time in the past 10 days tonight, only the 9:30 p.m. (CDT) meeting is “win or else” this time: the Aggies are playing host to the annual Western Athletic Conference postseason tournament and will be the team given the best odds of upending top 25 nationally ranked and defending league champion Nevada.

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Test time draws near

Secondly, the implementation of iLEAP means students have a little extra preparation for the LEAP, since the iLEAP is similar to the high-stakes test.
Fourth and eighth graders must pass the LEAP to be promoted to the next grade level, and high school students must pass the GEE in order to graduate. LEAP, GEE and iLEAP exams for the 2006-07 year begin March 19. That’s just a little more than a week away. Now is the time for students to be focusing on any problem areas, seeking parental help or tutors when necessary.

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A new era for women's rights

March marks Women’s History Month, and while we look back at our accomplishments, let us also look at the problems that plague women and where we can go from here. While women are gaining political power and economic independence, where are we falling behind and where should we focus our efforts? I have a few suggestions for consideration:

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Null: Hiring practices in place to keep students safe from predators

“I view teaching as one of the most noble professions, and Mr. Cardwell was an outstanding teacher that students looked up to and respected. He was a teacher of the year,” Bell said. “It was just one of those unfortunate incidents. It saddens me.”
Director of Instruction, Personnel and Special Programs Mary Null said all Lincoln Parish School System teaching applicants are first interviewed by school principals.

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