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Comment by Izquierdo on August 19, 2013 at 7:23am

I went through the same process as your daughter in September, 1957. There were two problems. Long lines to register, which is no longer a problem due to computers, and parking, which remains a nightmare and an expense.

Comment by Laura F. Sanchez on August 19, 2013 at 7:42am

Congratulations to Adelita and "Adelita Jr."

Comment by ramon t on August 19, 2013 at 9:06am

Good luck to 'lil 'Lita.  I hope she truly enjoys her experiences at University Near Mom.

Comment by RunLikeADog on August 19, 2013 at 12:03pm
Kenny, you are right. This is the trend across the country driven by the mis- guided theory that if a kid is in school longer, they will learn more. There are a number of States that are fighting to go back to a shorter school year/longer day as they are now seeing the impact of decreased tourism dollars.
Comment by DCMc on August 19, 2013 at 1:10pm

I like the plan to turn the El Vado into a New Mexico food market. It would be something both tourist and locals could find useful.

Comment by hettie on August 19, 2013 at 6:11pm

My understanding of the earlier start to the school year is that it's necessary because APS is required to have a certain number of testing and professional development days in addition to instructional days. The only way to do that is to start school earlier. I wonder about the increased utility costs of trying to cool all the district's schools for the last few weeks of August.....

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