Move over Disney, Mexico plans $840 million Mayan theme park

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced plans Monday for an $840 million Mayan theme park on the Caribbean coast to rival the major theme parks in the United States. The park, dubbed Amikoo – or ‘friend’ in the Mayan language – will have rides and characters based on Mayan mythology and be built in two phases in the so-called Riviera Maya, a stretch of pristine beaches on Mexico’s southeastern coast. “We’re going to compete with other (parks) up there (in the United States), and I’m sure ours will be better,”…

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Education Rising in New Mexico

New Mexico Education Secretary Hanna Skandera spends a lot of time traveling the state, meeting educators and families, listening to their stories. On one occasion, she heard from a mother pleading not let her other children have the same experience as her eldest son. That son needed costly remedial tutoring throughout his first year of college because he was not academically prepared for the advanced coursework. And get this: He was his high school’s valedictorian. “It should not matter what zip code you live in for how prepared you are…

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