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Judge denies state’s request for dismissal in education lawsuit
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Jun 30, 6:01 AM: A judge has denied the state of New Mexico’s request to dismiss a mammoth education lawsuit that has been at the center of public school funding and reform.
Opinion: Decolonize our education system
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Jun 29, 8:43 AM: We’re not just reckoning with the pandemic, but with generations of colonization and oppression. One thing is clear, the current approach to education is not working.
Schools upset over ‘CARES Act Swap’
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Jun 25, 6:48 AM: A section of a budget solvency bill aimed at absorbing a revenue drop caused by the coronavirus pandemic and plummeting oil prices would reduce the appropriation to the school funding formula by about $45 million to reflect federal >
Editorial: PEC needs to give MAS charter cap another hearing
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Jun 18, 7:14 AM: At a time when the state is under court ruling to improve education for minority and low-income students, the Public Education Commission chose to bow to neighborhood traffic gripes over increasing the opportunity for more New >
Column: Hard lessons learned from sudden distance learning
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Jun 17, 6:41 AM: The buildings are empty, the kids free at last, and teachers are taking a well-deserved breather. School’s out for summer! What have we learned over the course of this unprecedented year?
ABQ charter is denied enrollment cap increase
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Jun 15, 6:38 AM: A high-performing charter school in Albuquerque was blocked from taking on more students, and it wasn’t given the chance to have the issue readdressed by its authorizer in time for the coming school year.
APS considering opening an online K-12 school
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Jun 12, 6:35 AM: Albuquerque Public Schools is looking into launching a virtual K-12 school, in part because of anxieties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Turquoise Trail Charter School faculty rejects unionization
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Jun 8, 7:46 AM: Faculty at Turquoise Trail Charter School took a vote to unionize recently under an effort that began when former Head Administrator Ray Griffin was still leading the school. When the votes were cast last month, however, they came >
Jeanne Allen: In New Mexico, A High Quality Charter School Gets Punished by State Regulators
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Jun 5, 8:25 AM: It’s hard to believe, but an A rated school in Albuquerque, New Mexico for over four years - only one of 13% of schools in the state with that distinction - has been denied an expansion to serve the 1,000 students on the waiting >
PED urges school districts to ignore CARES Act guidelines
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Jun 4, 7:23 AM: The New Mexico Public Education Department is suggesting school districts ignore guidance from the U.S. Department of Education that would result in more resources being channeled to private school students.
Some question whether kids are getting an education
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May 1, 6:30 AM: Similar scenarios are playing out all over New Mexico. Parents are struggling with bandwidth, faulty technology, finding time and making sure kids are emotionally ok during the stay at home order.
Santa Fe Public Schools launches first day of distance learning
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Mar 31, 7:09 AM: A veteran educator who teaches math and government at the Academy for Technology and the Classics, a public charter school, Brown was among hundreds of teachers in Santa Fe Public Schools facing what might be a new era.
Editorial: Budget will ensure more money gets to NM’s classrooms
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Mar 9, 8:28 AM: Now all the state’s students, parents and taxpayers need is for Lujan Grisham to sign HB 2, the state’s budget bill, and keep intact an essential provision that mandates a higher percentage of classroom spending in public >
Opinion: How a charter school turned lives around
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Mar 9, 5:18 AM: For us, like so many young people in New Mexico, traditional public schools don’t always work. We’re not “regular” students, and through some painful trial and error, we found we didn’t fit into “regular” schools either. Across the >
‘We need some help’
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Feb 19, 7:21 AM: Bayuk said he has been learning with dozens of others at Gordon Bernell Charter School for a month now, building skills that could help him find a job and stay out of jail. But the Gordon Bernell campus at MDC faces closure if it >
Unique charter school asks lawmakers for funding, risks shutting down
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Feb 14, 8:22 AM: A school with a unique program could be shutting down. Gordon Bernell Charter School offers a different learning opportunity for adults.
Bill stalls to restore funds to smaller school districts
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Feb 12, 8:44 AM: Many of New Mexico’s smallest public schools have wrangled this year with a drop in state funding after lawmakers passed legislation in 2019 that is gradually cutting off a revenue stream.
Opinion: School choice promotes equity
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Jan 29, 5:24 AM: One-size-fits-all doesn’t work very well when it comes to things like clothing. Just imagine the results if a UNM football player and petite Flamenco dancer tried putting on the same outfit. That same concept, of personalized >
Las Montañas high school wins renewal of charter, with praise from education commission
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Jan 6, 8:55 AM: Las Montañas Charter High School won a five-year renewal of its charter from the New Mexico Public Education Commission at its December 10 meeting in Santa Fe.
APS authorizes renewal for 3 charter schools
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Jan 6, 6:21 AM: Three charter schools, authorized by Albuquerque Public Schools, were given the green light for another five years. But the schools are expected to create and implement academic turnaround plans.

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