- Column: Three tough truths about education, school choice
- Jan 25, 6:31 AM: The past year has brought turmoil and turbulence to people in New Mexico and the world over. Sadly, children facing obstacles to their education have become one of the largest casualties of coronavirus-related shutdowns.
- Lawmakers want to give local school boards the authority to open in-person learning
- Jan 21, 6:51 AM: As state education officials continue to look for ways to safely reopen schools to students, Republican legislators want that power to be put in the hands of local school boards.
- New America School again commits to service-learning on MLK Day
- Jan 18, 9:23 AM: The New America School continues its tradition of community service work — rather than taking the day off on Martin Luther King Day. But this year's service-learning day will be done at a distance.
- Commentary: PED, Legislature should embrace school innovation
- > Jan 18, 8:25 AM: In my New Mexico experience, there is no sense of urgency, nor strategy, around improving education processes or outcomes. Having attended many NMPED and APS board meetings, I have never heard student academic performance discussed
- Superintendents detail digital divide in education suit filing
- > Dec 29, 8:10 AM: Administrators from six public school districts helped bolster a recent argument by plaintiffs in the landmark Yazzie/Martinez v. State of Mexico lawsuit that at-risk students are suffering from a lack of technology during the
- New Mexico education leaders tell legislative panel of needs
- Dec 18, 8:09 AM: Educational leaders say the short-term future of New Mexico’s public schools revolves around two words: hold harmless.
- Education lawsuit demands internet for New Mexico students
- > Dec 16, 8:09 AM: Lawyers representing New Mexico students say the state’s attempts to provide internet access and learning devices to children is “woefully insufficient.” With in-person learning banned by state officials until mid-January and plans
- Commentary: State must move on education
- Dec 14, 6:17 AM: We are at a crossroads. Faced with the multiple challenges of COVID-19, economic insecurity, political division, and racial and ethnic upheaval, it would be easy to make excuses for maintaining the status quo. We refuse.
- Taylor to advocate for charter school options
- > Dec 4, 7:12 AM: A Roswell orthodontist and charter school governing council member said that he plans to advocate for more charter school options and high academic standards when he begins his service next month on the New Mexico Public Education
- New Mexico warns all schools may return to fully remote learning
- Nov 17, 7:12 AM: The state’s Public Education Department secretary sounded a warning bell Monday that all school districts could return to fully remote learning if the spread rate of COVID-19 cases continues at its current pace.
- New Mexico education officials: 12,000 students enrolled in the spring now unaccounted for
- Nov 17, 7:07 AM: New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary Ryan Stewart announced Monday that 12,000 students are currently unaccounted for statewide.
- For some, there's no place like home school
- Nov 16, 7:56 AM: Palermo’s alternative was simple: home school, an alternative more New Mexico families are trying during the COVID-19 era.
- NM students face learning loss
- > Oct 29, 5:55 AM: A new legislative report says remote learning in spring 2020 could cost students between four months to over a year of learning for the state’s elementary and middle school students, citing state-specific research from Stanford
- More parents opt for home schooling in NM
- > Oct 16, 8:44 AM: For students who live in APS boundaries, home school enrollment jumped from 2,393 students last year to 3,818 this school year. That’s according to state Public Education Department counts before disenrollments from home
- Parent Group Plans Protest Tuesday Outside LAPS Offices To Ask For Return To In-Person Education
- > Oct 12, 6:32 AM: A group of Los Alamos County parents is pushing for the return to in-person education for Los Alamos Public Schools because they feel the current model of remote learning is not working for many children and families. A protest is
- Judge rebuffs bid to ease pandemic limits at private schools
- Oct 5, 6:37 AM: A federal judge has turned down an initial request to ease pandemic-related occupancy limits for in-person instruction at private schools in New Mexico, in a setback for a lawsuit supported by the U.S. Justice Department.
- Editorial: Pandemic enrollment decline should not cost schools
- Sep 30, 7:11 AM: As if trying to provide education during a pandemic were not difficult enough, school districts across the state now have to be concerned about declining revenue because of reduced enrollment.
- SFPS risks losing millions as enrollment drops
- Sep 28, 7:58 AM: Add Veronica García to the growing list of people urging state legislators to provide school districts with funding relief in anticipation of significant budget reductions for the 2021-22 school year.
- Justice Department sees bias in limits on private schools
- > Sep 22, 5:18 AM: The U.S. Justice Department sided Monday with the father of a seventh-grade prep school student in a lawsuit that challenges pandemic-related limits on classroom capacity at private schools in New Mexico as more restrictive than
- Editorial: Lawsuit shows disparity in public, private school rules
- Sep 10, 5:56 AM: The current health order penalizes thousands of students in private schools who deserve a fair shake. If the courts decide they don’t deserve one, there should be a compelling reason.