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Next N.M. Governor Highlights Education Reform
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Nov 7, 9:16 AM: She emphasized education fixes. She promised more classroom time devoted to teaching and less to testing. Early childhood education statewide is a top priority, she said, and she won’t fight a recent landmark education ruling about >
Vote 4 NM: Differing opinions could complicate education reform
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Nov 5, 8:00 AM: Differing opinions were a common theme among students, teacher and other stakeholders when discussing education in KOB's Vote 4 NM series.
World is their classroom, but are New Mexico home-schoolers learning?
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Oct 29, 6:20 AM: Home-school parents in New Mexico, one of the states with some of the most bare-bones home-school regulations, are not required to show proof of an education plan or report on their children’s progress. No one visits a home school >
Santa Fe-area charter school, district may soon end dispute
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Oct 23, 6:05 AM: The 10-month-old battle of words and legal threats between leaders of Turquoise Trail Elementary Charter School and the Santa Fe school board may be ending.
Letter: Embrace good ideas — even from charter schools
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Oct 17, 6:48 AM: When I read the comments about charter schools made by Northside and North East ISD superintendents last week, I was disappointed. The superintendents asked for a community conversation about how charter schools harm ISDs. I believe >
Governor gets Champion for Charters award
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Oct 16, 7:17 AM: Gov. Susana Martinez was given the Champion for Charters award on Monday.Martinez was among 20 bipartisan local, state and federal elected officials who took home the National Alliance for Public Charter School award, which honors >
State judge grants online charter school more time
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Oct 12, 5:46 AM: A state judge has overruled the New Mexico Public Education Department’s order for a Santa Fe-based online charter school to close, buying the cyberacademy at least another year.
Three N.M. schools receive nationwide award
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Oct 2, 6:56 AM: Three New Mexico schools — located in El Prado, Hobbs and Sandia Park, near Albuquerque — have received National Blue Ribbon Schools designations from the U.S. Department of Education. The schools are Anansi Charter School near >
ABQ charter school still in limbo
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Sep 24, 5:31 AM: After Albuquerque Public Schools decided to withhold approval of La Resolana Leadership Academy’s contract earlier this year, the school appealed to Public Education Department Secretary-designate Christopher Ruszkowski. The appeal >
Column: Pearce’s education ad is deceptive
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Sep 19, 6:28 AM: The recent television advertisement in which U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce tries to create the image he will be a strong governor on behalf of our students by using sweet-sounding words such as “Let our teachers teach. … Good teachers >
Opinion: Why are IDEA charters interested in New Mexico?
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Sep 17, 7:26 AM: The “ideas” that work for our communities come from within. The recent article in The New Mexican by Searchlight (“Texas nonprofit has right ‘idea’,” Aug. 26), examines the nonprofit organization, IDEA Public >
Editorial: Good teachers matter, and NM’s get better and better
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Sep 17, 6:40 AM: Given how critical teachers are to student achievement, it makes sense for school districts to know who their top performers are and to try to replicate those teachers’ methods. And it’s just as important for those districts to know >
Evaluations show teachers improving in New Mexico
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Sep 11, 6:42 AM: In the fifth year of New Mexico’s controversial teacher evaluation system, a record number of public school educators received ratings of “effective” or better, the Public Education Department announced >
Opinion: Reforms, funding must put kids first
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Sep 10, 7:08 AM: It has been interesting to hear the fallout of the lawsuit. Let me state again, this lawsuit is for, about and by the children and families of the state of New Mexico. The fallout was about adult battles. All seasoned advocates know >
NM has more high-performing teachers over last year
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Sep 10, 7:05 AM: Slightly more New Mexico public school teachers in the 2017-18 school year were ranked highly effective or exemplary – the two highest ratings – compared to the previous year, according to New Mexico Public Education Department >
Opinion: School accountability must start at the top
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Sep 10, 6:17 AM: It’s no longer a question PED’s school grades are arbitrary and do not reflect an accurate picture of the teaching and learning going on in a school. Unfortunately, these politically motivated games and false labels of failure are >
Texas nonprofit has right ‘idea’
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Aug 27, 7:02 AM: Its network of schools — now 79 and growing fast — regularly outperforms Texas public schools on standardized test scores in every subject matter and at every grade level. It boasts a 100 percent graduation rate and widely >
Charter schools may face cuts in aid to pay rent
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Aug 27, 6:29 AM: Cutting staff positions. That was the biggest concern for charter school leaders when discussing how potential decreases in funds used to help with rent directly would affect their personnel – not just their facilities.
Charter schools target New Mexico’s at-risk students
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Aug 23, 7:18 AM: Tafoya might have become part of that statistic as well if not for ACE Leadership High School Academy. The Albuquerque charter school bills itself as a “re-engagement school,” part of a national trend committed to addressing the >
Charter schools target New Mexico’s at-risk students
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Aug 16, 5:24 AM: Tafoya might have become part of that statistic as well if not for ACE Leadership High School Academy. The Albuquerque charter school bills itself as a “re-engagement school,” part of a national trend committed to addressing the >

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