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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 >
Editorial: Swift closure, suit won’t help Hawthorne kids
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Aug 9, 5:59 AM: The Albuquerque Teachers Federation is not helping, passing out fliers in May with the message, “Our school is not failing. The NM Public Education Department is failing us.” Whether the teachers’ union wants to admit it or not, >
Editorial: Rising UNM grad rate took leadership, teamwork
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Aug 7, 4:54 AM: It’s worth noting that the key to UNM’s improvement is that the focus has been on student success – even if it pushed some faculty and administrators out of their comfort zone. Now, students are spending and borrowing less money to >
Committee looks at tightening charter school oversight
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Aug 6, 7:07 AM: New Mexico needs improved accountability for entities with authority over charter schools to address issues such as hopping from one school to another, seeking different – and sometimes easier – charter terms, the Legislative >
Opinion: Billionaires not best for charter schools
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Aug 3, 6:42 AM: NM’s charters are designed by passionate educators and parents who live and breathe the needs of our children. While the PED recently received $22.5 million in funding to support charter schools, it is clear that the funding will >
New Mexico Connections Academy gets a bit more time
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Jul 27, 5:45 AM: A Santa Fe-based online charter school that received orders from the state to close this summer will get to operate for at least one more semester under a state District Court judge’s recent ruling.
Court ruling in battle over education funding will influence election, legislative session
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Jul 25, 6:09 AM: State lawmakers also predicted Monday that Singleton’s ruling will push an already high-profile issue — how to fund early and K-12 education — to greater prominence during the 2019 legislative session, which begins in >
Questions surround ruling on NM education funding
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Jul 24, 6:35 AM: A judge’s ruling that New Mexico has not been meeting its constitutional obligation to provide a sufficient education for all students — especially those characterized as at-risk — continued to reverberate Monday, with plaintiffs in >
Editorial: School funding decision a win for kids
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Jul 24, 6:12 AM: The children of New Mexico won an important victory last week when District Court Judge Sarah Singleton ruled that the state does not fund education sufficiently, especially for at-risk children.
Experts offer tips to strengthen New Mexico charter school law
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Jul 23, 6:50 AM: New Mexico’s laws for authorizing and overseeing charter schools are solid but could benefit from some additional measures, according to recent National Alliance for Public Charter Schools data.

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