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Editorial: State strips accountability from teacher evaluations
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May 8, 6:41 AM: Last week, New Mexico’s K-12 public school classrooms were transported back to Lake Wobegon – where all the teachers are strong and all the students are above average. Regardless of the data. Oh, and Gov. Michelle Lujan >
Editorial: State continues war on successful charter schools
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Apr 26, 4:49 AM: Consider it another victory in the war against high-quality charter schools in New Mexico. But it’s a loss for our students.
PED cuts funding from 2nd MAS charter school
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Apr 22, 7:29 AM: A local charter school’s leader is criticizing changes from the Public Education Department that will affect the school’s funding for next school year.
Backlash against San Antonio ISD’s direction fuels election challenges
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Apr 15, 7:02 AM: Turnaround efforts in the San Antonio Independent School District have drawn state and national attention — but also opposition, and candidates for three board seats are sharply divided over Superintendent Pedro Martinez’s >
Gov. OKs education overhaul
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Apr 4, 6:05 AM: New Mexico’s public education system is in line for some big changes, after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law Wednesday bills increasing starting teacher pay levels, extending school years and revising the >
La Academia Dolores Huerta charter school wins renewal on appeal
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Mar 27, 6:37 AM: New Mexico’s new secretary of education, Karen Trujillo, has granted a reprieve to La Academia Dolores Huerta, a Las Cruces charter school, after renewal of its charter was voted down by the state Public Education >
APS Board votes to revoke La Resolana’s charter
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Mar 21, 5:13 AM: After nearly two hours of testimony and presentations, the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education decided to revoke the charter of La Resolana Leadership Academy, effectively moving toward closure.
Column: NM taking a giant leap in reforming education
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Mar 15, 6:32 AM: With the Senate’s comprehensive education bill now on the way to the governor and the duplicate House version likely on its way by the time you read this, the Legislature has made great progress toward addressing the >
Editorial: Improved education will happen — just listen to Trujillo
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Mar 6, 7:47 AM: With 97 charter schools operating, parents have plenty of choice. Choice is not the problem. Now it’s time to ensure that choice works not just for students attending charter schools but for those in traditional public >
Bill on Santa Fe arts school advancing despite questions
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Mar 5, 7:57 AM: Converting from a charter to a traditional public school would allow New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe to access more capital outlay funds, create a sense of permanence and restructure its governing board to >
Bill may dash inmate hopes at Albuquerque charter school
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Mar 4, 7:08 AM: This course inside the jail is offered by Gordon Bernell Charter School, which also has several other campuses in greater Albuquerque. In addition to classroom instruction, the school provides adults attempting to >
Sweeping education reform bill heads to House floor
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Mar 1, 8:43 AM: A sweeping K-12 education reform bill that would raise salaries for New Mexico teachers but could limit the growth of charter schools in the state’s urban areas is headed to the House floor.
Editorial: Why are NM lawmakers declaring war on charters?
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Feb 28, 7:05 AM: As more parents vote with their children’s feet and enroll them in public charter schools, the pressure to remove that choice intensifies. Who knew so many legislators and teachers union reps agreed one size fits all in >
Column: SB 1, HB 5 will kill vital charter schools
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Feb 27, 7:31 AM: Major changes are coming to education in New Mexico. With a record high budget available, increased spending is not the only paradigm shift apparent as legislators consider sweeping changes across the board. As bills move >
Editorial: A charter school moratorium makes sense
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Feb 22, 7:58 AM: With New Mexico’s system of education already found to be underfunded, opening more and more schools — each with capital and operating costs — is foolish right now, even if it’s only one or two a year. Instead, approve the >
Charter moratorium passes House committee
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Feb 21, 5:52 AM: A bill that would prohibit any new charter schools from opening until 2022 moved forward at the Roundhouse on Wednesday, despite opposition from parents and other ardent charter school supporters.
Bill to shift federal education funding pits urban vs. rural schools
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Feb 12, 8:31 AM: Two state senators who represent rural districts hope to topple a long-standing system that uses the lion’s share of a federal grant program to help fund urban schools.
Charter school leaders blast education bill
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Feb 11, 7:48 AM:

Charter school supporters showed up to the Legislature in force Saturday morning to voice opposition to a provision in a House bill that would effectively eliminate the small school size adjustment charters currently >

Opinion: For education reform to work, more money must reach the classroom
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Jan 30, 7:49 AM: As Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the legislature consider a package of bills to transform New Mexico’s public schools, Think New Mexico urges them to include House Bill 77, which will make sure that a greater >
Bill to cap charter school enrollment dies in legislature
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Jan 29, 8:00 AM: A proposal that would have capped the number of students at charter schools has died in the legislature.

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