- State law on fixing failing schools is unclear
- > May 21, 5:34 AM: The Legislative Education Study Committee says the Public Education Department may not have as much authority as it claims to regarding measures requiring “more rigorous interventions,” which aim to improve chronically
- Editorial: APS students, teachers deserve real turnaround
- May 17, 5:23 AM: For years, adults have gone to their respective corners when it comes to debating what should happen at New Mexico’s struggling schools.
- Teacher-mentorship effort hailed
- May 11, 5:57 AM: One of New Mexico’s top education executives said Thursday that a new mentorship program for teachers at low-performing schools is helping improve student achievement.
- Charter school appeals PED’s revocation plan
- Apr 19, 6:48 AM: New Mexico Connections Academy filed a notice of appeal on Monday against the New Mexico Public Education Department after its decision to move forward with the revocation of the school’s charter.
- Online charter school Connections Academy sues to stay open
- > Apr 18, 7:05 AM: The leaders of a Santa Fe-based charter school offering an online education for nearly 2,000 students across New Mexico have filed a lawsuit in the state’s First Judicial District Court, appealing a recent decision by the
- How One Small School District Embraces A Challenge For Computer Science Education
- > Apr 13, 6:07 AM: In New Mexico computer science courses are not mandated by the state. Many schools in metropolitan areas offer these courses, but few rural school districts do. However, one small school district is using a state computing
- Decision to revoke on-line school’s charter upheld
- > Apr 11, 6:12 AM: Public Education Department Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski has affirmed the Public Education Commission’s December decision to revoke the charter of New Mexico Connections Academy, an online charter school based in Santa
- Turquoise Trail charter school focused on expanding to Santa Fe Studios
- > Apr 10, 7:34 AM: Turquoise Trail Charter Elementary School’s battle to stay on its current site — one that has it on a collision course with Santa Fe Public Schools — hasn’t kept school leaders from pursuing expansion.
- Column: Public schools need to raise accountability
- > Apr 9, 7:08 AM: When public schools – traditional or charter – have a long history of low performance, we owe it to their students to aggressively intervene and restructure, reorganize or even close them, if necessary.
- Touring excellence
- > Apr 4, 5:56 AM: PED secretary-designate Christopher Ruszkowski wants to celebrate teachers who are excelling at their jobs and he wants other teachers and schools to learn from them. And while he says teachers and schools get the
- What’s in a grade?
- > Apr 3, 6:07 AM: South Valley Academy, an Albuquerque Public Schools-authorized charter school, has been a D school two years in a row. Julie Radoslovich, prinicpal of South Valley Academy, says the school’s report card doesn’t show its
- PED rejects APS plans for three failing schools
- Mar 22, 5:05 AM: Albuquerque Public Schools’ plans to turn around its worst-performing schools were denied by the New Mexico Public Education Department, but the state agency is giving APS one more chance to resubmit.
- Governor says she’ll sign teacher pay raise
- Mar 6, 7:37 AM: Gov. Susana Martinez said Monday she will sign Senate Bill 119, increasing the minimum salaries for teachers, with the lowest level of pay rising from $34,000 a year to $36,000.
- Future of Turquoise Trail charter school still in limbo
- > Feb 21, 7:54 AM: After threatening legal action if the school district tries to force Turquoise Trail Charter Elementary School to move, the head of the school’s governing board told Santa Fe school board members Tuesday that he wants to
- ‘A unique education’ at charter schools
- > Jan 29, 7:31 AM: Hundreds of charter school students, parents, teachers and activists gathered at the Albuquerque Convention Center on Friday to celebrate National School Choice Week – “the world’s largest annual celebration of opportunity
- Cottonwood Classic happy with move to APS charter authorization
- > Jan 23, 7:32 AM: The executive director of one of New Mexico’s highest-performing schools recently opted to not seek renewal of his charter from the state, citing a sometimes combative relationship with the Public Education Department.
- AIMS renews effort to open campus in Rio Rancho
- Jan 12, 6:46 AM: The Albuquerque Institute for Mathematics and Science, the state’s top-ranked school, is making another attempt to open a location in Rio Rancho.
- Two new ABQ charter schools to open
- Dec 27, 6:49 AM: Two new Albuquerque charter schools are scheduled to open this summer — both targeting low-income families who want rigorous academics.
- Taos International School loses charter
- > Dec 27, 6:10 AM: Pending a possible appeal, the Taos International School’s charter will not be renewed by the New Mexico Public Education Commission for the next school year, and the school may be looking at closing after its short 4-year
- Study urges state to have stricter oversight of online schools
- > Dec 20, 7:05 AM: New Mexico’s three major virtual charter schools are academically failing their students and spending at least half of their collective budgets paying the out-of-state, private companies that provide curriculum and other
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