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School Still out for McCurdy
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Sep 1, 6:52 AM: Students who attend McCurdy Charter School are getting a few extra weeks of summer vacation while construction crews put the finishing touches on the new school building.
State auditor flags $20M in charter school funds
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Aug 30, 6:10 AM: The New Mexico Public Education Department can’t explain how nearly $20 million intended for administrative support at charter schools was spent over five years, State Auditor Tim Keller said Tuesday.
Friends of Mosaic Academy raises money for new school
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Aug 30, 4:47 AM: Construction on a new home for the Mosaic Academy will start soon on a hillside in south Aztec, but more money is needed to make the new building a reality.
Top-rated charter school threatens suit against Rio Rancho district
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Aug 28, 5:15 AM: The standoff over a nationally rated charter school’s attempt to expand into Rio Rancho continues to heat up.
School grades reveal ‘a growing disparity’ in NM education
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Aug 24, 6:23 AM: New Mexico is seeing an increasing divide in the educational performance of its school districts, according to new statewide school grades released Tuesday.p>
School grades reveal ‘a growing disparity’ in NM education
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Aug 23, 5:38 AM: In 2016, 25 percent of Albuquerque schools received failing grades. And in 2012, when the Public Education Department launched school grades, just 11 percent of APS schools earned F’s.
Attorney asks state Supreme Court to block textbook funding to private schools
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Aug 21, 6:24 AM: A lawyer representing several parents of New Mexico public school students has again asked the state Supreme Court to block private schools from drawing on tax dollars to buy textbooks.
Ed secretary sides with EVCA in charter appeal
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Aug 21, 5:56 AM: The Estancia Valley Classical Academy announced the new state education secretary ruled in favor of the school’s appeal against charter renewal actions taken by the New Mexico Public Education Commission. >
Ariz. woman seeks to revive charter school closed amid sexual abuse allegations
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Aug 18, 6:22 AM: The leader of a Phoenix charter school says she plans to take over Santa Fe’s Secondary Learning Center, which was closed by its former principal in the middle of the spring semester, just months before parents filed a >
APS promotes ‘private school education for free’
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Aug 15, 5:49 AM: Sandia High is among a handful of New Mexico schools that offer the IB program and the only one in the APS district.
RRPS appeals court ruling on charter school
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Aug 14, 6:09 AM: After losing in District Court, Rio Rancho Public Schools has filed an appeal to stop the Albuquerque Institute for Mathematics and Science from opening a location at the University of New Mexico West, but the charter >
SOUL charter school lands in Solana Beach
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Jul 25, 7:34 AM: The San Dieguito Union High School District’s first charter school, the School of Universal Learning (SOUL), has finally found its home. SOUL will open for its first day of school on Aug. 29 at the Boys & Girls Clubs of >
Teachers union lawsuit against PED delayed
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Jul 24, 7:20 AM: A union lawsuit alleging that the state’s teacher evaluation system is unfair and inaccurate will not go to trial in October as scheduled. First Judicial District Court Judge David Thomson granted the New Mexico Public >
Expert: NM teacher evals are toughest in the nation
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Jul 7, 7:34 AM: New Mexico rated more than twice as many teachers below effective than any other state in a 24-state study conducted by a Brown University economist who studies teacher evaluation systems across the country. >
Education plan draws criticism from state legislators
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Jun 16, 7:48 AM: Democratic state lawmakers raised concerns Thursday about New Mexico’s plan to implement a new federal education law, questioning some of the ambitious goals outlined in the document and the lack of details on how the >
Skandera stepping down as education chief
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Jun 8, 7:18 AM: After nearly seven years on the job, New Mexico Education Secretary Hanna Skandera is stepping down.
National teachers union president sounds off
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May 25, 6:25 AM: The American Federation of Teachers’ president characterized Gov. Susana Martinez and Education Secretary Hanna Skandera as relentless opponents of public education who attack unions to deflect attention away from their >
Skandera lays into teachers unions during speech
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May 16, 6:20 AM: New Mexico Education Secretary Hanna Skandera blasted teachers unions Monday, calling them a well-funded “entrenched political establishment” that holds back progress and advocates for adults over children. >
Rio Rancho Public Schools may appeal ruling on charter school
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May 9, 6:17 AM: After four years in court, Rio Rancho Public Schools lost a lawsuit it filed to stop a top-performing charter school from opening at University of New Mexico West, but the district superintendent said she hopes to appeal. >
School celebrates service milestone
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May 8, 6:56 AM: Amy Biehl High School in Albuquerque recently celebrated a milestone of 100,000 hours of community service completed since its founding in 2000. Aside from being the first charter school in the state, ABHS was the first >

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