New Mexico


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Justice Department sees bias in limits on private schools
Sep 22, 5:18 AM: The U.S. Justice Department sided Monday with the father of a seventh-grade prep school student in a lawsuit that challenges pandemic-related limits on classroom capacity at private schools in New Mexico as more >
Editorial: Lawsuit shows disparity in public, private school rules
Sep 10, 5:56 AM: The current health order penalizes thousands of students in private schools who deserve a fair shake. If the courts decide they don’t deserve one, there should be a compelling reason.
Lawsuit claims private school students are being treated unfairly
Sep 8, 6:07 AM: The father of an Albuquerque Academy student says the state is treating private schools unfairly because they’re required to operate at a lower in-person capacity than public schools.
South Valley charter school preparing to begin in-person learning
Sep 3, 6:25 AM: Starting next week, the school, which offers classes from kindergarten through third grade, will give parents three different options:
About a quarter of NM students lack home internet service
Aug 19, 6:39 AM: Nearly one-quarter of New Mexico’s students lack access to the internet at home – a challenge exposed by the coronavirus pandemic and a move to remote learning.
Opinion: New Mexico can’t afford not to reopen classrooms
Aug 18, 5:54 AM: With this continuing poor showing in mind, it is time to consider creative methods to get our kids back in the classroom and improve our student outcomes.
Editorial: Will APS allow students to enter schools this year?
Aug 11, 7:20 AM: Interim Superintendent Scott Elder will speak to the APS board before it votes on Aug. 19. He said that while the district is prepared to stay in remote, “I will warn you … there are consequences to this decision.” Indeed >
AFT New Mexico Seeks Temporary Restraining Order Against Gallup-McKinley County Schools
Aug 10, 7:39 AM: "McKinley County Federation of United School Employees, Local #3313, AFT-NM (the “Union”), has filed an action today seeking injunctive relief to prevent the Gallup-McKinley County School District from actively and >
Column: Quit putting up charter school roadblocks
Jul 31, 7:14 AM: The recent Public Education Commission hearing that denied the Mission Achievement and Success Carter School’s (MAS) request for additional student enrollment sparked an Albuquerque Journal editorial criticizing that >
Gov.: Online classes only until after Labor Day
Jul 24, 7:15 AM: Public schools across New Mexico will start the new school year without students in classrooms, after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Thursday the state’s recent growth in COVID-19 cases makes it too dangerous for >
New Mexico's education secretary working from out of state
Jul 21, 8:09 AM: Cabinet Secretary Ryan Stewart said in a phone interview Monday he has been in Philadelphia for most of the last four months with his wife and son.
Albuquerque charter high school returns to school online
Jul 17, 7:25 AM: School districts across the state are making choices about how to teach their students this fall. One Albuquerque high school is getting ready to start Monday and they want to show everyone that online learning is >
Teachers, unions want to stick with remote learning when school resumes
Jul 13, 7:45 AM: The Albuquerque Teachers Federation polled union members, and the vast majority of those who responded support delaying in-person classes for students until after Labor Day – at the earliest.
Private schools expect less tuition revenue, more need for financial aid
Jul 6, 6:32 AM: While local private schools the Journal spoke to are largely reporting that enrollment is holding steady, the schools are seeing they need to ramp up financial assistance because of economic uncertainty caused by the >
Judge denies state’s request for dismissal in education lawsuit
Jun 30, 6:01 AM: A judge has denied the state of New Mexico’s request to dismiss a mammoth education lawsuit that has been at the center of public school funding and reform.
Opinion: Decolonize our education system
Jun 29, 8:43 AM: We’re not just reckoning with the pandemic, but with generations of colonization and oppression. One thing is clear, the current approach to education is not working.
Schools upset over ‘CARES Act Swap’
Jun 25, 6:48 AM: A section of a budget solvency bill aimed at absorbing a revenue drop caused by the coronavirus pandemic and plummeting oil prices would reduce the appropriation to the school funding formula by about $45 million to >
Editorial: PEC needs to give MAS charter cap another hearing
Jun 18, 7:14 AM: At a time when the state is under court ruling to improve education for minority and low-income students, the Public Education Commission chose to bow to neighborhood traffic gripes over increasing the opportunity for more >
Column: Hard lessons learned from sudden distance learning
Jun 17, 6:41 AM: The buildings are empty, the kids free at last, and teachers are taking a well-deserved breather. School’s out for summer! What have we learned over the course of this unprecedented year?
ABQ charter is denied enrollment cap increase
Jun 15, 6:38 AM: A high-performing charter school in Albuquerque was blocked from taking on more students, and it wasn’t given the chance to have the issue readdressed by its authorizer in time for the coming school year. >



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