New Mexico


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New Mexico warns all schools may return to fully remote learning
Nov 17, 7:12 AM: The state’s Public Education Department secretary sounded a warning bell Monday that all school districts could return to fully remote learning if the spread rate of COVID-19 cases continues at its current pace. >
New Mexico education officials: 12,000 students enrolled in the spring now unaccounted for
Nov 17, 7:07 AM: New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary Ryan Stewart announced Monday that 12,000 students are currently unaccounted for statewide.
For some, there's no place like home school
Nov 16, 7:56 AM: Palermo’s alternative was simple: home school, an alternative more New Mexico families are trying during the COVID-19 era.
NM students face learning loss
Oct 29, 5:55 AM: A new legislative report says remote learning in spring 2020 could cost students between four months to over a year of learning for the state’s elementary and middle school students, citing state-specific research from >
More parents opt for home schooling in NM
Oct 16, 8:44 AM: For students who live in APS boundaries, home school enrollment jumped from 2,393 students last year to 3,818 this school year. That’s according to state Public Education Department counts before disenrollments from home >
Parent Group Plans Protest Tuesday Outside LAPS Offices To Ask For Return To In-Person Education
Oct 12, 6:32 AM: A group of Los Alamos County parents is pushing for the return to in-person education for Los Alamos Public Schools because they feel the current model of remote learning is not working for many children and families. A >
Judge rebuffs bid to ease pandemic limits at private schools
Oct 5, 6:37 AM: A federal judge has turned down an initial request to ease pandemic-related occupancy limits for in-person instruction at private schools in New Mexico, in a setback for a lawsuit supported by the U.S. Justice Department. >
Editorial: Pandemic enrollment decline should not cost schools
Sep 30, 7:11 AM: As if trying to provide education during a pandemic were not difficult enough, school districts across the state now have to be concerned about declining revenue because of reduced enrollment.
SFPS risks losing millions as enrollment drops
Sep 28, 7:58 AM: Add Veronica García to the growing list of people urging state legislators to provide school districts with funding relief in anticipation of significant budget reductions for the 2021-22 school year. >
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.



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