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Senate bill draws pushback on charter school cap
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Jan 22, 7:53 AM: Many charter school leaders and some senators said they would back the bill – especially increased investment into K-5-plus programs and more money for teachers and principals – sans the charter cap. >
Democrats split on charter school cap in New Mexico
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Jan 22, 7:02 AM: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s plan to cap charter school enrollment met a wave of opposition Monday, and at least one Democratic senator said he would break party ranks to oppose the initiative.
Opinion: NM education expensive, underperforming and in decline
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Jan 16, 6:28 AM: Aware of public concern, the last three governors generated reassuring talking points about improving the poor quality of public education in New Mexico. But they didn't do much about it.
Future uncertain for New Mexico charter school growth
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Jan 14, 6:26 AM: Under Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, what’s next for charters is, well, uncharted territory. While on the campaign trail last year, Lujan Grisham said she would impose a moratorium on opening new charter schools until state >
Lujan Grisham scraps student PARCC testing, teacher evaluation system
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Jan 4, 6:13 AM: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, whose election campaign stressed revamping New Mexico’s public education system, took the first step Thursday by signing executive orders to eliminate a controversial standardized test for >
NM Supreme Court rules state can pay for private schools’ textbooks
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Dec 17, 7:29 AM: The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Thursday that taxpayer dollars can be used for nonreligious textbooks in both religious and secular private schools, reversing its previous decision on the matter.
Opinion: All voices must be heard on education reform
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Dec 13, 8:09 AM: The last group that we think needs to be included is teachers from public charter schools. The number of students served by charter schools in our state is always increasing and these students need people who speak for >
New Mexico charter school gets money for students who left
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Dec 13, 7:52 AM: A charter school in New Mexico that teaches students remotely by phone and internet is receiving public funding for hundreds of students who no longer are enrolled, amid attempts by state education officials to close to >
Lujan Grisham’s choice of Education Secretary will send big message
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Dec 12, 6:30 AM: In the coming days, governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham will take the first major step to fulfill her sweeping campaign promises on education – appointing a secretary to lead New Mexico’s troubled Public Education >
Column: Loosen the grip of teacher unions on policy
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Dec 11, 8:12 AM: As they begin their deliberations, I would hope they could all agree the purpose of our public schools is to educate children. Therefore, everything about our schools – how they are staffed, funded and organized to fulfill >
New Mexico colleges receive B’s, C’s for teacher prep programs
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Dec 10, 8:29 AM: Public colleges and universities in New Mexico that offer teacher preparation programs received B’s and C’s in the first round of grades on performance.
Lujan Grisham names teachers union leaders to transition team on schools
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Dec 3, 8:17 AM: Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday named several New Mexico teachers union leaders to a transition team tasked with reviewing the state’s Public Education Department.
State’s plan to boost struggling schools earns praise
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Dec 3, 7:07 AM: A nonprofit education advocacy group has given New Mexico high marks for how it plans to help struggling schools turn themselves around.
Fewer New Mexico grads need remediation in college
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Nov 16, 6:37 AM: State officials announced Wednesday a steady decline since 2012 in the number of college-bound students taking remedial courses in college, a sign that they say points to an improving educational system.
Next N.M. Governor Highlights Education Reform
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Nov 7, 9:16 AM: She emphasized education fixes. She promised more classroom time devoted to teaching and less to testing. Early childhood education statewide is a top priority, she said, and she won’t fight a recent landmark education >
Vote 4 NM: Differing opinions could complicate education reform
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Nov 5, 8:00 AM: Differing opinions were a common theme among students, teacher and other stakeholders when discussing education in KOB's Vote 4 NM series.
World is their classroom, but are New Mexico home-schoolers learning?
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Oct 29, 6:20 AM: Home-school parents in New Mexico, one of the states with some of the most bare-bones home-school regulations, are not required to show proof of an education plan or report on their children’s progress. No one visits a >
Santa Fe-area charter school, district may soon end dispute
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Oct 23, 6:05 AM: The 10-month-old battle of words and legal threats between leaders of Turquoise Trail Elementary Charter School and the Santa Fe school board may be ending.
Letter: Embrace good ideas — even from charter schools
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Oct 17, 6:48 AM: When I read the comments about charter schools made by Northside and North East ISD superintendents last week, I was disappointed. The superintendents asked for a community conversation about how charter schools harm ISDs. >
Governor gets Champion for Charters award
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Oct 16, 7:17 AM: Gov. Susana Martinez was given the Champion for Charters award on Monday.Martinez was among 20 bipartisan local, state and federal elected officials who took home the National Alliance for Public Charter School award, >

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