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Experts offer tips to strengthen New Mexico charter school law
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Jul 23, 6:50 AM: New Mexico’s laws for authorizing and overseeing charter schools are solid but could benefit from some additional measures, according to recent National Alliance for Public Charter Schools data.
New Mexico loses education lawsuit
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Jul 23, 5:49 AM: New Mexico is violating the constitutional rights of at-risk students by failing to provide them with a sufficient education, a state judge ruled Friday in a blistering, landmark decision.
Teachers union objects to proposed charter school
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Jul 20, 5:57 AM: Albuquerque Teachers Federation stood in opposition to a proposed charter school for the South Valley — a first according to its president.
Bureaucracy stifles innovation at NM schools
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Jul 16, 5:33 AM: Our schools are under-performing, and rather than betting on innovation, we have doubled down on bureaucracy.
Rural educators wary of proposed graduation rules
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Jul 5, 4:50 AM: Educators in rural New Mexico expressed concern Tuesday about meeting the requirements in a proposal that would standardize the path to graduation for students who use alternative methods – besides test scores – to show >
Charter plans to appeal closure decision
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Jun 27, 4:32 AM: He pointed to three schools in the district labeled by the state as in need of more rigorous intervention due to chronic F school grades. He asked why Whittier Elementary School, for instance, has received district backing >
APS board decides not to renew school’s charter
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Jun 26, 5:10 AM: A 4-3 vote on the middle school’s charter came after the APS Office of Innovation and School Choice found it had “several violations of federal and state law regarding special education compliance” during a site visit this >
Virtual Charter Schools Fail to Make the Grade in New Mexico
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May 29, 7:00 AM: Virtual charter schools are supposed to provide students with an online education equivalent to what they would receive at a physical school. But recent findings presented to the Legislative Education Study Committee show >
Motion filed to stop PED’s decision on evaluations
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May 29, 6:48 AM: American Federation of Teachers-New Mexico and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation filed a motion against the state Public Education Department for using its teacher evaluations to decide which educators can teach at >
Editorial: Why isn’t NM replicating its top-performing schools?
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May 23, 6:56 AM: A charter school that serves about 330 students in grades 6-12 from a broad geographic and socio-economic cross-section of the Metro area, AIMS has a stellar graduation rate and proficiency numbers in the 90s for math and >
State law on fixing failing schools is unclear
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 >

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