New Mexico


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Lujan Grisham scraps student PARCC testing, teacher evaluation system
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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, >
State judge grants online charter school more time
Oct 12, 5:46 AM: A state judge has overruled the New Mexico Public Education Department’s order for a Santa Fe-based online charter school to close, buying the cyberacademy at least another year.
Three N.M. schools receive nationwide award
Oct 2, 6:56 AM: Three New Mexico schools — located in El Prado, Hobbs and Sandia Park, near Albuquerque — have received National Blue Ribbon Schools designations from the U.S. Department of Education. The schools are Anansi Charter School >
ABQ charter school still in limbo
Sep 24, 5:31 AM: After Albuquerque Public Schools decided to withhold approval of La Resolana Leadership Academy’s contract earlier this year, the school appealed to Public Education Department Secretary-designate Christopher Ruszkowski. >
Column: Pearce’s education ad is deceptive
Sep 19, 6:28 AM: The recent television advertisement in which U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce tries to create the image he will be a strong governor on behalf of our students by using sweet-sounding words such as “Let our teachers teach. … Good >



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