New Mexico


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PEC Hears Pitch For Local Polaris Charter School
Jul 19, 7:56 AM: A proposed new charter school for Los Alamos, Polaris Charter School, was the subject of a Community Input Meeting conducted by the New Mexico Public Education Commission Tuesday at UNM-Los Alamos.
Editorial: NM parents deserve data on their school’s academic performance
Jul 16, 6:40 AM: Now that the U.S. Department of Education has approved New Mexico’s request to drop its established A-F school grading system in favor of under-construction school dashboards, it is essential the Public Education >
Editorial: Jail charter school a good lesson in second chances
Jun 17, 6:02 AM: Beaming parents, airborne caps, black gowns and orange jumpsuits – the story and photos of the 2019 graduating class of Gordon Bernell Charter School that appeared in the June 7 Journal were uplifting enough to melt even >
New possibilities await grads finishing charter school in MDC
Jun 7, 6:54 AM: Betty Lucero traveled to Albuquerque from Colorado by bus to watch her son Daniel Lucero graduate at Metropolitan Detention Center. "It’s a very big thing,” she said, tears forming in her eyes. “He’s one of the few high >
Las Cruces charter schools feel bite from new legislation
Jun 6, 7:03 AM: Over seven years operating in Las Cruces, New America School has graduated 495 students, of whom 165 were age 22 or older — over 33 percent of its alumni. The oldest student in the school's history was 66 years old. Now >
Editorial: State strips accountability from teacher evaluations
May 8, 6:41 AM: Last week, New Mexico’s K-12 public school classrooms were transported back to Lake Wobegon – where all the teachers are strong and all the students are above average. Regardless of the data. Oh, and Gov. Michelle Lujan >
Editorial: State continues war on successful charter schools
Apr 26, 4:49 AM: Consider it another victory in the war against high-quality charter schools in New Mexico. But it’s a loss for our students.
PED cuts funding from 2nd MAS charter school
Apr 22, 7:29 AM: A local charter school’s leader is criticizing changes from the Public Education Department that will affect the school’s funding for next school year.
Backlash against San Antonio ISD’s direction fuels election challenges
Apr 15, 7:02 AM: Turnaround efforts in the San Antonio Independent School District have drawn state and national attention — but also opposition, and candidates for three board seats are sharply divided over Superintendent Pedro Martinez’s >
Gov. OKs education overhaul
Apr 4, 6:05 AM: New Mexico’s public education system is in line for some big changes, after Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law Wednesday bills increasing starting teacher pay levels, extending school years and revising the >
La Academia Dolores Huerta charter school wins renewal on appeal
Mar 27, 6:37 AM: New Mexico’s new secretary of education, Karen Trujillo, has granted a reprieve to La Academia Dolores Huerta, a Las Cruces charter school, after renewal of its charter was voted down by the state Public Education >
APS Board votes to revoke La Resolana’s charter
Mar 21, 5:13 AM: After nearly two hours of testimony and presentations, the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education decided to revoke the charter of La Resolana Leadership Academy, effectively moving toward closure.
Column: NM taking a giant leap in reforming education
Mar 15, 6:32 AM: With the Senate’s comprehensive education bill now on the way to the governor and the duplicate House version likely on its way by the time you read this, the Legislature has made great progress toward addressing the >
Editorial: Improved education will happen — just listen to Trujillo
Mar 6, 7:47 AM: With 97 charter schools operating, parents have plenty of choice. Choice is not the problem. Now it’s time to ensure that choice works not just for students attending charter schools but for those in traditional public >
Bill on Santa Fe arts school advancing despite questions
Mar 5, 7:57 AM: Converting from a charter to a traditional public school would allow New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe to access more capital outlay funds, create a sense of permanence and restructure its governing board to >
Bill may dash inmate hopes at Albuquerque charter school
Mar 4, 7:08 AM: This course inside the jail is offered by Gordon Bernell Charter School, which also has several other campuses in greater Albuquerque. In addition to classroom instruction, the school provides adults attempting to >
Sweeping education reform bill heads to House floor
Mar 1, 8:43 AM: A sweeping K-12 education reform bill that would raise salaries for New Mexico teachers but could limit the growth of charter schools in the state’s urban areas is headed to the House floor.
Editorial: Why are NM lawmakers declaring war on charters?
Feb 28, 7:05 AM: As more parents vote with their children’s feet and enroll them in public charter schools, the pressure to remove that choice intensifies. Who knew so many legislators and teachers union reps agreed one size fits all in >
Column: SB 1, HB 5 will kill vital charter schools
Feb 27, 7:31 AM: Major changes are coming to education in New Mexico. With a record high budget available, increased spending is not the only paradigm shift apparent as legislators consider sweeping changes across the board. As bills move >
Editorial: A charter school moratorium makes sense
Feb 22, 7:58 AM: With New Mexico’s system of education already found to be underfunded, opening more and more schools — each with capital and operating costs — is foolish right now, even if it’s only one or two a year. Instead, approve the >



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