- Study urges state to have stricter oversight of online schools
- > Dec 20, 7:05 AM: New Mexico’s three major virtual charter schools are academically failing their students and spending at least half of their collective budgets paying the out-of-state, private companies that provide curriculum and other
- APS to post school transfer applications
- Dec 20, 6:39 AM: Albuquerque Public Schools will post transfer applications online Jan. 1 for families that would like to send their children to schools outside their assigned attendance area.
- New Mexico weighs options as online schools falter
- > Dec 20, 6:02 AM: New Mexico state lawmakers expressed dismay at lagging academic results and spending practices at online charter schools on Tuesday, as education regulators seek to de-authorize the state’s largest school devoted to
- Commission rejects online charter school’s renewal request
- Dec 19, 6:19 AM: A state commission says the Santa Fe-based New Mexico Connections Academy, the state’s largest online charter school, should not have its charter renewed.
- School board votes to limit interzone transfers to south-side schools
- > Dec 14, 7:38 AM: The lopsided nature of student enrollment in Santa Fe — it’s packed in some of the schools on the south side but lighter almost everywhere else — has prompted the school board to stop any interzone transfers to a pair of
- APS backs charter authorization to three vocational high schools
- > Dec 14, 6:59 AM: Three vocational high schools received unanimous support for charter authorization from an Albuquerque Public Schools board committee on Wednesday, despite the Public Education Department’s opposition.
- PED chief reaffirms value of charter school option
- > Dec 11, 7:33 AM: New Mexico Public Education Secretary-designate Christopher Ruszkowski touted school choice as “quintessentially American” on Saturday during the Charter School Coalition’s annual conference in Albuquerque.
- Polaris Charter School proposal draws crowd
- Dec 7, 6:30 AM: Organizers of a proposed charter school for middle school-age students in Los Alamos welcomed more than 100 people to an introductory reception Friday night at Fuller Lodge.
- School hailed as example of excellence
- > Dec 6, 7:20 AM: Mission Achievement and Success has earned three straight A grades from PED despite serving a high percentage of low-income and minority students. In November, the Public Education Commission voted to allow MAS to open a
- Straight-A charter school gets approval to expand to second site
- Nov 28, 7:26 AM: Besides pushing to close low-performing charter schools, the state Public Education Department is also leading a charge to replicate top charter schools and launch new high-quality institutions.
- Four low-performing state charter schools turn to APS
- > Nov 28, 7:09 AM: Four low-performing state charter schools are seeking reauthorization from Albuquerque Public Schools after learning that the New Mexico Public Education Department “would likely be recommending non-renewal” – essentially
- Grassroots political group’s video blasts RRPS, backs AIMS charter
- > Nov 6, 6:51 AM: A grassroots political organization has posted a scathing video criticizing Rio Rancho Public Schools for fighting the Albuquerque Institute for Mathematics and Science’s attempts to open a location in the district.
- Private schools push to stand out, boost enrollment in age of increasing education options
- > Oct 23, 6:47 AM: Fall is the recruiting season for Santa Fe-area private schools, which are making aggressive efforts to boost enrollment in the face of a fairly stagnant economy and stiff competition from one another, as well as from
- Panel takes on charter school conundrum
- > Oct 3, 6:43 AM: If Meredith Machen had her way, New Mexico would place a cap on the number of charter schools it authorizes and not open any new ones for some time. Those charters, she argues, not only compete with traditional public
- Panel takes on charter school conundrum
- > Oct 2, 6:32 AM: If Meredith Machen had her way, New Mexico would place a cap on the number of charter schools it authorizes and not open any new ones for some time. Those charters, she argues, not only compete with traditional public
- Two of Three Charter Schools’ Grades Drop
- Sep 29, 5:49 AM: Two of the three Española-area charter schools earned lower grades and the other stayed the same, according to the data recently released by the New Mexico Public Education Department.
- TISA opens campus after six-year effort
- Sep 29, 5:25 AM: After six years of being split between two locations, Taos Integrated School of the Arts cut the ribbon on its new campus Monday (Sept. 25) to begin a new era for the charter.
- Albuquerque’s AIMS rated among America’s top high schools
- > Sep 25, 6:05 AM: Historically, the APS Board of Education did its best to block the school from opening, battling efforts by Chávez tooth and nail and citing various concerns, including the fact the city would have control. Then-Secretary
- School Still out for McCurdy
- Sep 1, 6:52 AM: Students who attend McCurdy Charter School are getting a few extra weeks of summer vacation while construction crews put the finishing touches on the new school building.
- State auditor flags $20M in charter school funds
- Aug 30, 6:10 AM: The New Mexico Public Education Department can’t explain how nearly $20 million intended for administrative support at charter schools was spent over five years, State Auditor Tim Keller said Tuesday.
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