New Mexico


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Albuquerque teachers union getting mixed reaction from educators about returning fully to in-person learning
Mar 10, 8:58 AM: As New Mexico school districts prepare to allow 100% of students back for in-person learning, the president of Albuquerque’s teachers union said some teachers are concerned about the logistics and safety. >
Survey: NM teachers want students vaccinated before returning to in-person learning
Feb 23, 7:57 AM: A lot of teachers in New Mexico don’t want to go back to the classroom until they’ve been vaccinated, but now a new teacher survey shows a lot of them don’t want to come back until every student has had the vaccine. >
APS students, parents react to remote learning for rest of school year
Feb 19, 8:14 AM: Parents and students are reacting Thursday to Albuquerque Public Schools’ decision to stay virtual, saying they feel like no one is listening to them. Many students who looked forward to returning in-person and even >
NM lawmakers push for school choice, funding for homeschooling
Feb 19, 6:35 AM: With more and more families leaving traditional public schools in recent years, a handful of Republican lawmakers are pushing to get more money for home-schooled kids and private schools. They said it’s very timely, now >
New Mexico making gains toward bridging digital divide in education
Feb 18, 7:28 AM: Kimball Sekaquaptewa relayed a story that underscored the internet connectivity crisis many students in New Mexico have faced over the past year.
Albuquerque Public Schools remain remote until the fall
Feb 18, 6:26 AM: The school board wants to stay in a remote learning setting for the remainder of the school year with the exception of bringing back small groups being implemented to help those students that need the extra help. The >
Column: To battle learning loss, open schools, extend year
Feb 15, 8:53 AM: On behalf of our community’s children, their academic future and life opportunities, and our state’s economic well-being, the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce urges local and state leaders to take the following >
Bill to give New Mexico school boards reopening authority stalls
Feb 9, 7:18 AM: A bill that would give local school boards in New Mexico the authority to decide when students could return to the classroom amid a state-issued public health emergency order stalled Monday in the Senate Education >
New Mexico teachers union opposes extending the school year
Feb 5, 8:09 AM: A New Mexico teachers union is opposing legislation that would extend the school year to make up for learning lost during the coronavirus pandemic.
Column: Three tough truths about education, school choice
Jan 25, 6:31 AM: The past year has brought turmoil and turbulence to people in New Mexico and the world over. Sadly, children facing obstacles to their education have become one of the largest casualties of coronavirus-related shutdowns. >
Lawmakers want to give local school boards the authority to open in-person learning
Jan 21, 6:51 AM: As state education officials continue to look for ways to safely reopen schools to students, Republican legislators want that power to be put in the hands of local school boards.
New America School again commits to service-learning on MLK Day
Jan 18, 9:23 AM: The New America School continues its tradition of community service work — rather than taking the day off on Martin Luther King Day. But this year's service-learning day will be done at a distance. >
Commentary: PED, Legislature should embrace school innovation
Jan 18, 8:25 AM: In my New Mexico experience, there is no sense of urgency, nor strategy, around improving education processes or outcomes. Having attended many NMPED and APS board meetings, I have never heard student academic performance >
Superintendents detail digital divide in education suit filing
Dec 29, 8:10 AM: Administrators from six public school districts helped bolster a recent argument by plaintiffs in the landmark Yazzie/Martinez v. State of Mexico lawsuit that at-risk students are suffering from a lack of technology during >
New Mexico education leaders tell legislative panel of needs
Dec 18, 8:09 AM: Educational leaders say the short-term future of New Mexico’s public schools revolves around two words: hold harmless.
Education lawsuit demands internet for New Mexico students
Dec 16, 8:09 AM: Lawyers representing New Mexico students say the state’s attempts to provide internet access and learning devices to children is “woefully insufficient.” With in-person learning banned by state officials until mid-January >
Commentary: State must move on education
Dec 14, 6:17 AM: We are at a crossroads. Faced with the multiple challenges of COVID-19, economic insecurity, political division, and racial and ethnic upheaval, it would be easy to make excuses for maintaining the status quo. We refuse. >
Taylor to advocate for charter school options
Dec 4, 7:12 AM: A Roswell orthodontist and charter school governing council member said that he plans to advocate for more charter school options and high academic standards when he begins his service next month on the New Mexico Public >
New Mexico warns all schools may return to fully remote learning
Nov 17, 7:12 AM: The state’s Public Education Department secretary sounded a warning bell Monday that all school districts could return to fully remote learning if the spread rate of COVID-19 cases continues at its current pace. >
New Mexico education officials: 12,000 students enrolled in the spring now unaccounted for
Nov 17, 7:07 AM: New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary Ryan Stewart announced Monday that 12,000 students are currently unaccounted for statewide.



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