- Charter moratorium passes House committee
- Feb 21, 5:52 AM: A bill that would prohibit any new charter schools from opening until 2022 moved forward at the Roundhouse on Wednesday, despite opposition from parents and other ardent charter school supporters.
- Bill to shift federal education funding pits urban vs. rural schools
- Feb 12, 8:31 AM: Two state senators who represent rural districts hope to topple a long-standing system that uses the lion’s share of a federal grant program to help fund urban schools.
- Charter school leaders blast education bill
Charter school supporters showed up to the Legislature in force Saturday morning to voice opposition to a provision in a House bill that would effectively eliminate the small school size adjustment charters currently >
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- Opinion: For education reform to work, more money must reach the classroom
- > Jan 30, 7:49 AM: As Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and the legislature consider a package of bills to transform New Mexico’s public schools, Think New Mexico urges them to include House Bill 77, which will make sure that a greater
- Bill to cap charter school enrollment dies in legislature
- Jan 29, 8:00 AM: A proposal that would have capped the number of students at charter schools has died in the legislature.
- Dems back bill prohibiting state funds for private-school books
- > Jan 24, 7:29 AM: Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee closed ranks Wednesday behind a bill that would prohibit public money from being spent on textbooks for private schools, perhaps putting the lawmakers at odds with a state Supreme
- SB 1 kneecaps NM’s great charter schools
- > Jan 23, 8:27 AM: Misleadingly named “Public Education Changes,” at 48 pages, over 9,000 words and 28 sections, this bill is a whopper intended to fundamentally distort public education in New Mexico. Unfortunately for families and
- Senate bill draws pushback on charter school cap
- > Jan 22, 7:53 AM: Many charter school leaders and some senators said they would back the bill – especially increased investment into K-5-plus programs and more money for teachers and principals – sans the charter cap.
- Democrats split on charter school cap in New Mexico
- Jan 22, 7:02 AM: Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s plan to cap charter school enrollment met a wave of opposition Monday, and at least one Democratic senator said he would break party ranks to oppose the initiative.
- Opinion: NM education expensive, underperforming and in decline
- Jan 16, 6:28 AM: Aware of public concern, the last three governors generated reassuring talking points about improving the poor quality of public education in New Mexico. But they didn't do much about it.
- Future uncertain for New Mexico charter school growth
- > Jan 14, 6:26 AM: Under Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, what’s next for charters is, well, uncharted territory. While on the campaign trail last year, Lujan Grisham said she would impose a moratorium on opening new charter schools until state
- 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.
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