New Mexico


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Editorial: Swift closure, suit won’t help Hawthorne kids
Aug 9, 5:59 AM: The Albuquerque Teachers Federation is not helping, passing out fliers in May with the message, “Our school is not failing. The NM Public Education Department is failing us.” Whether the teachers’ union wants to admit it >
Editorial: Rising UNM grad rate took leadership, teamwork
Aug 7, 4:54 AM: It’s worth noting that the key to UNM’s improvement is that the focus has been on student success – even if it pushed some faculty and administrators out of their comfort zone. Now, students are spending and borrowing less >
Committee looks at tightening charter school oversight
Aug 6, 7:07 AM: New Mexico needs improved accountability for entities with authority over charter schools to address issues such as hopping from one school to another, seeking different – and sometimes easier – charter terms, the >
Opinion: Billionaires not best for charter schools
Aug 3, 6:42 AM: NM’s charters are designed by passionate educators and parents who live and breathe the needs of our children. While the PED recently received $22.5 million in funding to support charter schools, it is clear that the >
New Mexico Connections Academy gets a bit more time
Jul 27, 5:45 AM: A Santa Fe-based online charter school that received orders from the state to close this summer will get to operate for at least one more semester under a state District Court judge’s recent ruling.
Court ruling in battle over education funding will influence election, legislative session
Jul 25, 6:09 AM: State lawmakers also predicted Monday that Singleton’s ruling will push an already high-profile issue — how to fund early and K-12 education — to greater prominence during the 2019 legislative session, which begins in >
Questions surround ruling on NM education funding
Jul 24, 6:35 AM: A judge’s ruling that New Mexico has not been meeting its constitutional obligation to provide a sufficient education for all students — especially those characterized as at-risk — continued to reverberate Monday, with >
Editorial: School funding decision a win for kids
Jul 24, 6:12 AM: The children of New Mexico won an important victory last week when District Court Judge Sarah Singleton ruled that the state does not fund education sufficiently, especially for at-risk children.
Experts offer tips to strengthen New Mexico charter school law
Jul 23, 6:50 AM: New Mexico’s laws for authorizing and overseeing charter schools are solid but could benefit from some additional measures, according to recent National Alliance for Public Charter Schools data.
New Mexico loses education lawsuit
Jul 23, 5:49 AM: New Mexico is violating the constitutional rights of at-risk students by failing to provide them with a sufficient education, a state judge ruled Friday in a blistering, landmark decision.
Teachers union objects to proposed charter school
Jul 20, 5:57 AM: Albuquerque Teachers Federation stood in opposition to a proposed charter school for the South Valley — a first according to its president.
Bureaucracy stifles innovation at NM schools
Jul 16, 5:33 AM: Our schools are under-performing, and rather than betting on innovation, we have doubled down on bureaucracy.
Rural educators wary of proposed graduation rules
Jul 5, 4:50 AM: Educators in rural New Mexico expressed concern Tuesday about meeting the requirements in a proposal that would standardize the path to graduation for students who use alternative methods – besides test scores – to show >
Charter plans to appeal closure decision
Jun 27, 4:32 AM: He pointed to three schools in the district labeled by the state as in need of more rigorous intervention due to chronic F school grades. He asked why Whittier Elementary School, for instance, has received district backing >
APS board decides not to renew school’s charter
Jun 26, 5:10 AM: A 4-3 vote on the middle school’s charter came after the APS Office of Innovation and School Choice found it had “several violations of federal and state law regarding special education compliance” during a site visit this >
Virtual Charter Schools Fail to Make the Grade in New Mexico
May 29, 7:00 AM: Virtual charter schools are supposed to provide students with an online education equivalent to what they would receive at a physical school. But recent findings presented to the Legislative Education Study Committee show >
Motion filed to stop PED’s decision on evaluations
May 29, 6:48 AM: American Federation of Teachers-New Mexico and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation filed a motion against the state Public Education Department for using its teacher evaluations to decide which educators can teach at >
Editorial: Why isn’t NM replicating its top-performing schools?
May 23, 6:56 AM: A charter school that serves about 330 students in grades 6-12 from a broad geographic and socio-economic cross-section of the Metro area, AIMS has a stellar graduation rate and proficiency numbers in the 90s for math and >
State law on fixing failing schools is unclear
May 21, 5:34 AM: The Legislative Education Study Committee says the Public Education Department may not have as much authority as it claims to regarding measures requiring “more rigorous interventions,” which aim to improve chronically >
Editorial: APS students, teachers deserve real turnaround
May 17, 5:23 AM: For years, adults have gone to their respective corners when it comes to debating what should happen at New Mexico’s struggling schools.



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