New Mexico


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Cities face crisis as fewer kids enroll and schools shrink
Aug 8, 10:54 AM:

 Across the U.S., COVID-19 relief money is helping to subsidize growing numbers of big-city schools with small numbers of students

NM takes aim at achievement gap
Jul 26, 8:46 AM:

In New Mexico, where the correlation between high poverty and low literacy has been clear for decades, the state is funding a number of programs and initiatives designed to close the achievement gap between advantaged >

Analysts: Teacher ranks have increased while enrollment has dropped
Jul 22, 10:37 AM:

While research centers and public agencies have widely reported a statewide educator shortage of over 1,000 this year, teacher ranks have actually gone up, analysts for the Legislative Finance and Legislative Education >

NM needs to make all those education dollars work for kids
Jul 14, 9:41 AM: Change is hard, especially for large bureaucracies like New Mexico’s largest school district. But change is necessary at APS. That’s not just the Rio Grande Foundation’s view; it is the conclusion of the Legislative >
Charter school sparks debate
Mar 21, 8:21 AM: A plan to relocate a charter school to the North Valley cleared another hurdle this week as the Bernalillo County Commission rejected a pair of neighborhood appeals – a decision rendered after an especially testy public >
Here's how Deming Cesar Chavez plans to benefit from New Mexico's new charter school law
Mar 9, 9:31 AM: He was encouraged a week ago when Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed HB 43 into law, aiming to ease the way for charter schools — public schools that do not have the taxing authority exercised by school districts — to >
Governor signs bill boosting teacher pay
Mar 2, 6:50 AM: For New Mexico teachers like Laura Mayo-Rodriguez, being an educator during the COVID-19 pandemic has been about much more than math and reading.
Legislators pass charter schools facility bill
Feb 24, 9:10 AM: A bill intended to make it easier for New Mexico public charter schools to construct, purchase or lease buildings and facilities has passed the New Mexico Legislature.
Las Cruces' J. Paul Taylor Academy K-8 wins New Mexico Charter School of the Year Award
Feb 2, 9:02 AM: The K-8 charter school that serves 200 students was chosen in large part because of its dedication to creating adaptable learning strategies for students, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. J. Paul Taylor Academy is >
Local charter schools offer unique options in education
Jan 25, 7:22 AM: On Saturday, Jan. 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Plaza de Las Cruces downtown, local charter schools are coming together for the first time. This inaugural event — Charter Schools - Unique Options in Education — >
Commentary: Public charter schools need equal facilities funding
Jan 24, 9:26 AM: When it comes to the importance of quality education in New Mexico, public charter schools provide exceptional benefit. They are free and open to all students interested in attending. Like many charter schools, the schools >
Bill would assist charter schools with building needs
Jan 20, 9:31 AM: Legislation introduced into the current session of the New Mexico Legislature is intended to make it easier for New Mexico public charter schools to purchase, lease or construct buildings.
ABQ charter school helps with transition after prison
Dec 20, 9:13 AM: While many inmates in state prisons are required to participate in educational programs, the notion of continuing their education often becomes a distant thought after they are released.
Santa Fe Public Schools offers a full menu of options for students through fall open enrollment
Nov 29, 7:30 AM: Santa Fe Public Schools has launched a new tradition this year — fall open enrollment. Previously offered in the winter, students and families this year have been invited to select their school of choice by Jan. 31. It’s >
Albuquerque election blow to teacher’s union, victory to biz
Nov 4, 5:58 AM: The teachers union in New Mexico’s largest city will have fewer friends on the school board next year, after three school board candidates won Tuesday’s election without union support.
Most business-backed APS candidates edge out union picks
Nov 3, 7:26 AM: A slate of business-backed candidates was winning three of four races for Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education seats, according to unofficial results Tuesday night.
Unions, school bus company, trade blame in Las Cruces strike
Oct 29, 8:29 AM: Unions and a school bus company blame each other for a school bus driver strike that shut down much of the public school transportation serving 3,500 students in Las Cruces.
New Mexico public education secretary-designate outlines plans for lawmakers
Oct 5, 8:10 AM: New Mexico’s new public education secretary-designate, Kurt Steinhaus, has big plans for the state’s public school system, which has struggled with declining enrollment, teacher vacancies and low student proficiency >
Face to Face with JoAnn Mitchell
Sep 27, 9:11 AM: A 25-year teacher, school psychologist and administrator who has taught elementary school, worked as a principal in public schools and at a juvenile detention facility, and tutored inmates in a maximum security prison in >
Report: Students in New Mexico are far behind in learning due to coronavirus pandemic
Sep 27, 9:03 AM: On average, at-risk New Mexico students were already over half a year behind in learning before COVID-19.



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