Education


V.29 No.32 | 8/6/2020
Harris Smith
Clarke Condé

Arts Interview

How is UNM Going to Work?

A conversation with the new dean of the College of Fine Arts.

It’s going to be a very different year at the College of Fine Arts at UNM, beginning with a new dean, Harris Smith, and obviously, continuing on with new ways to teach given the global pandemic. We sat down with Smith to talk about his background, his goals for the school and how students are going to be able to learn in this very different environment.
school
Clarke Condé

Community News

The Yellow Brick Road Back to School

Coronavirus, masks and computer screens line the path to Emerald City

APS teachers and school staff return to school on Aug. 5 to prepare for online and in-school teaching, and learning in a sanitized and safe setting that includes social distancing and wearing face masks. While safety must be the main consideration, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to school reopening.
V.29 No.31 | 7/30/2020
The News Monkey

Newscity

Education Secretary On Reopening

PED Secretary told reporters that the department is working on a plan to reopen schools and get kids back into the classroom; the New Mexico Restaurant Association is continuing to battle health orders that ban indoor dining; the federal Bureau of Land Management has been surrendering land in New Mexico and Arizona to the US Army for use in the construction of a border wall.
V.29 No.30 | 7/23/2020
Transform Education New Mexico brought plans to the NM Legislative Education Study Committee.

Community News

Education Reform Struggles

State fails to dismiss Yazzie/Martinez case, plans to meet court mandate

Last Wednesday, July 15, the NM Legislative Education Study Committee met via Zoom to discuss the Public Education Department’s goals around the Yazzie/Martinez case. Ryan Stewart, New Mexico’s secretary of education, gave a presentation to the committee on the initial steps the PED is taking.
V.29 No.4 | 1/23/2020
Eleyna Maves
Photo by Clarke Condé

Feature

Fostering Peace

Foreign exchange students champion cultural understanding

AFS Intercultural Programs has a critical mission: “to help prevent future conflict through cultural exchange and understanding.” For over 70 years, they have facilitated American students going abroad and foreign students coming to America. We spoke with Rio Rancho high school student Eleyna Maves about her scholarship to go to a Japanese high school and spend a year living and learning about what it is to grow up in that culture.
CNM President Hartzler (center) is joined by city officials at a January press conference.
Courtesy CNM

Education

CNM Rocks

New programs and administration

With four campuses and a workforce training center, Central New Mexico Community College has been a beacon of light for more than 50 years.
V.28 No.33 | 8/15/2019
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Corey Yazzie

Feature

Education Reform in New Mexico

The past and the future come together at school

Last summer, a judge ruled public school funding was inadequate and so violated provisions in the New Mexico State Constitution. To come into compliance, the legislature and the governor have appropriated money to address state education shortfalls.
V.28 No.7 | 2/14/2019
Dolores Gonzales Elementary School, Albuquerque, N.M.
Eric Williams Photography

New Mexico News

Paying For Success

Financing dominates debate

Who is going to pay for maintenance improvement and, indeed, a complete re-envisioning of our state’s public education system?
V.28 No.4 | 1/24/2019
Glenna Voigt
Eric Williams Photography

Education

Views from the Bridge

A tale of two visions

Educators and lawmakers are coming out of the woodwork to greet a Legislature primed to change the tree called public education in New Mexico from the roots down below to the leaves up above.
V.26 No.33 | 8/17/2017

New Mexico News

We Don’t Need No Education

No dark sarcasm in the classroom, but closures possible

The state Public Education Department rates schools to identify which ones could experience major overhauls, and that’s causing alarm among some teachers, especially in rural communities.
V.26 No.21 | 5/25/2017
News City
Robert Maestas

Newscity

Lawsuit Filed Against State Over School Funding

Lawsuit filed over school funding, pedestrian deaths rise and Peter DeBenedittis runs for governor.
V.26 No.19 | 5/11/2017
News City
Robert Maestas

N.M. Had the Lowest Graduation Rate in 2015

N.M. had the lowest graduation rate in 2015, Democratic candidates for governor race for nomination and PNM lowers proposed rate increase.
V.26 No.14 | 4/6/2017
News City
Robert Maestas

New Teacher Evaluation Standards Announced

Teacher evaluation standards announced, N.M. leads in births paid through Medicaid and water shortages predicted.
V.26 No.13 | 3/30/2017
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Rob M.

Baked Goods

Get Schooled

The N.M. Medical Cannabis Conference and self-education

The New Mexico Medical Cannabis Conference is an educational seminar aimed at disseminating information on the medical uses, benefits and contraindications of medical cannabis.
V.26 No.11 | 3/16/2017
News City
Robert Maestas

Newscity

APS Recognizes Bilingual Graduates

APS recognizes bilingual graduates, education secretaries absent for budget talks and extraction wells are cleaning the Kirtland jet fuel spill.