APS announce plans to cut its middle school sports program. This move has received much backlash from parents and the Governor who has called for a reversal of "their dissapointing decision to defund middle school athletics when the district has tens of millions in reserves."
Teachers unions portray vouchers as a nefarious Republican scheme though support for—and opposition to—private school choice is often bipartisan. Witness how Democrats in Maryland and Republicans in Texas have stymied efforts to improve educational options for poor kids.
It's that time of the year in New Mexico, where students from 3rd to 11th grade are administered the PARCC, also known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. These tests measure the students math and English proficiency. PARCC remains controversial, particularly because the test scores are used in teachers’ evaluations and help determine school and district grades.
Fairfax County, Va.- A local high school shares its succes story on how to turn a failing school around. Perhaps it's time New Mexico tries something different?
A 45-minute assessment of the brain health of 3-year-olds predicted key aspects of their behaviors over the next 35 years, according to research published in Nature Human Behaviour in 2016.
The Viles Foundation, Inc., is accepting Viles Scholarship Applications for 2017-18. The applications must be post-marked by April 3. The renewable scholarship is made available annually to qualifying high school graduating seniors who have only one surviving parent (half orphans) or no surviving parents (full orphans).
Student Loan Hero , an Austin, TX based student loan management company, used the U.S. Department of Education data to calculate the average cost per credit hour for residents to attend public colleges and universities in each state.
Acting president of UNM says that the states higher ed program is unsustainable as it is now. Consolidation could be our answer for the long term, but could negatively affect local economies in the short term.
The author suggests that Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education is being attacked, not because the attackers think she will do a bad job, but because they think she will do a good job. Betty DeVos, the nominee, is an advocate for charter schools and vouchers, and for that matter, for letting parents control where their kids go to school. Generally, Teachers' Unions don't like that.
According to a report from the Albuquerque Journal a new study from the state Public Education Department shows that parents are rarely informed that their children can't read, even though state law requires schools to do so.