Catholic school head tells parents 'at no time' was she 'ordered' by archdiocese not to report incident involving health aide
"We welcome additional funds to help keep students in New Mexico colleges and universities," state Higher Education Department spokeswoman Stephanie Montoya wrote in an email.
The program is funded by the education department's share of $1 billion in federal money from relief packages passed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Higher Education Department Secretary Stephanie Rodriguez said her agency is working on a new budget request that would include the cost of "free college" for all.
Superintendent Hilario "Larry" Chavez said the district only became aware of Robert Apodaca's charges late last week.
State police spokesman Ray Wilson wrote in an email Friday the agency had not yet filed charges against Robert Apodaca but was continuing to investigate the allegations.
Robert Apodaca, 30, a nurse and minister, now faces three second-degree felony counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor, a boy who attended Gonzales Community School.
A group called Organizers in the Land of Enchantment is hosting a meeting to discuss the possibility of boosting minimum wages for child care workers.
The district ended last year with 500 volunteers in schools. Right now, it has about 300, and hundreds more are in the process of signing up.
While the state still mandates mask-wearing for all indoor athletic events, districts are making their own decisions regarding outdoor sports.
Some administrators defended the practice of asking about special-education needs, arguing their schools provide a rigorous curriculum that may not be appropriate for all students.
The move will wipe out more than $5.8 billion in debt, according to the Education Department, and it marks the start of a broader overhaul of a program that has been criticized for having overly burdensome rules.
This month, Floyd's school district and its school board became embroiled in a David-versus-Goliath struggle that punches many of New Mexico's hot buttons — health, education, kids, government.
A Native education organization asked embattled Legislative Education Study Committee director Rachel Gudgel to resign this week after she requested the training, citing disparaging comments she made about Native American education while on the job.
The new cases bring the total number of infections to 16 since teachers returned to classrooms Aug. 2 and classrooms opened to students Aug. 6.
A New Mexico native who designed the curriculum for Midland, Texas-based New Mexico Trinity Prep, said the "Christian-based" school meets the Common Core standards used by New Mexico's public schools.
Across the district, we are committed to leading with our heads and hearts to ensure a high-quality education for students.
The district has allocated nearly $14 million for a new building that will house core academic classes at the nontraditional school that offers vocational training courses as electives.
Officials acknowledge they haven't been able to hire enough teachers to fill all the district's classrooms and will host another job fair on Aug. 11.
“We’re a really flexible school for your schedule,” Principal Alice Braden said. “Because we’re small, we’re really able to individualize everybody’s education.”
Diane Mourning Brown alleges she was fired after resisting what she calls an illegal plan to shift her division to the Department of Workforce Solutions.
Masks will be considered optional outdoors. But inside schools and on buses, they'll be required for students, teachers and staff regardless of age or vaccination status.
The state is touting its plan for computer science, aiming for every high school to offer at least one course by 2023; in some cases kindergartners would receive hands-on computer learning.