The crushing demand for COVID-19 vaccinations on the first full day teachers and school staff were eligible for shots was a sign of potential problems districts could face trying to get doses to them.
A state district judge ruled in 2018 New Mexico has denied several groups of students, including Native Americans, their constitutional right to an education.
Many history, government and social studies teachers in Northern New Mexico have found a way to tie the riots into the curriculum they are teaching students throughout the year.
The state Higher Education Department wants more money for the program for students at two-year colleges, as well as broader eligibility requirements.
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The drumbeat for placing educators high on the priority list was growing louder as the pandemic rolled into its 10th month, especially because most school districts remain in remote learning.
Attorneys for the state said it has not received more funding and has tried to work with schools and internet providers to expand access in rural areas.
The lawsuit says the child was bullied at his elementary school starting in first grade, with the bullying escalating in his third grade year.
A former state education official alleges he was dismissed from his position in 2018 for not firing a recently hired worker who had been the subject of sexual harassment accusations at another agency.
The judge ordered the state to develop a system that “does not create substantial disparities in capital funding among the school districts in New Mexico.”
Superintendents across northwestern New Mexico showed how the lack of access to computers and internet service has hurt their poorest students since COVID-19 hit the state in March.
What experience has taught me is, that given the opportunity and support, higher education is for everyone. Students who find their path become the powerful workers who create our communities.
Several members of the football program took part in a donation drive to collect food, clothing, gift cards and money that will go to families in need during the holidays.
During a virtual news conference, Secretary Ryan Stewart said that while many younger children will able to return to classrooms in January, the department still has no timeline for opening campuses to middle and high school students.
The move is expected to affect student recruitment, registration, financial aid and advisement at SFCC as well as Clovis Community College, Central New Mexico Community College, Northern New Mexico College and San Juan College.
A coalition of educators addressed members of the Legislative Education Study Committee on Wednesday, advocating for adjustments to next year's budget, accommodations for students, increased salaries for school employees, and other issues related to the pandemic.
A motion filed Tuesday in First Judicial District Court claims the state has failed to provide at-risk students with the tools necessary for remote learning.
The school's Governing Board on Dec. 8 hired Zoë Nelsen, the assistant head learner, to replace Robert Jessen, who is stepping down at the end of the school year.
The boarding school, which comprises students from all tribes and pueblos in New Mexico, said the rising number of COVID-19 cases in many of the communities it serves led to the decision.
A proposal by Sen. Mimi Stewart, D-Albuquerque, would increase the employer contribution rate by 1 percent a year for the next four years.
A combination of declining enrollment this year and other factors could lead to a $7.685 million decrease in next year’s budget, the district's chief financial officer warned school board members Thursday.
On the eve of her annual State of the Schools address, Superintendent Veronica García answers questions about some of the challenges the district faces.
Next week, a collaboration of about 100 Capital High students will release about 15 videos, comic strips, flyers and other methods of breaking down language and information barriers to promote mask-wearing, social distancing and staying home.
More than 100 students have received full-ride scholarships to six colleges around the country that partner with the Davis New Mexico Scholarship program.
El Dorado Community School science teacher Hope Cahill is one of four state finalists for the 2021 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Tutoring sessions and mentorship programs are nothing new for the district, but the COVID-19 pandemic changed how it goes about providing those services.
"I do think that COVID was a contributor, with people opting for home-schooling for their children or moving out of state or simply pursuing other ways of learning," Superintendent Veronica García said.
According to the USDA, most of New Mexico qualifies as a food desert — large areas without access to affordable, healthy nourishment.
The coronavirus has stymied the usual fundraising efforts, so schools like St. Michael's and Santa Fe Prep have had to get creative to raise money, using virtual events such as online auctions.
The complaint alleged board member Gilbert Serrano told Veronica War-Montoya he did not think "women should be serving as principal and assistant principal" at Española Valley High School, where she served as assistant principal in 2019.
Students, teachers and parents complained about fatigue from lectures and the amount of assignments they faced during the week, the superintendent said.
A local organization dedicated to educational needs in the community is hoping to support wrap-around services like health care, clothing and food aid in Santa Fe schools.
Hanna Skandera, the controversial former head of the state Public Education Department, will head the Daniels Fund, a private charitable foundation that provides schol…
Superintendent Veronica García told board members during a virtual meeting Thursday that legislators are looking at plans to avoid a "train wreck" next school year.
The Public Education Department secretary said the next two weeks are crucial for districts that remain in the hybrid learning model, which allows students two days per week of in-person instruction.
According to the state Public Education Department, families of 14,224 students statewide said they were opting for home schooling for the 2020-21 school year.
Aspen Community School awarded students Thursday for their attentiveness and participation during at-home learning in a pandemic-safe parking lot ceremony.
The school district had 38.2 percent of students from third grade through the 12th grade fail one or more subject or classes to start the school year.