Hope Morales’s heart-breaking piece (“An exemplary teacher, a failure as a parent?” My View, Oct. 11) was emblematic of what I’ve heard from other parents and grandparents. The system that has been set up to “teach” our children online is unworkable for many, if not all, families.
Teachers say that while they are trying to adjust to the realities the pandemic has imposed on education, they worry the increasing demands will be corrosive over time.
Superintendent Veronica García said that if the county's positivity rate stays below 5 percent, the district can continue with its current plan.
U.S. District Judge James Browning wrote that plaintiffs likely can’t sue the governor and that the regulations ordered by the state are likely to be upheld.
The superintendent cautioned cautioned the plan is not finalized because the number of teacher and support staff willing to return to the classroom could change, as could the state's requirements for reopening.
Child welfare monitoring and enforcement have been challenged by the coronavirus pandemic as teachers — the backbone of the abuse and neglect reporting system — are se…
A lawsuit filed Tuesday by a coalition of school districts asked a state judge to limit a litany of measures implemented during the pandemic.
Santa Fe Public Schools has 21 teacher vacancies this school year, on par with past years, Superintendent Veronica García says.
Plaintiffs say the health order unfairly limits in-person learning at private schools to 25 percent of maximum room capacity, while public schools can apply to reopen under separate guidelines at 50 percent.
About 85 percent of staffing for schools and classrooms has been set, but the rest of it will take more time since it will require some teachers and staff members to be reassigned to different schools.
Superintendent Veronica García said the state still needs to sign off on the district’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems as well as its supply of personal protective equipment.
As part of the district’s hybrid model being introduced Oct. 15, 5 percent of teachers and staff at schools will be tested weekly.
The modified plan calls for opening classrooms to specific elementary students rather than all kids at each school, prioritizing students with disabilities and limited internet.
Veronica García, superintendent of Santa Fe Public Schools, said the benefit, which comes to $5.86 per child per day, will directly reach families in a way the district's meal distribution programs have not.
Santa Fe Public Schools has lost nearly 500 students so far, and if the Legislature doesn't take action, the district could lose several million dollars from the state.
The U.S. Department of Education on Thursday announced Piñon had been named one of its National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020, one of 317public schools so honored.
School district superintendents throughout the state are worried plunging enrollment could lead to a drop in funding for the next school year, and they want the Legislature to help.
Teachers and staff have until Thursday to inform their principals if they are willing to work on campus in the hybrid model as scheduled Oct. 15.
Albuquerque-based U.S. Attorney John Anderson filed a statement of interest that argues the state is violating the equal protection clause of the Constitution by limiting attendance at private schools to 25 percent of building capacity.
The desks help stabilize busy school and work-from-home environments that parents and educators say can be the difference between a student participating in a virtual classroom activity or tuning out.
With schools relying on distance-learning models in the spring and fall this year amid the ongoing pandemic, students in special-education programs are receiving fewer services than usual.
Teachers were to receive a 4 percent hike, but state lawmakers cut that figure during a special legislative session in June to account for a pandemic-related budget shortfall.
Superintendent Veronica García said 304 district employees made such requests ahead of a scheduled Oct. 15 date to allow elementary school students back into classrooms.
Only 4 percent of classes in the fall semester at UNM will be completely in person, and another 18 percent fall into the hybrid category in which students are in the classroom just once or twice a week.
Alfredo Celedõn Lujan is the first New Mexican and first Latino president in the 111-year history of the National Council of Teachers of English.
The University of New Mexico continued its trend of declining enrollment, but not at the steep level university officials have braced for amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lujan Grisham told a congressional committee the drop in revenue threatens the state’s ability to provide services including child welfare, health care services, education and small-business support.
Faced with a pandemic that has depressed the state’s economy and energy production, the fund likely won’t receive the new infusion of excess oil and gas revenue that it was expected to get next year.
The Catholic school's "community choice" model shows what in-person education during a pandemic looks like: socially distant classroom settings, constant sanitization, staggered arrivals and departures, face shields and/or masks.
Superintendent Veronica García said her staff is exploring possibilities, including providing services at a designated area or helping district employees get their child care paid through a state subsidy.
The hybrid model involves evenly splitting instruction between in-person and online learning, with a day dedicated to cleaning and sanitizing the school.
Each branch is staffed with a tutor or monitor to oversee employees' children while they learn through online platforms and their parents work.
As the state grapples with devising and implementing plans to satisfy key parts of the landmark case, there is a growing sense of urgency and impatience from legislators and plaintiffs in the case.
Students in kindergarten through fifth grade would be allowed to come back to campus after Labor Day under reentry plans that have to be approved by the state Public Education Department.
The deficiencies in internet service will cost New Mexico between $20.9 million and $26.2 million in additional funds to ensure all students can participate in remote learning over the next 12 months, the state found.
Superintendent Veronica García said the district took appropriate security precautions at Gonzales Community and Atalaya Elementary schools.