Internet issues caused some hiccups on the first day many returned to campuses, but teachers continued to adapt.
Unlike years past, when many finalist lists were populated by out-of-state candidates with few ties to New Mexico, candidates emerging from more recent searches generally have local or state ties.
In Santa Fe County, 20 percent of children of color ages zero to 3 have a parent who is somewhere between the ages of 18 and 24.
Stephanie Rodriguez, secretary of the state Higher Education Department, said collaboration is the key to success for New Mexico colleges and universities.
The district will accept applications until Monday, and 15 candidates have applied for the position so far, retiring superintendent Veronica García told the board Thursday.
Outdoor education is more than just bringing students outside, advocates say: There are ways for teachers to tie the outdoors to the subjects they are teaching.
An analysis by the Associated Press shows that 5 percent of New Mexico students from kindergarten through grade 8 can walk .through school doors full time.
Educational reformer John Dewey spoke of the public schools as “laboratories of democracy.” They all but stopped serving this role for most of the past 50 years, as sc…
Associated Asphalt and Materials is seeking to consolidate its two asphalt plants by moving its facility half a mile north — farther from some neighborhoods but closer to El Camino Real Academy.
Hundreds of teachers and staff who received accommodations in the fall allowing them to work remotely due to medical concerns may ask for a review of their case.
Our public school system has the talent, know-how and, most-importantly, the will to make our imaginary public school system real for every child.
Changes to state public health orders put private schools on par with public and charter schools, which were given clearance to fully reopen by April 5.
Veronica García, superintendent of Santa Fe Public Schools, said the district could see up to $20 million in stimulus funds, and some of that could go toward specialized programs for students.
“We’re on a good path, and I feel strongly that we need to be clear in our prospects and timelines going forward,” board President Kate Noble said. “And we need to move quickly.”
For more than 25 years, Environmental Education of New Mexico has been “boots on the ground” realizing the success of outdoor learning and environmental education.
“It takes an entire team with the support staff and counseling staff and teaching staff and administration to make it happen,” said Santa Fe High Principal Carl Marano.
Only teachers and staff members with an accommodation to work from home will not be required to return to in-person teaching during the 2020-21 school year.
"It's so amazing for the kids," Superintendent Veronica García said. "It's great for the district, but it's amazing for the students that you graduate from high school."
While Mesa Vista Consolidated Schools had 95 of its 237 students return to campus last week, all 57 teachers and staff members in the district made the same trek.
Mark Galassi oversees four programs for children and youth: a chess club, a couple of computer programming courses and an initiative that trains young people to become paid researchers at the lab.
In denying waivers for testing, the assistant U.S. education secretary wrote state assessments are important in identifying student needs and targeting resources to address them.
In what is essentially remote learning from inside the building, students log in to lessons from their laptops at socially distanced work stations, only going to classrooms if teachers are conducting lessons there.