Graduation week: Stories from the class of 2020

St. Michael's grad a street-smart survivor

Desirae Tapia's life nearly came off the rails several times, but she pulled through to cement her place as a graduate — and survivor — in the class of 2020.


Santa Fe Indian School grad on path to help his people

Henry Natonabah, who grew up without running water or electricity in the foothills outside Naschitti, is hoping to be the first in his family to earn a college degree.

After canceling a pair of programs designed to help struggling public school students catch up, the state Public Education Department is reinstating the cheaper of the two.

Graduation week: Stories from the class of 2020

Aiming for a future of healing others

After Zuleyma Zambrano graduates from Santa Fe High School, she's headed for the University of Portland in Oregon, where she plans to continue studying toward a career as a pediatric nurse.

As K-12 schools across New Mexico prepare to end the 2019-2020 school year this month, there is no doubt that this academic year brought unprecedented challenges for s…

Graduation week: Stories from the class of 2020

Jaguar riding on resilience

Muscular dystrophy has never defined, nor confined, Michael Carthy’s adventuresome spirit and witty sense of humor.

Data shows 78.1 percent of students who were enrolled in public high schools in Santa Fe as freshmen in the fall of 2015 graduated within four years, compared with 74.9 percent statewide.

The continued campus shutdown this month forced the administration to lay off 80 full- and part-time employees at least temporarily as SFCC's fitness center, its Kids Campus, plus food service, bookstore and other facilities are closed.

At a school board committee study session Thursday, García presented a draft of the budget, which must be submitted to the state Public Education Department by June 3.

New Mexico Ethics Watch essay contestNew Mexico Ethics Watch is hosting its second annual essay contest for high school students across New Mexico. The deadline for su…

NMSA, SFPS take home supercomputing honorsA team of four New Mexico School for the Arts students — Rowan Jansens, Madelyn Kingston, Maya Landess and Grandon Morrison —…

The district on Friday morning released its initial graduation plans for the class of 2020 — a two-pronged approach incorporating both virtual and drive-thru events.

NMSA hires new music department chairman: The New Mexico School for the Arts has hired pianist, composer, and instructor John Rangel as chairman of its music departmen…

Santa Fe Public Schools Superintendent Veronica García said it would be especially unfair to subject students to testing at this point in the crisis. 

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