A bill calling for a new endowment to create a revenue stream for early childhood programs would be delayed a year under changes approved Monday by the Senate Education Committee.
They say solutions will require years of steadily increasing investments in building an education workforce that suffers from a severe shortage.
The constitutional amendment to tap the state's Land Grant Permanent Fund has been proposed multiple times in previous years and failed repeatedly.
During a joint hearing on public school funding proposed by both the Legislative Finance Committee and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, education committee members said their input over the past year has been ignored.
The possible fine is for failing to submit health insurance forms from 2016-18, when the district’s finances were under control of the state Public Education Department.
State Sen. Mark Moores, R-Albuquerque, says he’s drafting legislation that would allow students to profit indirectly from their participation in college sports.
"Burnout is an issue," board President Kate Noble said. "We need to take care of our teachers. We need to retain them. The calendar matters to everybody."
Lawmakers' comments during a hearing on the proposal Monday, a day before the session's start, raised questions about whether it will gain enough support to pass the Legislature.
At a news conference, the teachers described the fuel as drizzling down like raindrops with “overwhelming” fumes. They said their panicked students screamed and cried.
"We can't think of child well-being in terms of one-off opportunities," New Mexico Voices for Children Executive Director James Jimenez said.
LAS CRUCES — The National Science Foundation has awarded two New Mexico universities and the New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute a $5 million grant t…
Española Public Schools Superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez announced Monday afternoon she will no longer lead the district once her contract expires on June 30.
Two Albuquerque Democrats are renewing a push for an amendment to the state constitution that would direct funds from a multibillion-dollar state land endowment to ear…