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Poll: 3 of 4 Parents Want to Enroll Their Children in a Charter School

Parents of Albuquerque Public Schools are unsatisfied with the public school system and want an exit.

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The State Of Education In New Mexico: NOT On A Good Path

Contrary to New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, education is not in “a good place”.

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Why Is New Mexico Exporting One Of Its Top Investments?

Asking the question of why the brain drain exists is a critical step to plugging it.

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Albuquerque Public Schools Spends $27,268 Per Student Annually

In May, the Albuquerque Journal’s Esteban Candelaria reported on the proposed budget of Albuquerque Public Schools. The APS Board of Education was taken aback by the funding request: $1.936 billion for fiscal year 2023. At almost $2 billion, this budget represents a 16.73% increase from the 2022 allocation. Simultaneously, APS has seen a marked enrollment […]

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Complaint Filed Against Former APS Principal

What can be done to ensure that actions like this do not occur again? Today, the Southwest Public Policy Institute (SPPI) filed a complaint with the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) over email communications sent by former Volcano Vista High School principal Dr. Vickie C. Bannerman. In the complaint, SPPI alleges that in 2019, […]

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Did School Closures Impact Education In New Mexico?

New Mexico suffered from some of the most draconian pandemic-related school closures in the country: how did this impact educational outcomes? On Tuesday, Esteban Candelaria, a staff writer with the Albuquerque Journal, reported on delays in academic assessment reporting from the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED). While data from SAT testing will be made […]

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Albuquerque Public Schools Makes the Case for School Choice

Are the worst educational outcomes on record causing declining enrollment? Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Scott Elder announced a need to trim 5% of its staff in the coming school year in response to an enrollment-driven deficit estimated at $17 million. The media dutifully reported that the district faces a “budget deficit,” but that is not […]