New Mexico

The Hunters Point Boarding School, a small grade school on the outskirts of the Navajo Nation capital, is seen in St. Michaels, Ariz., on April 23, 2021. A New Mexico judge has ordered education officials to provide computers and high-speed internet to students who still don't have them in a landmark ruling that for the first time in the state has set a standard for internet speeds for public school children.
The Hunters Point Boarding School, a small grade school on the outskirts of the Navajo Nation capital, is seen in St. Michaels, Ariz.
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Education Judge: New Mexico Must Give At-Home Students Fast Internet
In a landmark ruling, a judge has ordered officials to provide computers and high-speed internet to students who still don't have them.
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Teaching Profession Teacher Salaries Are Increasing. See How Your State Compares
The National Education Association warns that some of the progress in teacher pay could be jeopardized by the pandemic.
Madeline Will, April 26, 2021
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States How to Talk About Next School Year Presents a Big Test for Education Leaders
State K-12 officials must clearly communicate plans for safety, academics, and mental health, while mixing urgency with nuance.
Andrew Ujifusa, April 12, 2021
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Denise Jensen, a teacher at the Navajo Preparatory School, stands for a portrait on a dirt road just outside of Farmington, N.M. on Feb. 1, 2021.
Denise Jensen is a teacher at New Mexico's Navajo Preparatory School, a boarding school for Native American students that has been closed for almost a year. She's been teaching her students remotely since March 2020.
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Teaching Profession Audio Sitting on the Roof at Night for Internet: Pandemic Learning in the Navajo Nation
A teacher at a college-prep school for Native American students sees the struggles her students face daily to do their schoolwork from home.
Catherine Gewertz, February 3, 2021
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Marie Pino, right, 67, a long-time teacher in her Navajo community in New Mexico, and her husband, Ira Pino Sr., 65, both died of coronavirus-related illness, along with their son Marcus Pino, 42.
Marie Pino, right, 67, a long-time teacher in her Navajo community in New Mexico, and her husband, Ira Pino Sr., 65, both died of coronavirus-related illness, along with their son Marcus Pino, 42.
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Teaching Profession Three Members of Navajo Family, Two of Them Educators, Die From COVID-19
Marie Pino, who taught generations of children in her Navajo community, died at 67. She had lost one of her sons, a school basketball coach, to coronavirus-related illness just weeks before; her husband, an emergency medical coordinator and pastor, died of the illness shortly after she did.
Evie Blad, June 17, 2020
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School & District Management How Schools Will Overcome the 'Coronavirus Slide:' Ideas From 5 Superintendents
With many school buildings closed for the rest of the academic year—and more to follow—district leaders turn their attention to making up for what may be deep learning losses.
Denisa R. Superville, April 7, 2020
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in New Mexico
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
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School & District Management When It Comes to Nurturing Student Success, N.M. Ranks Last. Can It Turn Things Around?
Early-childhood education is a priority for New Mexico, and a first-term governor has approved school funding increases, but the state remains challenged by issues of poverty and educational governance.
Andrew Ujifusa, January 21, 2020
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Assessment New Mexico Ranks Last in Nation on Quality Counts Annual Report Card
The state, which earned a D, was at the bottom on socioeconomic factors that can affect the educational environment, but earned a B-plus on how equitably it spends its K-12 dollars.
Evie Blad, September 3, 2019
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Accountability The Ball Is in Betsy DeVos' Court as States Seek to Revise ESSA Plans
Will the education department let a state go in an entirely new direction, as long as what it is proposing to do is still kosher under the law?
Alyson Klein, March 20, 2019
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Education Funding Which States Are Poised to Tackle Outdated K-12 Funding Formulas?
Buoyed by budget surpluses and prodded by teacher activism and legal challenges, legislators and governors are gearing up to tackle long-outdated K-12 funding formulas.
Daarel Burnette II, February 12, 2019
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States Educational Opportunities and Performance in New Mexico
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
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Assessment New Setback for PARCC as Another State Abandons Test
New Mexico’s defection from the PARCC test set off another round of speculation that the exam will become extinct, but PARCC’s overseers have other plans.
Catherine Gewertz, January 14, 2019
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