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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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Education Midterms Could Mean Big Changes for State ESSA Plans: Which Races to Watch
Newly elected governors and state chiefs may seek big changes to their states' plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Alyson Klein, October 24, 2018
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Teaching Profession These Six Teacher-Evaluation Systems Have Gotten Results, Analysis Says
Teacher-evaluation reforms in places like New Mexico, Tennessee, Denver, and the District of Columbia have paid off, says the National Council on Teacher Quality.
Madeline Will, October 11, 2018
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English-Language Learners Dual-Language Learning: How Schools Can Ensure It's for All Students
In this third installment on the growth in dual-language learning, one expert says broad access to programs is important, but that students need an early start to reap the benefits.
Corey Mitchell, September 18, 2018
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Families & the Community The Four-Day School Week Debate (Video)
Education Week Correspondent Kavitha Cardoza visited the Cobre Consolidated School District in New Mexico, which made the change to a shortened school week just before the state declared a moratorium on the practice.
Mike Bock, August 30, 2018
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