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May 12, 2015

A First: New Mexico Nabs Waiver from 'Highly Qualified' Teacher Requirements

The move marks the first time the department has ever granted a state waiver from the HQT provisions. It also opens the door to a multitude of questions about states' teacher-distribution plans, which are due next month.

April 10, 2015

Three Finalists Chosen in Albuquerque Superintendent Search

The school board could decide on a new superintendent as early as tomorrow. The district and former Superintendent Winston Brooks abruptly parted ways last August.

April 10, 2015

N.M. Extends Extra-Days Program Aimed at Some Low-Income K-3 Students

A New Mexico program providing 25 extra days of class time for children in kindergarten through 3rd grade has brought excellent results, according to outside evaluators.

March 19, 2015

Fort Worth's Superintendent Search Stalls

The school board in Texas' sixth largest school district has "some issues they need to work through before resuming the search," a school spokesman said.

March 03, 2015

Ark. Governor Wants New K-12 Boss, But State Must First Change Rules

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson,a Republican, wants an ex-legislator to lead the state's public schools, but the governor needs a change to state law first.

March 03, 2015

Report: State Policies Largely Unclear on Testing Opt-Out Policies, Consequences

Ohio and New Mexico provide clear possible consequences for students if they opt out, but the majority of states don't directly address such ramifications, a study finds.

February 20, 2015

Ex-Albuquerque Superintendent Sues District for $125,000

Former schools chief Winston Brooks, who left the district last summer with a $350,000 buyout, wants the school system to pay for remarks he felt were disparaging.

February 17, 2015

Hanna Skandera Confirmed as New Mexico K-12 Chief After Four Years in Limbo

Skandera was picked to be the top K-12 official in New Mexico in 2011, but until this week her nomination had stalled even as she performed the duties of the office.

November 14, 2014

Education Department Extends New Mexico's NCLB Waiver

The U.S. Department of Education continues its trend of extending states' No Child Left Behind Act waivers even if they haven't completely taken care of everything cited in their monitoring reports.

September 24, 2014

New Mexico Early Childhood Supporters Gear Up for Expansion Effort

Preschool supporters want to use the state's large Land Grant Permanent Fund to pay for early education, but the effort has failed four times in the past.

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