Category Archives: Education

The Line: Applications From International Students Down At UNM

NMiF: The Line Panel

March 24, 2017 - The Albuquerque Journal reported this week that applications from international students to UNM are down this year. That might be due to the current political climate in the United States. What might a smaller international student body mean for the largest university in the state? Gene Grant and this week's Line opinion panelists react to that news story and what it means for higher education across the state.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former New Mexico house minority whip
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney and editor of DukeCityFix.com
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy & McCarthy, LLP

Students Write Their Ideas For Education Reform Into A Bill

NMiF: student testifies in the Senate Education Committee

March 10, 2017 - Education reform is often a topic of fierce debate during the legislative session. This year, lawmakers passed a bill that eliminated evaluation penalties for teacher absences. Teachers are allowed 10 sick days each year but are penalized for taking more than three. On Marcy 9th, Governor Susana Martinez vetoed that legislation.

Other bills that would change testing or evaluations include SB 470, which was written by a group of high school students from the Corrales International School. Producer Sarah Gustavus visited their class recently to hear how teacher Lisa Tiger incorporated research and editing of legislation into her curriculum. And NMiF followed the students to Santa Fe on the day they testified in the Senate Education Committee about their bill. 

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