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The Line: Public Education Department Announces Changes In Assessments

NMiF: testing standards

November 10, 2017 – The New Mexico Public Education Department was heavily criticized recently for proposed changes in science standards for classrooms across the state. After announcing that those changes would not take effect, PED officials announced other changes in end-of-course assessment tests that omit some controversial history and health topics. Santa Fe Reporter writer Matt Grubs recently reported on the changes: Not Done Yet

Gene Grant and this week’s Line opinion panelists react to this news story and share their thoughts on current education standards in New Mexico.

Line Panelists:
Mark Boitano, former NM state senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP

The Line: Santa Fe School District Needs More Teachers (Web Extra)

July 24, 2015 – The Santa Fe Reporter highlighted an accelerated teacher training program this week. The program aims to address a chronic shortage of teachers in the Santa Fe Public Schools.

What lessons from this program could be used in other teacher training programs? This weeks line opinion panelists react to the story.

LINE PANELISTS:
Dan Foley, former New Mexico House Minority Whip
Marsha Garcia, Strategies 360
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Julie Ann Grimm, editor of the Santa Fe Reporter