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The Line Top 10 Countdown: #5 K-12 Education Reform

Top Stories of 2017 #5

December 29, 2017 – Gene Grant and a special panel of local journalists continue the countdown of the top stories of 2017 this week. In fifth place, according to the opinion of producers and panelists, is New Mexico’s plan for education reform under the Every Student Succeeds Act. They also discuss a lawsuit that went to trial this year that alleges the state is not providing adequate funding for all students. And the panelists talk about battles over science standards and end-of-year teaching assessments.

Line Panelists
Dan Boyd, capitol bureau chief, Albuquerque Journal
Matt Grubs, staff writer, Santa Fe Reporter
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial editor, The Santa Fe New Mexican

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