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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

Bringing Back STEM Grads

NMiF: Brain Drain

December 15, 2017 – The so-called “brain drain” of talented young professionals from New Mexico is a topic that comes up often in New Mexico. There are many ideas for making sure recent graduates can find jobs and opportunities here. But what about those professionals who have already left but want to return home?

Maggie Werner-Washburne, regents’ professor emerita at UNM, put together an upcoming event to connect STEM professionals with employers and potential investors. The New Mexico Educated Workforce in STEM Symposium is taking place December 20-21 in Albuquerque.

Producer Sarah Gustavus sat down this week with Werner-Washburne, recent UNM graduate and former Albuquerque mayoral candidate Gus Pedrotty, and UNM PhD student Jacqueline DeLora to talk about potential solutions for addressing the brain drain and ensuring students and young professionals know what’s available for them in New Mexico.