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Analysis of the 2013 Legislative session & an American Graduate Special

This week on NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS, informed analysis of the 2013 legislative session. The Line opinion panel breaks down the important bills that passed, the notable efforts that failed, and what legislation is likely to meet the veto pen of Governor Susana Martinez.

Also, an American Graduate special. Albuquerque Public Schools have a new family and community engagement policy, and leaders from family and community groups, as well as from APS, discuss how to turn the policy into practice as the district looks to improve its graduation rate.

Lorenzo Garcia, APS School Board
Analee Maestas, APS School Board
Diego Gallegos, Former NMPED and APS administrator
Marco Harris, Principal, Wilson Middle School
Robert Heckman, Families United for Education
Delma Madrigal, Coordinator, Rio Grande High School Parent Center
José Muñoz, Executive Director, ABC Community School Partnership
Adrián Pedroza, Executive Director, Partnership for Community Action
Emma Sandoval, Southwest Organizing Project

Diane Denish, Former Lieutenant Governor

Dan Foley, Former House Republican Whip
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group
Sophie Martin, Editor in Chief, New Mexico Law Review

CORRESPONDENTS: Matt Grubs, NMiF Producer


The Producer of NEW MEXICO IN FOCUS is Matt Grubs. Associate Producer is Kathy Wimmer. Funding for this program was provided in part by the McCune Foundation. Subscribe to the New Mexico in Focus Podcast on iTunes.

Episode 638 for air March 22, 2013