Category Archives: Education

The Line: The Long Term Impact Of Violence On Youth

NMiF: Aztec School Shooting

December 15, 2017 – Friends and family are saying goodbye this weekend to two students killed in a shooting in Aztec, New Mexico last week. Host Gene Grant and our Line opinion panelists discuss how shootings impact small communities and what can be done to better support students who witness violence.

American School Counselor Association: resource page

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Giovanna Rossi, president of Collective Action Strategies, LLC, and producer/host of The Well Woman Show
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
Stephen Spitz, host of New Mexico People Places and Ideas on KUNM

The Line: PED Wants “Rigorous Intervention” For Low-Performing Schools

NMiF: education

December 8, 2017 – Standards outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, have caused the New Mexico Public Education Department to seek “more rigorous intervention” for four failing schools. One option is to close down those schools. Gene Grant and the Line panel ask the question: Is closing a school the right answer when test scores are low?

Line Panelists
Merritt Allen, Vox Optima LLC
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Eric Griego, former state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney