August 10, 2018 – Finances aren’t the only issue in the UNM Athletics Department. The university also appears to be out of compliance with Title IX when it comes to equity in opportunities for male and female athletes.
Correspondent Khalil Ekulona sits down this week with Athletic Director Eddie Nuñez, UNM Title IX coordinator Heather Cowan, report author Helen Grant, and political psychologist Martha Burk. They discuss how compliance is measured, what changes could be considered to bring UNM Athletics into compliance and what university officials will do in the future to ensure women have equal opportunities in sports.
August 3, 2018 – A coalition of community organizations held a press conference in Albuquerque this week to raise concerns about a newcomer program in the Albuquerque Public Schools system.
Kay Bounkea, executive director of the Asian American Family Center, says her group and others had previously shared recommendations for the program. They argued it should include both immigrants and refugees. They also requested that APS help address transportation needs and other needs for families who are struggling financially. Advocates also asked for any newcomer program to focus on high school students who need both language instruction and assistance in catching up on grade-level content. Instead, the newcomer program at La Mesa Elementary School will focus on refugee students in grades K-6.
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