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The Line: Education Department Appointments, Legislation

1230 Tone of Legislature

February 1, 2019 – Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham chose former teacher and NMSU researcher Dr. Karen Trujillo as secretary designate for the state’s Public Education Department, and appointed an experienced team to assist her, including the founders of the Native American Community Academy and the South Valley Academy.  As Senate Bill 1 moves through the legislature, with its education reforms and budget requests, how will Ms. Trujillo and her team carry out the goals mapped out by New Mexico’s new governor?  Gene Grant and the Line panelists discuss the future of our state’s schools.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Edmund E. Perea, attorney, public safety expert, and executive director of the Center for Law, Policy, & Public Safety, LLC
Diane Snyder, former NM state senator
Harry Van Buren, professor in the UNM Anderson School of Management 

For Further Reading:

Governor Lujan Grisham Announces PED Leadership –  Office of the Governor
Senate panel approves sweeping education billShelby Perea, Albuquerque Journal

The Line: Education Reforms

1230 Ed Reform Bills

January 25, 2019 – There’s an avalanche of education proposals in the Roundhouse this year, as lawmakers look to fix parts of the education system found lacking in the Yazzie/Martinez vs. State of New Mexico lawsuit. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate a flurry of those bills, and late-breaking news about the new nominee to lead the state Department of Education.

Line Panelists:
Martha Burk, political psychologist and women’s issues expert
Justine Fox-Young, former state representative
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Eric Griego, former NM state senator

For Further Reading:
Democrats split on charter school cap in New MexicoRobert Nott, Santa Fe New Mexican
Districts onboard with a longer school yearShelby Perea, Albuquerque Journal
Lawmakers review bill to fix New Mexico’s education system Rachel Knapp, KRQE Media
Governor appoints Karen Trujillo as new PED secretaryDan Boyd, Albuquerque Journal