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COVID-19 Response: Cram To Understand

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In episode 30, hear from college students whose futures are seemingly on hold. Mandolin Eisenberg and KUNM’s own Taylor Velazquez tell us about their experiences. (And after their interviews, host Khalil Ekulona’s ready to vote for either one for U.S. pres should they run.) We also hear from National Native News anchor and New Mexico PBS correspondent Antonia Gonzales about challenges students on tribal lands are facing in trying to get their educations online. And Dr. Stephanie McIver, the counseling director for Student Health and Counseling at UNM, talks about being easy with yourself as you make sense of the pandemic’s impacts on your life.
And a news update: Public schools in N.M. will remain closed for the rest of the semester. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham ordered travelers to put themselves into isolation for 14 days today and said involuntary quarantines could happen.
Here are some links for understanding the federal relief package:
We’re keeping a complete list of the resources and volunteer opportunities that we find for each episode here.  Take a look at today’s resource list::
How are things going for you? We want to know. Share your quarantine stories by calling: (505) 218-7084 and leaving us a message. We could roll them into a future episode. Your New Mexico Government is a collaboration between KUNM, New Mexico PBS, and the Santa Fe Reporter. Funding for our coverage is provided, in part, by the Thornburg Foundation, and the New Mexico Local News Fund.

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Your New Mexico Government is a collaboration between KUNM, New Mexico PBS, and the Santa Fe Reporter. Funding for our coverage is provided, in part, by the Thornburg Foundation, and the New Mexico Local News Fund. 

The Line: Grading New Mexico Teacher Prep Programs

1224 Line Teacher Prep Evals

December 14, 2018 – There has been a lot of attention in recent years about the state’s teacher evaluation system. And, Governor-Elect Michelle Lujan Grisham has already promised to get rid of the current process. But it’s not just the teacher evaluations that are controversial. New Mexico’s Department of Education has also instituted a grading system for teacher training programs at the state’s colleges. Host Gene Grant and the Line panelists discuss the latest results and how the system might be changed or adapted moving forward.  

Line Panelists:
Jeffrey Candelaria, Konnection Now & host on KKOB
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Laura Sanchez-Rivét, attorney at Cuddy and McCarthy, LLP
Giovanna Rossi, president, Collective Action Strategies; host, The Well Woman Show (KUNM)

For Further Reading:
New Mexico colleges receive B’s, C’s for teacher prep programs – Santa Fe New Mexican
PED releases teacher prep program grades  – Albuquerque Journal