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The Line: Grading New Mexico Teacher Prep Programs

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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

My Voice: The Student Perspective

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June 21, 2018 - Lawmakers and community leaders across New Mexico have debated for decades about how to improve educational outcomes in our state. But how often do adults bring in students to talk about what they see and how they would change the education system?

New Mexico PBS teamed up with KUNM and Generation Justice to conduct listening sessions (link to doc on "listening sessions") with students about their experiences in education and the ideas they would like to see explored to improve experiences in the classroom.

In August 2017, Generation Justice led listening sessions with students from schools across Albuquerque at the YES conference in Albuquerque.

Here’s a summary of what we found: My Voice

We would love to hear your thoughts. Please fill out this survey: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelfRSNxwDogw4juzI_8aqSiRfmNwdzeeM6FAUVBf3TR-Ii2Q/viewform?usp=sf_link