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The Line: NM’s Public Education Department And Failing Schools

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May 25, 2018 – New Mexico’s Public Education Department believes it knows the best way to fix four struggling elementary schools, three of which are in the APS district. But the Legislative Education Study Committee says the PED may not legally have the final say on any intervention plans. Is this actually a problem with the legislature and unclear state laws? Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate the issue and discuss options for addressing concerns in some schools.

For Further Reading:
State law on fixing failing schools is unclear  Albuquerque Journal

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Sophie Martin, attorney
Zackary Quintero, J.D. candidate, UNM’s School of Law; community organizer; president, Young Democrats of New Mexico

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

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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