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The Line: Extended School Year and the Education Rollout

NMiF: Aztec School Shooting

May 24, 2019  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at the rapid rollout of new education programs, as school districts scramble to try to take advantage of new money from the state. 

Line Panelists:
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Serge Martinez, professor, UNM School of Law
Rachel Sams, editor, Albuquerque Business First  

For Further Reading:

Many APS schools to start two weeks early – by Jackie KentKRQE 

APS: 8 schools will have extended school year – by Marian CamachoKOB 4 

New Mexico awards funding to schools to extend learning time  Associated Press

The Line: Children With Disabilities Wait Years For Services


September 7, 2018 – The Albuquerque Journal published an in-depth article profiling a
young woman who has waited 12 years for Development Disabilities Waiver funding, and it has cost her family hundreds of dollars in some months to pay for activities and services on their own. She is not alone. Up to 4,500 children, some who are now young adults, are on a waiting list for aid to which they are entitled. The problem is a funding shortage. But is that a good excuse?

The Line opinion panelists join host Gene Grant in discussing ways to best take care of New Mexicans with disabilities.

Line Panelists:
Dan Foley, former House minority whip
Eric Griego, former state senator
Sophie Martin, attorney
H. Diane Snyder, former state senator