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The Line Top 10 Countdown: #5 K-12 Education Reform

Top Stories of 2017 #5

December 29, 2017 – Gene Grant and a special panel of local journalists continue the countdown of the top stories of 2017 this week. In fifth place, according to the opinion of producers and panelists, is New Mexico’s plan for education reform under the Every Student Succeeds Act. They also discuss a lawsuit that went to trial this year that alleges the state is not providing adequate funding for all students. And the panelists talk about battles over science standards and end-of-year teaching assessments.

Line Panelists
Dan Boyd, capitol bureau chief, Albuquerque Journal
Matt Grubs, staff writer, Santa Fe Reporter
Mary Hudetz, reporter, Associated Press
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial editor, The Santa Fe New Mexican

The Line: Department of Education Considers Changes to Science Teaching Standards

NMiF: science standards

September 22, 2017 – The New Mexico Education Department sparked controversy this week, by proposing modifications and changes to the state’s science teaching standards. Those standards haven’t been updated in almost 15 years, but critics say the suggestions go too far.  One example includes not identifying the age of the earth as 4.6 billion years old. Host Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists discuss the changes in depth, and why they are sparking such debate among experts, educators, administrators and community members.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, Former State Senator
Diane Snyder, Former State Senator
Dan Foley, Former House Minority Whip
Sophie Martin, Attorney

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