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Posted Apr. 3, 2018

This Is What a Movement to Improve Education for All Students Looks Like

I’ve struggled with a particular notion for many years: Do the education reform efforts of the last 25 years constitute a “movement”? How do the…

By Seth Saavedra

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Posted Mar. 22, 2018

This New Mexico School Is Making History

New Mexico is in the middle of an educational revolution. I’m an eyewitness as a teacher at Mission Achievement and Success (MAS), the most successful…

By Bonnie Lee Murphy

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Posted Feb. 27, 2018

Here’s How the #MeToo Movement Is Continuing in Our Schools

In her Cecil B. DeMille Award acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey addressed young girls around the globe by saying, “When that new…

By Wyatte Grantham-Philips

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Posted Feb. 2, 2018

New Mexico’s Kids Deserve Great Public Schools So We’re Launching NewMexicoKidsCAN

So many things make New Mexico enchanting. There are sunsets over the Sandia Mountains, adobe buildings with hundred-year histories, lush green bosque surrounding our life-giving…

By Amanda Aragon

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Posted Dec. 13, 2017

Teacher Leadership Works. Just Look at New Mexico.

Ask any parent what’s most important to her about her child’s school. Aside from fundamentals like safety, she’ll tell you: What matters most is the…

By Julia Rafal-Baer

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Posted June 14, 2017

Coffee Break: Hanna Skandera on Her Preferred Coffee Shade, New Mexico’s Rise and Truth-Telling

The schools of New Mexico have benefitted from strong and stable leadership at the state level for the past seven years. During that time, Secretary…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted June 6, 2017

In Just 72 Hours This Summit Dedicated to Empowering Teachers Sold Out

The year was 2015. I was teaching English to high school juniors in Albuquerque, the largest district in New Mexico. I loved my job and…

By Alicia Duran

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Posted July 2, 2015

Let’s Be Careful About Holding Back Our Third Graders

Throughout the 2015 legislative session, there was a push in some states toward a policy requiring the retention of third-grade students who do not meet…

By Valentina Korkes

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Posted July 1, 2015

New Mexico, It’s Time to Stop Blocking Common-Sense Reform

In recent years, no issue has ignited more debate and generated more discord than education reform. Of course, the invective and hyperbole divert attention from…

By Alexander Jung Cotoia

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Posted Apr. 21, 2015

Student View on PARCC: Protest Shouldn’t Push Us Backwards

Now that the first round of this year’s PARCC exams is over, it’s time to analyze whether it lived up to people’s dire expectations. The…

By Isabelle Clinton

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Posted Apr. 19, 2018

It Doesn’t Just Happen at Starbucks. Teachers Need Racial Bias Training Too.

Last week, two Black men were arrested for sitting in a Starbucks in Philadelphia. They were waiting for a friend who arrived shortly after his…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Apr. 19, 2018

ICE Took My Students’ Parents Away

In my classroom there is a poster that says, “Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and never give up.” This poster is more than some…

By Derek Voiles

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Posted Apr. 18, 2018

Here’s How We’re Giving Rich, White Families a Stealth School Voucher

Rich, mostly White homeowners are officially on welfare. I know. I was as surprised as you are. But millions of affluent homeowners filed their taxes…

By ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson

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