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PNS Daily News- February 15, 2019 


Shutdown averted and a national emergency declaration; A push in Iowa for virtual caucus attendance for 2020 primaries; and concerns about legislation that could hide oil pipeline records. Those stories and more in today’s news.

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Public News Service - NM: Education

New Mexico legislators begin a new session today under a court order to file an initial plan to fix the state's schools by April 15. (mcsk12nm)

SANTA FE, N.M. — As part of opening day at the 2019 New Mexico Legislature, the state's Voices for Children group will highlight its annual New Mexico KIDS COUNT Data Book. Deputy Director Amber Wallin said there have been improvements in teen birth rates, increased rates of kids covered by

New Mexico has until April to ensure the state's schools receive adequate resources to meet the needs of at-risk students, based on a court order handed down last year. (lanlfoundation.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico state lawmakers say their number-one priority in the upcoming legislative session is to improve the state's public education system - a pledge they'll need to keep based on a court order. In July 2018, a state district judge ruled that New Mexico was violating

National school funding data shows that some of the poorest states in the country spend $1,000 more per pupil than New Mexico. (liberationnews.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. — Thirty-six states will elect new governors tomorrow, and in New Mexico, educational funding promises to be a huge issue for whoever next holds the office. Incumbent Susana Martinez is term-limited, which means either Democrat Michelle Lujan Grisham or Republican Steve Pearce

New Mexico's public schools ranked as second-worst in the country in 2018, but a successful lawsuit will require the state to spend more money on at-risk students. (children.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico has to create a plan for how to create more equitable funding for its public schools, after a judge ruled the state has been unconstitutionally depriving at-risk students of a quality education. Education advocates are calling it a win for New Mexico children,

A 2017 legislative analysis found that only 26 percent of New Mexico's third-grade students were proficient in reading. (pixabay)

SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Public Education Department will take comments in Santa Fe Thursday on a controversial proposal to hold back students in kindergarten through third grade who can't read proficiently. The proposal is favored by Gov. Susana Martinez, but has never found support

There are 2,000 registered school walkout events planned for today as part of the Enough is Enough movement. (npr.org)

TAOS, N. M. – Students, parents and spiritual leaders gather at the Taos Plaza today to show support for the 17 people killed in the Parkland, Fla., school shooting last month. The latest mass school shooting has galvanized young people across the country and reignited debate over gun control

Enrollment in colleges across New Mexico fell 14 percent from 2010 to 2016. (hsf.net)

SANTA FE, N.M. – A bill is advancing in the Legislature that would require high schools students to apply to at least one two or four-year college before they're allowed to graduate. Exceptions would be made for students who can show they've committed to military service, a vocational progra

New Mexico legislators are reviewing a new report on the state's dismal well-being of children as they start the 2018 lawmaking session. (wkkf.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. – The well-being of New Mexico children lags dramatically behind other states, and a new report says the only thing that will fix the problem is policy changes by state lawmakers. According to the latest report from Voices for Children, New Mexico has the highest overall child

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