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Students statewide walkout in protest of new tests. Here’s everything you need to know and the schools where that is happening.

Students across New Mexico are planning to walkout of classes Monday en masse to protest high-stakes standardized testing they say have little or no correlation to curriculum in the classroom but … Continue reading

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What is PARCC and why do our kids have to take it? Also known as: who gets paid and how much?

New Mexico is in the midst of a high-stakes testing showdown and its not just playing out between politicians in the Roundhouse. You see, every time a student takes a … Continue reading

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Naming names: These school districts are bullying parents into PARCC testing they can actually opt students out of

New Mexico is in the midst of a high-stakes testing showdown and its not just playing out between politicians in the Roundhouse. Students and parents in Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, … Continue reading

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Governor’s nasty letter costs NM $100,000,000 in health exchange funding; NMHIX staff scrambling to build a new exchange

A sharply worded letter from Governor Susana Martinez to the Secretary of Health and Human Services cost New Mexico almost $100 million in funding to build out and run our … Continue reading

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John Boehner just gave up. United Dem front defeats Tea Party insurgents in battle over immigration funding

It’s official. John Boehner gave up today. Roll Call, the DC-based newspaper reporting on Congress, reports that Republican House Speaker Boehner will allow his members to vote in a full … Continue reading

March 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

#NMLEG Progressive Bill of the Day | 03-02-15

With all the ongoing controversy about high-stakes testing and corporate education profiteering it’s important to remember the other serious struggles many of New Mexico’s students face every day. Bullying is one … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

What Happened in Santa Fe Last Week?

Last week was another busy one in Santa Fe, especially on the education front. Most of the most controversial and divisive bills from the Governor/House Republicans have now made their way … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

UNM/Nob Hill Town Hall with Legislators: Saturday Feb 28

From the House of Representatives:  SANTA FE, NM –Legislators from the UNM area in Albuquerque will host a public legislative town hall meeting on Saturday, February 28, from 1:00 p.m. … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 1 Comment

#NMLEG Progressive Bill of the Day | 02-27-15

How about these freshman in our state House of Representatives? Rep. Javier Martinez has emerged as a powerful voice for economic opportunity and election modernization; Rep. Debbie Armstrong has been … Continue reading

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