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Education Reform BIG Signature Event

Education Reform BIG Signature Event 2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKG5eXd17gI&t=2sJoin the Chamber’s Education Reform Bold Issue Group to hear from Lieutenant Governor Howie Morales and Elizabeth Groginsky, the state’s first Cabinet Secretary of the newly created Early Childhood Education and Care Department. At this event, they discuss progress in K-12 education and in coordinating early childhood programming to prepare our littlest students for kindergarten …

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SCHOOL'S BACK IN BUSINESS

SCHOOL’S BACK IN BUSINESS: ABQ Reads Distributes Books, Lap Desks, and School Supplies to Nearly 250 Elementary Students

Last week, Albuquerque Reads volunteers worked with Albuquerque Public Schools faculty and staff to distribute backpacks stuffed with books, lap desks, and other school supplies to nearly 250 students at three Title I partner schools. Each kindergartner at Whittier Elementary and Atrisco Elementary received a backpack that contained five books and two sight word flashcards; …

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Leadership Albuquerque Considers Downtown Transformation

TAKING IT DOWNTOWN: Leadership Albuquerque Considers Downtown Transformation in Last Program Day

In the final program day in Leadership Albuquerque’s 2019-2020 program year, the class heard presentations from a variety of experts on homelessness, law enforcement and crime, and downtown area revitalization. Scott Ackerson, Executive Vice President of Prospera Housing Community Services, started the day off by discussing the challenging issue of homelessness – which is even difficult …

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Mayor Keller Talks to GACC Board about COVID-19, Economic Recovery, and Getting ABQ on the Map

SILVER LININGS: Mayor Keller Talks to GACC Board about COVID-19, Economic Recovery, and Getting ABQ on the Map

“We decided we were going to carve our own path,” said Mayor Tim Keller of the early coronavirus response decision-making process, even before the COVID-19 pandemic made landfall in the United States. Keller presented to the GACC board on September 24, looking back at the past few months of a city battered by a pandemic …

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Paid Sick Leave: City Council Narrowly Rejects a Proposal to Form a Task Force to Craft a Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

Paid Sick Leave: City Council Narrowly Rejects a Proposal to Form a Task Force to Craft a Paid Sick Leave Ordinance

At last night’s City Council meeting, the Council failed to pass – on a 4-5 vote – a resolution that would have formed a task force to develop a mandatory paid sick leave policy for the city of Albuquerque. The resolution would have required a six-person task force, comprised of three people representing employee associations …

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