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Senior Airman Nicole Scott (above) says that her grandmother was a teacher, and that she believes in her giving her time, and that the military believes strongly in community outreach and volunteering. Nicole describes tutoring with ABQ Reads is an “awesome experience! All the staff were super friendly. The kids were really fun to be around, and I really liked seeing them learn and absorb everything.”

Albuquerque Reads Volunteer Spotlights: Join Leaders From Across the Community as an ABQ Reads Literacy Tutor

Albuquerque Reads, the Chamber’s partnership with Albuquerque Public Schools to pair reading tutors from the community with students at some of the highest-needs elementary schools, is preparing to launch an expansion to cover both kindergarten and first grade students at Whittier Elementary. While the program continues to recruit new tutors for this expansion, here are …

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The Future of Accountability in Schools: New Report Calls for Stability in Testing, Meaningful Measurements of Student Progress

A new joint report from two New Mexico education advocacy organizations, NMKidsCAN and Teach Plus, highlighted the progress that the state has made over the last decade in student achievement growth while simultaneously raising standards and quality of assessments, and calling on Governor Lujan-Grisham and the new leadership in the Public Education Department not to …

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Matt Pahl, Executive Director of Public Charter Schools of New Mexico, makes a presentation detailing the progress and challenges facing charters in New Mexico

Chamber Board Hears From Charter Leaders on Student Results, School Expansions, and Challenges

Weeks ahead of the start of the 2019-2020 school year, the Chamber’s July Board meeting featured presentations from leaders in the state’s charter school movement on the sector as a whole, academic results from some of the leading charter schools in Albuquerque, and policy challenges and opportunities at the state and local levels. Matt Pahl, …

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