Education Reform

UNPRECEDENTED POTENTIAL: APS Board’s Five-Year Plan Puts Kids on the Path to Success

Earlier this year, we shared the encouraging news of the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education’s decision to implement a five-year strategic plan that sets academic goals for the district. It’s a bold strategy – the first time the district has ever committed to such goals – and it puts the more than 70,000 students …

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GRADES ARE IN: How Did Our Schools, Districts Perform Last Year?

It’s back to school across New Mexico – but just how well are our schools scoring? Last spring, our partners at NewMexicoKidsCAN developed an interactive map that displays student proficiency rates by school and district, demographic enrollment data, and more. The map uses official data from state student assessments last school year, as made available …

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BREAKING: New Statewide Survey Shows 3 in 4 New Mexicans Support Greater Access to Public Charter Schools

82% ofNew Mexico residents believe parents need more public school choices in their community, and three in four residents believe public charter schools, specifically, help improve public education and would like to see more public charter schools developed/grown across our state. That’s according to a new statewide survey of New Mexicans, conducted by Research & …

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BACK TO SCHOOL – AND LOOKING AHEAD: Chamber Endorses Incoming PED Secretary’s Stance on Use of COVID Money for Learning

Yesterday was officially Albuquerque Public Schools’ first day of school, for those schools that didn’t head back early. After more than a year of remote learning and up-in-the-air hybrid schedules, it’s great to see clusters of kids waiting at the bus stop again, even if it does mean some extra traffic for the rest of …

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CONGRATS, GRADS!: Local Charter Continues to Defy the Odds

Last month, Mission Achievement and Success Charter School celebrated another graduating class of outstanding personal and academic achievement. School leaders announced that every one of the seniors in the Class of 2021 graduated. About 50% of the students were the first in their families to do so. And their futures are looking bright: the school …

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SOLARE COLLEGIATE: ABQ Charter in the Business of Defying Odds

With an extraordinary school year just weeks away from being in the rearview mirror, we’re spotlighting a charter school the Chamber supported through its launch a couple years ago. Solare Collegiate is a middle school that serves largely low-income students whose strong academic performance proves that demography is not destiny. Its founder and director is …

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