All Stories Tagged 'PED' (17)

A Look at the New Mexico Public Education Department

Today is Day Five of the year in most Albuquerque Public Schools. As a former APS teacher, I say Happy Day Five, Folks! It is also roughly Day 5,000,000 since the New Mexico Public Education Department went with the spiffy website design you see excerpted above.

For some, no website can…

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Added by Scot Key on August 17, 2016 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Sister Mary Scot Explains All Educational News Reporting For You

Pay attention, Barney! And don't make me use this ruler!

(Photo courtesy Albuquerque's Coco J. Harris)

I'm actually not a nun, a woman or even Catholic,…

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Added by Scot Key on April 5, 2016 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

K-12 Education Circa-2016: Leave No Test Behind, Maybe

This past January 1st, after having taught for 22 years, I retired early from Albuquerque Public Schools (APS). I wrote about it a bit at the time. Today's story concerns K-12 matters going on presently, yet also gives some insight into why I chose to retire a couple of months back.

Even casual followers of K-12 news know students take more tests now…

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Added by Scot Key on March 1, 2016 at 12:54pm — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Count on Brown

  • Alleged scumbag apparently confesses, has …
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Added by Phil_0 on October 23, 2015 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Wake Me Up When September Ends

  • Tesla says no thanks to NM.
  • Feds say health care costs…
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Added by hettie on September 4, 2014 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Morning Fix: We Sink

  • One of the five worst!
  • But Skandera thinks kids will do better on next year's new, more difficult test,…
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Added by hettie on August 5, 2014 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: I Melt With You

  • Bernalillo County is moving out of downtown.
  • No one should be surprised that there are…
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Added by hettie on June 13, 2014 at 6:30am — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Blow Away

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Added by hettie on May 16, 2014 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Morning Fix: Black Wind Blowing

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Added by hettie on May 13, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Respect

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Added by hettie on March 21, 2014 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

The 'Real World' is Not a Cross-Country Race

Hanna Skandera tells us, in a recent Albuquerque Journal guest editorial, what should have been an inspirational and heart-warming story about her glory days in track, when she trained for months for that one big cross-country race at the end.  She came in second.  It’s implied that the rest of them were ranked-and-filed as, I assume, winners and losers?

There are two…

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Added by Kris Nielsen on March 9, 2014 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Hanna Skandera’s Reforms Cause More Than 'Discomfort'

Education Secretary-Designate Hanna Skandera recently wrote an editorial to the Albuquerque Journal stating more untruths, vague ideas, and plenty of blame against those who are questioning her initiatives.  She suggests that there will be some “discomfort” during her period of reforms.  I suggest that discomfort isn’t the problem; what we’re fighting against is the…

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Added by Kris Nielsen on January 8, 2014 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: Have You Heard The News?

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Added by Adelita on December 10, 2013 at 7:01am — 8 Comments

Morning Fix: Halloween

  • An nonprofit is finally in the black, just as the ACA makes their work even more important.
  • An interview with…
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Added by hettie on October 31, 2013 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Dead Man's Party

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Added by hettie on October 30, 2013 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Morning Fix: Baby Blue

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Added by Adelita on October 18, 2013 at 6:54am — No Comments

Morning Fix - Twig in Your Step

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Added by Masshole in Fringecrest on July 16, 2013 at 5:00am — 7 Comments

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