A breakthrough federal initiative in early care and education – AEI

Source: A breakthrough federal initiative in early care and education – AEI Perhaps the most thoughtful and comprehensive approach to early childhood care and education that has emerged from Washington to date, PDG B–5 is a notable departure from previous federal initiatives in three critical ways. The 2015 reauthorization of the Elementary Education and Secondary… Continue Reading

Sonntag: Raid of Land Grant Permanent Fund hurts kids

The Land Grant Permanent Fund was established with New Mexico’s statehood in 1912 and is held in trust for our public schools as New Mexico’s education endowment fund. Improper management would constitute a war on our children.While enrollment in New Mexico’s schools has been relatively consistent, the education budget has increased by almost $900 million… Continue Reading

What to do with that $1.2 billion surplus?

The announcement that New Mexico’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year is now $1.2 billion in surplus is welcome news. After a decade of fiscal and economic challenges, there are signs of life in the Land of Enchantment. Nonetheless, serious public-policy issues persist in our state and the wealth generated by booming oil production in… Continue Reading

States Fight to Fill the Middle-Skills Jobs Gap and Survive in the Digital Economy | Best States | US News

Skill-based jobs, like those found in the Justice to Journeyman program, are a major part of the digital economy, where new technology continues to create jobs that require very specific skill sets. State leaders worry their businesses won’t be able to fill these positions if there aren’t enough people with the required training, or those… Continue Reading

With our shortage of skilled workers, career and technical education is ready to be taken seriously | PBS NewsHour

This story is part of Map to the Middle Class, a Hechinger Report series that explores how schools can prepare young people for the good middle-class jobs of the future. MANCHESTER, N.H. — It was tough to nail down a favorite: maybe the chicken cordon bleu with sweet potatoes. But the lasagna was also amazing,… Continue Reading

Officials: Lottery Scholarship didn’t hit jackpot

“For the upcoming spring semester, we have about 2,000 NMSU students receiving the Lottery Scholarship on the main campus, and about 1,000 students who use it to attend our branches around the state,” said Montoya, who noted that the numbers are still fluid as spring enrollment is still open.“Our student government continues to be very… Continue Reading

Using Test Scores Tends to Lower Teacher-Evaluation Ratings, Study Shows – Teacher Beat – Education Week

If you’ve been following the teacher evaluation debates at any point over the last decade or so, you know that states and districts have waffled on whether and how student achievement should be incorporated into a teacher’s rating.Should value-added scores—which aim to isolate how much a teacher has contributed to a student’s learning, as measured… Continue Reading