NM schools dealing with increased educator vacancies

Elizabeth Schilling- Photo Courtesy of Elizabeth Schilling

Adam Evarts / NM News Port Elizabeth Schilling looks at her watch: 8:47 a.m. The school day is three minutes away. It has been four months since she took over this kindergarten class after the teacher that began the year resigned. In front of her are 12 desks for her in-person learners, all six feet… Continue reading NM schools dealing with increased educator vacancies

APS Transitions Back to In-Person Learning, Experimenting As They Go

Kathryn Tkach’s socially distanced classroom at Bellehaven Elementary School. Photo courtesy Kathryn Tkach

By Isabella Baca | NM News Port During the pandemic teachers had to find creative ways to transition from teaching in person to teaching remotely and back again—but different. Although some parents have opted out of face-to-face meetings, choosing to have their children continue distance learning, most APS students went back to school in April.… Continue reading APS Transitions Back to In-Person Learning, Experimenting As They Go

After Much Anticipation, New Mexico High School Football Returns

Tyler Braunhardt / NM News Port After a six-month delay, New Mexico high school football finally returned this spring.  The New Mexico Activities Association voted in 2020 to move fall high school sports to a tentative late-winter/early-spring start. And months of uncertainty, Gov. Michelle Lujan-Grisham decided in February that the state’s COVID numbers had dropped enough… Continue reading After Much Anticipation, New Mexico High School Football Returns

Family proximity quells pandemic baby blues

Dane Vaughn / NM News Port In the weeks preceding the birth of her daughter Oakley, Brianna Tower was separated from her husband by restrictions brought on by the virus outbreak. Days after giving birth in San Antonio, Texas, Tower moved to Albuquerque in order to be closer to her family. “I did end up… Continue reading Family proximity quells pandemic baby blues