Parents threatening behavior and physical abuse towards teachers have Rio Rancho School District concerned they are setting a bad example for their children.
By Justine Collister / NM News Port It took Jay Garcia a while to figure out a schedule that would allow him to go to his job as a part-time cook, attend classes for his business major, and take care of his 5-year-old daughter. That meant for several weeks he was late and missed classes… Continue reading Student parents in college juggle work and studies
COVID-19 has changed the economic landscape in New Mexico, leading new college grads to reshape how they approach the job market.
By Tyler Braunhardt, Spencer Butler, Jeanette DeDios, Noah Solomon / NM News Port
New Mexico paid millions to a Utah company to text, email and phone “disengaged” students. Was it the right call?
By Alicia Inez Guzmán / Searchlight New Mexico
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
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
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
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
Noah Solomon / NM News Port Ellie Aikman’s UNM experience has been a whirlwind since last spring. She was frustrated when she received the email over spring break 2020 to return to Hokona Hall to collect her belongings by March 26 before they were donated to Lobo Reclaim. “[I] got the email that said ‘hey,… Continue reading Happy, Worried, Relieved