Volunteer Substitute Teachers Needed

By Brigid Driscoll / NM News Port ALBUQUERQUE—Nearly 1,000 New Mexicans have registered to serve as substitute teachers since Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced the Supporting Teachers and Families Initiative Jan. 19.  The Public Education Department issued new licenses to almost 500 volunteers in the program’s first three weeks. Lujan Grisham encouraged National Guard members… Continue reading Volunteer Substitute Teachers Needed

The battle over critical race theory reaches New Mexico

A billboard on a major road in Las Cruces reads “Let’s Go Brandon” — code for “F**k You Biden” — and includes other conservative memes. García and Reynaud used personal funds to pay for the billboard. Photo by Don J. Usner / Searchlight New Mexico

By Alicia Inez Guzmán / Searchlight New Mexico LAS CRUCES — It was 3:30 p.m., and a line had already begun to form inside the Karen M. Trujillo Administration Complex, an old strip mall on South Main Street. The school board meeting was still 30 minutes away, but more than a dozen people stood in… Continue reading The battle over critical race theory reaches New Mexico