Technological barriers concern APS community

Second grader Layla Miller and kindergartener Lola Miller working on homework from their home after a day of remote school. (Courtesy photo)

By Alika Medina and Mariah Perry / NM News Port Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) have deployed a sweeping array of online tools and resources to help nearly 84,000 students from 143 schools learn at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Many students and parents are struggling with the technology and administrators admit remote learning isn’t the… Continue reading Technological barriers concern APS community

APS community adjusting to online learning

Angela Garcia helps her granddaughter Tara with online schooling.

By Alika Medina & Mariah Perry / NM News Port Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) started the school year on Aug. 12 with remote learning. Seven days later, the district announced the virtual learning approach would be extended through the fall semester.  It’s part of a safety plan put in place to prevent coronavirus transmission among… Continue reading APS community adjusting to online learning

Central New Mexico high schools still undecided on in-person learning

Belen High School (Adam Evarts / NM News Port)

By Adam Evarts / NM News Port Shortly after the fall semester began, Albuquerque Public Schools announced that they will stick with online-only classes until January. Other central New Mexico school districts are waiting to see how the coronavirus pandemic plays out — and what the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) advises — before… Continue reading Central New Mexico high schools still undecided on in-person learning

Albuquerque boy collaborates with high-tech hub to build his own prosthetic hand

By Santana Ortiz for New Mexico News Port / William Sahlstrom is a typical 9-year-old who loves Batman and basketball, but William has had to learn to move through life a little differently than other boys. He was born without a left hand due to a congenital condition that affects one in 10-thousand.  “They think… Continue reading Albuquerque boy collaborates with high-tech hub to build his own prosthetic hand