Category Archives: Education

Inequity Guarantee? Dividing up the School Funding Pie

How do you take $2.4 billion dollars and divide it up “equally” among all of New Mexico’s school children?  That’s what the State Equalization Guarantee formula is supposed to do.  But Santa Fe kids get only $6,400 per student while … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Santa Fe!

A very short review of Warm Bodies, some thoughts on the school bonds and Glenn Wikles’s vote, and all about Breakthrough Santa Fe. Hear Talia Winokur, the Director of Breakthrough Santa Fe and some Santa Fe Breakthrough students talk about … Continue reading

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Over Gov’s Objection, Higher Ed Center Goes Forward

Some thoughts on God and Santa Claus, the Republican obsession with rape and incest, and Captain Underpants.  And an interview with Carole Brito about the new Higher Education Learning Center — how it was planned, how Governor Martinez tried to … Continue reading

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We Have To Get to Sea Level Before We Can Climb the Mountain: Joel Boyd (Part II)

Dr. Joel Boyd has been the Superintendent of Santa Fe Public Schools for about 100 days.  During those 100 days, he visited every school and brought in a team of nationally recognized experts — some of whom did the work … Continue reading

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Joel Boyd on Santa Fe Schools (Part I)

Today I share part I of my interview with Santa Fe’s new superintendent of schools, Joel Boyd.  As has been widely reported the Santa Fe School Board voted to sack the former superintendent of schools, Bobbi Gutierrez.  The board conducted a … Continue reading

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The Chinese Wall: School Funding Divided

Santa Fe teachers haven’t had a raise in five years, and we’re spending $24 million on a new elementary school.  Santa Fe schools are cutting bus routes and dropping kids in a central location to save $300,000, and we just … Continue reading

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Much ado about… nothing? ATC Coda

We thought we finished our series on the ATC Charter Story.  But… ATC, it turns out, cannot move into the Kuane building after all.  Why? The City of Santa Fe amended its land use ordinance to require a permit from … Continue reading

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ATC Charter (Part III): The Best Laid Plans…

In today’s show, we finish the ATC series — just as the Board of Education voted this week to allow ATC to move to Kaune (though some neighbors and the bondholders are still threatening legal action to prevent the move). … Continue reading

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ATC Charter (Part II): Hell hath no fury…?

In Part I of this story we shared voices from the Academy of Technology and the Classics Charter School on their decision to ask to ask the Board of Ed to allow them to move into the old Kuane Elementary building. … Continue reading

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ATC Charter (Part I): Leaving Home

Today’s story is about ATC, the Academy of Technology and the Classics charter school which this week decided to leave the the building that many thought would be its dream home.  The building ATC is leaving was built with about … Continue reading

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