Search Result for: New Mexico


A New School Funding Formula Proposed in new mexico

... (July 2008). That report, “An Analysis of the Impacts of the AIR Funding Formula Proposal on new mexico School Districts,” has been released as a joint publication of the Rural Trust and the Ben Lujan Leadership and Public Policy Institute at the new mexico Highlands University and is available at www.ruraledu.org/articles.php?id=1943.   The proposed formula would provide funding increases to all but four districts. The biggest increases would go to smaller districts serving ...
Date: 2009-03-12

Achievement Distributions and Fiscal Inequalities in new mexico Public Schools

...Rural Trust Publication, new mexico, School Finance, Jerry Johnson, RT Policy Department, Report, PDF achievement_distrib_th.jpg Achievement_Distributions_and_Fiscal_Inequality_in_New_Mexico_Public_School_Districts Report PDF (213 KB)   By Jerry Johnson, State Policy Studies Manager Researchers, policymakers, taxpayers, and others have wondered whether “money matte...
Date: 2004-01-01

An Analysis of the Impacts of the AIR Funding Formula Proposal on new mexico School Districts

...ts findings from an investigation of the impact of the funding formula proposal commissioned by the new mexico Funding Formula Task Force (FFTF) and developed by American Institutes of Research (AIR). Appointed by the new mexico Legislature and Governor Bill Richardson, the Funding Formula Task Force (FFTF) was charged with providing recommendations regarding the state's public education funding mechanism. The FFTF contracted with American Institutes of Research (AIR), which conducted a compr...
Date: 2009-02-10

Bill to Limit School Size in new mexico

...This article appeared in the February 2009 Rural Policy Matters.   Under legislation introduced in the new mexico legislature, state funds could not be used for new construction of any school with more than 900 students and a school district could only consolidate schools if it determines “that the consolidation is in the best interest of students served by each of the schools proposed to be consolidated.”   SB 255 is part of an initiative by Think new mexico, a respect...
Date: 2009-03-15

new mexico Adopts Navajo Language Textbook

...This article appeared in the October 2008 Rural Policy Matters new mexico has become the first state to adopt a textbook teaching the Navajo language. Rediscovering the Navajo Language by Evangeline Parsons Yazzie, a professor at Northern Arizona University, is slated for use in 10 new mexico districts as well as federal Bureau of Indian Education schools in the state. The textbook and coursework respond to the reality that nearly half of the Navajo children living on the tribe's reservations s...
Date: 2008-10-10

new mexico Devises Strong Funding Formula: An Analysis

...with high proportions of English Language Learners. The study arranges 88 school districts (all of new mexico's districts, except Albuquerque) into five groups according to how big the percentage gain in funding they are expected to receive if the new formula becomes law (from those with "Most Gain" to those with "Least Gain"). Under the proposal, all but four districts gain funding. In general, the higher the rate of poverty, child poverty, unemployment, and adults withou...
Date: 2008-07-01

new mexico Devises Strong Funding Formula: An Analysis

...with high proportions of English Language Learners. The study arranges 88 school districts (all of new mexico’s districts, except Albuquerque) into five groups according to how big the percentage gain in funding they are expected to receive if the new formula becomes law (from those with “Most Gain” to those with “Least Gain”). Under the proposal, all but four districts gain funding. In general, the higher the rate of poverty, child poverty, unemployment, and adu...
Date: 2008-07-01

new mexico Districts Contemplating Lawsuit

...time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time.   School districts across new mexico are considering a lawsuit that could force a change to the state's public school funding formula, resulting in more money for education.   The new mexico Coalition of School Administrators (NMCSA) has been holding a series of informational meetings with interested districts. NMCSA would not fund or act as a party to the potential lawsuit, but is compiling information. No official...
Date: 2009-10-30

new mexico Provides Support to Rural Schools to Engage in Community Revitalization

...This article appeared in the April 2006 Rural Policy Matters. The new mexico Department of Education wants to improve rural education in the state by funding schools to engage their students and teachers in direct efforts to revitalize and improve the economically distressed communities the schools serve. The pilot program, called Community Partnership for Rural Revitalization, serves six districts. More districts will be added in each of the next few years with a goal of eventually including ...
Date: 2006-04-01

Rural School Funding News: new mexico Group Advocates Smaller Schools

...This article appeared in the November 2008 Rural Policy Matters. Think new mexico, a nonpartisan policy organization, recently released a report, "Small Schools: Tackling the Dropout Crisis While Saving Taxpayer Dollars." The report advocates limiting enrollment to 225 students per grade in high schools, 120 students per grade in middle schools, and 60 students per grade in elementary schools. The organization plans to propose legislation to cap enrollment levels and require larger schools to...
Date: 2008-11-06

Studies Recommend Funding Changes in new mexico

...urrent at time of posting, but may require registration or expire over time. Two recent reports in new mexico come from very different sources and are making very different recommendations about education funding in the Grand Canyon State. But both recognize the economic reality that additional funding for schools is needed and not likely to be allocated under the present system. Last month, the nonprofit new mexico Voices released their report, Funding Public Schools in new mexico in the Grea...
Date: 2011-11-29

Teachers and Teaching Conditions in Rural new mexico

... (150 KB)   By Lorna Jimerson Introduction new mexico is one of the poorest and most rural states in the country. Over one-third of all schools in new mexico are located in rural areas. And 58% of all students in new mexico are eligible for free and reduced lunch. In rural areas, the percent of students in poverty is even higher (67%). new mexico is tied with Arizona as having the greatest percentage of rural children living below pover...
Date: 2004-06-01

2008 State Election Update: A Sampler

...lature to improve the funding system. Democratic Governor Brian Schweitzer easily won re-election. new mexico. Democrats increased their majority in the 42-seat Senate by at least three seats to 27-15 and maintained their 3-2 margin in the House, generally increasing the probability that the school funding overhaul proposed by the state's consultants a year ago will pass in the 2009 session. Governor Bill Richardson appears to support the measure, but the issue is how to come up with the 15% in...
Date: 2008-11-06

Anything But Research-based: State Initiatives to Consolidate Schools and Districts

...rs of math instead of three. A number of states including Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, new mexico, and Ohio have raised or are considering raising graduation requirements; not all states are giving equal consideration to providing additional funding to meet those standards. These requirements can stress low-wealth schools and districts in additional ways. For example, raising the number of math and science courses required for graduation increases the demand for certified and Highly...
Date: 2006-03-06

California's Frontal Assault on Rural Schools

..., most states fund only a portion of the cost of transportation, although a few pay the whole fare. new mexico and Wyoming theoretically pay 100 percent of the local district cost, and South Carolina basically operates the school transportation system as a state service. The California attack on school transportation funding is an attack on all schools, but especially on rural schools. It raises serious questions about the constitutionality of the school funding system. There are currently at l...
Date: 2012-01-27