PED announces new plan to support ‘chronically-failing’ schools

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Public Education Department is pumping more than $10 million into helping New Mexico’s struggling schools.

The money will go toward schools in need of improvements across the state. The state also identified the top-four lowest performing schools requiring extra attention under the federal “Every Student Succeeds Act.”

They’ll get to choose one of four major overhaul strategies, with closure being among the options.

“This is not about the Public Education Department saying you have to do this or this, we want them to make a choice, but ultimately we have a responsibility to make sure our kids are not trapped in failing schools,” PED Secretary Christopher Ruszkowski said.

Of the four identified, three are Albuquerque elementary schools — Hawthorne, Whittier and Los Padillas — along with Dulce Elementary in northern New Mexico.

Map: 2017 grades for New Mexico schools >>


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