Christopher Ruszkowski, New Mexico’s acting secretary of education, gave that brief answer to question after question concerning the impact of funding on student outcomes Monday in 1st Judicial District Court. Ruszkowski did not answer conclusively whether money automatically improves results as he testified in a landmark case centered on New Mexico’s education spending.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico students learning English as a second language are struggling to pass a tougher proficiency exam, which is creating budget challenges for districts, according to some administrators. WIDA, a Wisconsin-based company, recently revamped the scoring system for the ACCESS assessment, which is used by New Mexico, and 38 other states and agencies to test English language learners. Under the new system, it is much more difficult to earn a high score.
SANTA FE â€“ Rio Rancho Public Schools is one of the most successful districts in the state, but Superintendent Sue Cleveland testified Tuesday that she believes poor funding is forcing her administration to “dismantle” its hard work by dropping programs, increasing class sizes and instituting other cost-cutting measures. Cleveland was a witness in a landmark lawsuit that claims New Mexico is not meeting a mandate to adequately fund education outlined in the state constitution.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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