I am writing today to announce the closure of the New Mexico Independent. After three and a half years of operation in New Mexico, the board of the American Independent News Network, has decided to shift publication of its news…
Report: New Mexico schools not making adequate progress
The New Mexico Public Education Department released its 2011 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) rankings for 831 public schools Friday, and the results were not good: 87 percent of schools were not making adequate progress under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. Fifty percent of students overall performed at grade level in reading, while 42 percent performed at grade level in both math and science.
There were also marked racial differences in educational level. Most Caucasian and Asian students were at grade level in math, science and reading, while Hispanic and African-American Students were about 25–30 percent less likely to be at grade level, and American Indians were slightly less likely than Hispanics or African-Americans. In reading, about two-thirds of Caucasians and Asians were at grade level, about 45 percent of African-Americans and Hispanics were, and 35 percent of American Indians.
NMPED has a full report of the AYP rankings, including those for each school and school district.