Charter Pulse

Selected readings on US charter schools

NEW MEXICO: Jemez Pueblo Charter Schools Soaring to New Heights

Walatowa High Charter School at Jemez Pueblo in New Mexico is described by its Principal/Superintendent Arrow Wilkinson as “the world’s smallest school district.” Because of the experiential-learning school’s unique charter … Continue reading

May 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

NEW MEXICO: Charter schools a great option

On Feb. 3, the New Mexico Coalition for Charter Schools hosted the annual School Choice Fair, whichincluded 35 independent, magnet and charter schools that provided information to over 700 families. … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

NEW MEXICO: New charter school approved in Taos despite opposition

Despite opposition from the Public Education Commission and district superintendent, a new charter school is set to open in Taos next school year. In September 2012, the Public Education Commission … Continue reading

November 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEW MEXICO: Charter schools a good option

With a new school year beginning, it is a good time to review information about public charter schools in New Mexico. Charter schools are tuition-free public schools open to any … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEW MEXICO: Virtual academy brings class to kids’ fingertips

New Mexico Connections Academy, the state’s second virtual-learning charter school, is opening next month and already about 300 students from around the state have enrolled. On July 1, Athena Trujillo, … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEW MEXICO: APS, charters competing for students

Albuquerque students in grades eight through 10 are hot commodities this summer. Albuquerque Public Schools is opening three new magnet schools for high school students, which means families have more … Continue reading

June 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEW MEXICO: Praise for charter schools

There is an old saying that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that is the case, then charter schools in Albuquerque have a lot to be proud of. … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEW MEXICO: Charters held to higher standards

This month, we continue with our series of articles on dispelling myths about charter schools. Last month’s column focused on clarifying that charter schools do not hurt a local school … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEW MEXICO: Taos’ student numbers updated as charter lotteries near

As charter schools prepare to hold their lotteries and a challenge to a new charter school in Taos heads to District Court, enrollment numbers recently reported to the state shed … Continue reading

March 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEW MEXICO: Lawmakers look at virtual charter schools

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Some New Mexico lawmakers are trying to put the brakes on virtual charter schools, but some students say this is their best option for getting an education. … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEW MEXICO: Senate approves online charter school moratorium

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would impose a temporary moratorium on new fully online charter schools under a proposal approved by the Senate. The measure by Republican Sen. … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

NEW MEXICO: Panel to challenge Skandera’s authority over charter schools in court

The state Public Education Commission voted unanimously Tuesday afternoon to appeal Secretary of Education-designate Hanna Skandera’s recent approval of two charter schools to District Court. The commission denied charter applications … Continue reading

February 27, 2013 · Leave a comment


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