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Pitzl, Jerry – Phi Delta Kappan, 2011
The New Mexico Rural Revitalization Initiative (NMRRI), an innovative program to enhance the growth and development of rural communities, involves schools and students as part of a holistic approach. The program requires community members to take responsibility for revitalizing their economy and fosters an entrepreneurial spirit among students.
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Rural Areas, Community Development, Rural Development
Radoslovich, Julie; Roberts, Shelley; Plaza, Andres – Phi Delta Kappan, 2014
Committed to being a charter school with a professional learning community that empowers teachers, New Mexico's South Valley Academy (SVA) staff transformed its state evaluation process into a practitioner action research process (Anderson, Herr, & Nihlen, 2007). While teachers self-diagnose growth needs and play active roles in improving…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Innovation, Models, School Law
Levinson, Bradley A. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2014
The current tumult in the Mexican education arena has deep roots in politics and tradition, but it is latter-day global competition and international measures of student performance that are driving reform efforts. Teacher strikes and demonstrations are not new in Mexico, but issues raised by today's protesting teachers represent a combination of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Activism, Advocacy, Resistance to Change
Casey, Jean; Andreson, Kathleen; Yelverton, Barbara; Wedeen, Linda – Phi Delta Kappan, 2002
Discusses the status of charter schools in New Mexico, including curriculum and instruction, student achievement, effects of school size, school enrollment, facilities, financial management, compliance with rules and regulations, governance, parent and community involvement, satisfaction with charter schools, and impact on local school districts.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Charter Schools, Community Involvement, Educational Facilities
Phi Delta Kappan, 1991
Named as Title I director for the Espanola (New Mexico) School District in the mid-1960s, Gilbert Martinez redirected the early grants from equipment purchases to development of kindergartens, centralized elementary school libraries, and free lunch programs. New Mexico's program improvement mandates stress curriculum integration and evaluation…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Compensatory Education, Elementary Education, Federal Programs
Fernandez, Edward – Phi Delta Kappan, 1977
Based on responses to opinionnaires, questionnaires, and public forums, the final report of the People's Forum on Education lists 15 specific areas that are primary concerns of the people of New Mexico. (Author/IRT)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Opinion, School Surveys
Hansen, Del; Gutman, Marilyn; Smith, Jim – Phi Delta Kappan, 2000
Describes a New Mexico high school's method of handling advanced-placement courses in a 2X4 block schedule that raises passing rates, compensates for loss of contact time, and gives most students opportunities to take desired AP courses. AP electives demand prerequisites and are scheduled only during spring semester. (MLH)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Block Scheduling, Elective Courses, High Schools
Atencio, Benjamin – Phi Delta Kappan, 1987
The students of the Santo Domingo Public School (New Mexico) are all members of the Santo Domingo American Indian tribe. When they reach ninth grade they move into a more diversely populated school. To help the students adjust to the change, the School Improvement Through Communication Program was initiated in 1984. (MD)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Minority Groups, School Role