New Mexico Ditching A-F Rating System
February 21, 2019
The New Mexico Public Education Department plans to get rid of the state’s A-F public school grading system, reports Dillon Mullan for the Santa Fe New Mexican. “Under proposed changes to the state’s plan to comply with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act, the agency says it will replace an accountability system that identifies schools as failing with one that classifies them by the amount of state and federal support they require.” The state is currently gathering public comment on the proposed changes—click here to review the updated plan and submit a comment (click on “community input survey”). The public has until February 28 to provide comments, and state officials plan to submit the changes to the U.S. Department of Education by March 1.