New Mexico’s New Ed Secretary to Submit ESSA Waiver Requests

New Mexico’s New Ed Secretary to Submit ESSA Waiver Requests

February 2, 2019

Robert Nott writes in the Santa Fe New Mexican that New Mexico’s new Education Secretary Karen Trujillo and her team are “working to create and submit waivers to the state’s plan for the federal Every Student Succeeds Act,” which are “designed to give districts more power and flexibility to serve students.” For example, despite it being a part of the approved plan, Trujillo wants to get rid of “the state’s A-F grading of public schools and statewide standardized testing through PARCC.”