More Than Two-Dozen New Mexico Schools Released from Oversight

More Than Two-Dozen New Mexico Schools Released from Oversight

May 3, 2019

Dillon Mullan reports for the Santa Fe New Mexican that the New Mexico Public Education Department announced recently that 27 public schools “have seen sufficient improvements in student achievement and graduation rates” that they no longer need to be under the “immediate oversight” of the department. Under ESSA, “the state education department must designate, every three years, two categories of schools in need of more rigorous support: Title I schools, or those with high rates of low-income students, that scored among the lowest 5 percent of public schools on the state’s annual evaluations; and high schools where at least one-third of students failed to graduate within four years in two of the past three years.”