Foster parents, biological parents and kids face new challenges amid state’s response to COVID-19 outbreak
State officials scramble to respond to restraint and seclusion in schools
New PED head tasked with implementing sweeping reforms.
Big investment in early childhood aims to provide foundation for NM kids.
Hundreds of special ed students ID’d as potential threats
Parents, regulators left in the dark over school behavior management techniques
When schools abuse CYFD hotline, families suffer
Special-needs kids who don’t get help in school are winding up in jail.
New Mexico public schools get most of their budget — around 70 percent — from the state, based on a complex formula that takes into account everything from poverty rates to the number of special needs students. But once districts get that money, they have wide leeway as to how they actually spend it. And […]
QUESTA – When the fire alarm sounded before lunch in November of 2017, the staff at Alta Vista Elementary School knew they had a problem. A 6-year-old boy confined to a wheelchair needed to evacuate with the rest of his class. Unfortunately, the school had never purchased a chair that would let him leave the […]