Organization at Forefront of Education Reform Receives $1.3 Million Grant
Center for School Leadership Receives National Recognition for Innovative Approach to Education
August 11, 2016
Albuquerque, NM – When Albuquerque students at four local public charter schools attend their first day of class next week, they will be backed by a new community partner–ECMC Foundation. The New Mexico Center for School Leadership, the network hub for ACE, Health, Tech and Siembra Leadership High Schools, has received a $1.3 million grant from the nationally focused foundation. ECMC Foundation’s mission is to inspire and facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes— especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation.
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APS Charters its First High School in Seven Years
School plans to grow the next generation of Albuquerque entrepreneurs
September 21, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – The Albuquerque Public School Board approved its first charter high school in seven years last week with a vote of five in favor and two abstentions. The new high school, planned for the South Valley, was chartered to address some of our city’s most pressing economic and educational needs. It adopts an innovative new model for education, focused on providing students with relevant and engaging project-based learning that responds to the needs of our city’s fast-growing entrepreneurial economy.
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Beyond Standardized Tests: Implementing New Metrics in Education
A collaborative effort in Albuquerque pursues an innovative way to assess schools
February 6, 2015
ALBUQUERUQUE, New Mexico – Can a standardized test summarize a student’s preparedness for life after school? The response is often a resounding “No.” … During the week of February 9, 2015 the Professional Development Center at Eagle Rock will be visiting each of the six schools in the McCune portfolio and using the new school quality review process to provide feedback. The New Metrics Initiative emerged from a challenge faced by many schools working in troubled districts: funding. While funders might readily recognize schools that inspire dramatic transformations in districts that struggle with high attrition rates, low test scores and other challenges, that progress is often not captured by standardized tests.
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Beyond Standardized Tests: Measuring the “Educational Sweet Spot”
A collaborative effort in Albuquerque pursues an innovative way to assess schools
September 9, 2014
ALBUQUERUQUE, New Mexico – Can a standardized test summarize a student’s preparedness for life after school? The response is often a resounding “No.” A collaborative, two-­‐year effort is underway in Albuquerque, NM to develop new methods of evaluation that lay the groundwork for innovation and improvement in our education system. On September 18th the New Metrics Initiative, led by the New Mexico Center for School Leadership, the Eagle Rock Professional Development Center and the McCune Charitable Foundation, will convene a cross-­‐section of leaders from innovative New Mexico charter schools. The Initiative seeks to identify new metrics of evaluation that support and incentivize schools that provide students with the educational experiences and skills they need to become successful adults.
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First ACE Leadership High School Graduation Celebrates Alternative Success
76 graduates to take the stage 7pm Friday, May 30 at National Hispanic Cultural Center
May 23, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE – Seventy-six Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Leadership School students will walk across the stage to accept their diplomas at 7pm on May 30 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center proving that they can be successful by taking their own path to education.
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Tech Companies to Help Develop Future Workforce
Tech Industry Leaders help design curriculum for new Tech Leadership High School
April 22, 2014
Albuquerque – On April 23rd technology industry leaders from around the state will gather to begin collectively developing curricula for the new Technology Leadership High School, one of the now three Leadership High Schools in Albuquerque that focus on key New Mexico industries. At this Technology Summit, PNM, Sandia Labs, and other industry leaders will convene with school leaders to discuss and design classwork, projects, and guidelines that respond to the specific needs of New Mexico’s technology industry and our state’s students. The summit will convene between 9:00am and 12:30pm at ACE Leadership High School.
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