Entries Tagged as 'Hanna Skandera'

On the Education Front: Moving Front and Center, But Wounded From the Fight

February 17th, 2014 · No Comments · Education, NM Legislature

By Denise Tessier Education policy got the play it deserved in the Sunday morning Journal, at the top of the front page. “Education policy in focus at Roundhouse” no doubt was pushed over the top in terms of placement by the newsworthy coming together outside the Capitol Roundhouse of several hundred teachers and parents demonstrating […]

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Getting an Education of His Own

November 13th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Education, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Albuquerque Public School Superintendent Winston Brooks got a three-day suspension from the school board for broadcasting inappropriate comments on Twitter last week, but that didn’t suspend publication of his monthly column from the Albuquerque Journal’s Education section this week. Brooks’ suspension, announced Friday, took effect Monday (Nov. 11) and ran three days, […]

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In Absence of Senate Action, Hannah Skandera Confirms Herself; Media Chooses Not to Go Along

April 30th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Education, journalism, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier Because the Senate has failed to get around to confirming her as secretary, New Mexico Public Education Secretary-designate Hannah Skandera has decided to just make it so, with the blessing of the governor. The Las Cruces Sun-News was apparently first to notice that Skandera had made herself secretary by stating as such […]

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Setting the Record Straight on Hanna Skandera

March 8th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Education, NM Legislature, Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier The Albuquerque Journal finally ran a “For the Record” Friday (March 8) correcting two mistakes that were made in its editorial of a full week before (March 1). The editorial’s topic: support for confirmation of Hanna Skandera. The correction says the editorial,  “Skandera has earned New Mexico’s support,” was wrong in saying […]

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Graduation Numbers Get Attention, But Don’t Fully Explain What’s Going on in Education

January 31st, 2013 · 2 Comments · Education

By Denise Tessier Once again, Journal education reporter Hayley Heinz has gone beyond the staged announcements she dutifully reports in the Journal to delve further into what’s going on in the state’s schools. This time, she went farther on two fronts, one of which is especially significant. First, to her credit, Heinz followed up a […]

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Blog Goes Beyond Print to Debunk Myths on Education

January 15th, 2013 · 3 Comments · Education, NM Legislature

By Denise Tessier With education reform again on the to-do lists of both the governor and state legislators, it behooves those involved to be alert for outside agendas that might influence the discussion – and any outcomes that might result during this year’s legislative session. On Jan. 9, Journal education reporter Hayley Heinz did readers […]

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Attention Must Be Paid: Journal's Coverage of McCleskey Email Story Is Praiseworthy

June 19th, 2012 · No Comments · journalism, open government

By Arthur Alpert Stop the presses! The Journal is digging into a story that cuts against its editorial agenda. That’s the fact and (as Willy Loman’s wife insisted) attention must be paid. To be specific, Dan Boyd reported June 13 that the Public Education Department (PED) culled a list of non-union teachers for the Governor’s […]

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Leslie Linthicum’s Palate-Cleansing Column On Those Florida Consultants

February 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

By Tracy Dingmann A palate-cleanser. That’s what Leslie’s Linthicum’s UpFront column today was. The piece, called “I’d Like Hanna Skandera’s Deal,” succinctly pointed out the absurdity and hypocrisy of Education Secretary-Designate Skandera’s plan to hire eight out-of-state consultants to help her reform New Mexico’s educational system. And it came just in time, too, as readers […]

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The Florida Education Panacea

February 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

By Denise Tessier It’s good to see that the Sunday Journal (Feb. 13) put on its front page the criticism New Mexico educators had for a plan that would pay $152,000 to eight out-of-state consultants  — most of whom are policy wonks or communicators with no classroom experience — for advice on how to improve […]

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