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10.23.2018: Voices Behind The Vote: Flipping The Script: Lots of people don’t vote because they don’t see candidates they identify with or they don’t think their vote counts for much. KUNM spoke with a student who's got a lot on his mind, including felony charges and an upcoming trial date. Even so, he says he’s getting informed and getting to the polls for the first time this election . . . More at KUNM
10.22.2018: K-12 change for change's sake a bad plan: Change. I have often said in my work “the only constant is change,” referring to the need for us all to accept life’s unpredictable challenges. Some changes are unavoidable, out of our control and the result of a chain reaction much bigger than ourselves. Other changes are the results of conscious decisions, put into motion by the very choices we make . . . More in the Albuquerque Journal
10.22.2018: Teacher Spotlight: Elizabeth Dorado: “The most meaningful part of teaching for me is learning. Every student I work with, every lesson I create, every unit I design, and every result I analyze makes me grow as a teacher.” . . More on TeachReachNewMexico
6.5.2015. Graduates at MDC celebrate their commencement: It was, after all, a commencement ceremony. With Sir Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance” filling the air, 10 smiling graduates strode proudly into the room, their black caps and gowns stating the obvious . . . More from the Albuquerque Journal
6.22.14. Another Expansion: The Gordon Bernell charter school, based in Albuquerque, recently figured out how to avoid controversy and successfully expand beyond the boundaries of APS, which authorized and oversees the school . . . More from the Rio Rancho Observer
3.25.12. New Mexico in Focus: American Graduate Series: New Mexico in Focus producer Matt Grubs goes inside a unique charter school, which is helping inmates earn their diplomas both behind bars and once they get out . . . See KNME's YouTube video

1.2.09. Charter schools help jail inmates graduate: Albert Aragon dreams of working in real estate one day, but the 29-year-old jail inmate is a high school dropout who believes employers don't hire people with general equivalency diplomas . . . More from AZCentral.com

8.6.14. Alternative schools graded improperly: Each summer educators across the state anxiously await the release of school report card grades. Most leaders of traditional schools are relieved that their grades have improved or maintained . . . More from the Albuquerque Journal
6.04.14. Diplomas for detainees: Seven inmates at the Metropolitan Detention Center graduated from the Gordon Bernell Charter School on Thursday, a school designed for adults that allows them to take classes while in jail . . . More from the Albuquerque Journal
5.20.2014. Their hearts into art: Where Juli Cobb teaches, the school uniform is orange, the attendance rate is almost perfect, and the atmosphere can be stressful: “There are doors that clang and dogs that come in and sniff things,” she says . . . More in the Weekly Alibi
12.24.2013. Charters among top in U.S.: This has been a landmark year for charter schools in New Mexico. Charter schools in this state continue to excel at providing high-quality educational opportunities for students. This is evidenced by the numerous national and state awards and recognitions that our charters receive. Just a few examples of the recognition that New Mexico charters have received this year . . . More in the Albuquerque Journal
11.15.2013: Diplomas Behind Bars: In Albuquerque, New Mexico, a school is offering high school diplomas–not GEDs–to county jail inmates. Freelance reporter Megan Kamerick reports. . . More on Latino USA
2012. New Mexico in focus: Gordon Bernell Charter School: The innovative Gordon Bernell Charter School is transforming lives of those who dropped out of high school and found themselves incarcerated. The school has graduated students from ages 18 to 53. Produced by New Mexico PBS for the American Graduate project . . . More on PBS