On Wednesday one of the key investigators who uncovered the Atlanta public schools cheating scandal talked to legislators at the Roundhouse about his findings and expressed concern this same type of widespread corruption could occur elsewhere if the nation continues to emphasize test scores as a measure of success. See today’s New Mexican for my story: http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/education/article_5f488daf-186e-53fd-9f36-3d8dbfea5d8b.html


And Washington Post writer Lyndsey Layton put together a good piece on how poverty is the norm for students living in the South and West – which no one involved in education in New Mexico would deny. Here’s a link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/study-poor-children-are-now-the-majority-in-american-public-schools-in-south-west/2013/10/16/34eb4984-35bb-11e3-8a0e-4e2cf80831fc_story.html