Schools across New Mexico are entering their 4th week of school closure, but for many school districts and charter schools across the state, this week marks the first week of implementing learning from home.

Though the doors of our schools remain closed, learning continues. Each district and charter school is in the process of beginning to implement or finalize their continuous learning plan, which is due to the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) by April 8th. Each district and charter school’s learning plan will look different, and we hope that each will provide rigorous, flexible, and accessible learning opportunities for all students. 

In the midst of this pandemic, we have seen many districts and charter schools across the country rise to the challenge of finding new and innovative solutions to serve students including calling students every day to check in, strong virtual instruction, and rigorous libraries of online content. The team at NewMexicoKidsCAN and I wanted to see how New Mexico district and charter schools will implement learning from home, so we compiled summaries of the publicly available information from district and school websites and social media pages for every district and charter school across the state in our new report, “Continuing to Learn.”

Along with the summaries are links to the latest information and Facebook page for every district and charter school. We’ll update the information again later this week after plans have been turned in to the NMPED. In the weeks ahead, we will also highlight strong practices being implemented, in hopes that components that are working well can be adapted and adopted by more districts and schools. So stay tuned!

READ “CONTINUING TO LEARN” HERE

Amanda is the founding executive director of NewMexicoKidsCAN and an alumna of the 50CAN Education Advocacy Fellowship. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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