ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Center on Law and Poverty and other advocates are asking a state judge to declare that New Mexico’s education system is failing to meet its constitutional responsibilities for Native American students, low-income students and those learning English as a second language.
PUEBLO OF ACOMA, N.M. (AP) — With fewer than 100 speakers remaining, the Acoma Keres language is on the verge of extinction. Few young people under the age of 40 have learned the language. If no action is taken, the Native American Pueblo of Acoma stands to lose a fundamental part of its heritage, an Acoma educator said. Acoma’s Department of Education and the Language Conservancy have created an Acoma Language Recovery Plan to restore the Keres language and preserve the pueblo’s legacy for future generations. They wrapped up the first phase of the project mid-March.