• American Federation of Teachers national President Randi Weingarten, right, speaks to 15-month old Peyton Duncan, left, at Los Ninos Montessori School in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, N.M, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Weingarten and New Mexico supporters unveiled a plan aimed at expanding early childhood education in New Mexico amid a stalemate over funding. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

    AFT national president to unveil New Mexico preschool plan

    LOS RANCHOS DE ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A plan aimed at expanding early childhood education in New Mexico amid a stalemate over funding was unveiled Thursday by a national teachers union and other preschool advocates.

  • Auditor: New Mexico had $100M special education shortfall

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico saw a shortfall of more than $100 million in special education funding for three years, and that shortfall put the state at risk of losing important federal funding, the New Mexico State Auditor’s office announced Wednesday.

  • A protest sign sits after Albuquerque schools board members announced Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, in Albuquerque, N.M. that Superintendent Luis Valentino would resign following his hiring of an administrator charged with child sex abuse. Valentino had been schools chief for only two months. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

    Albuquerque starts new superintendent search amid turmoil

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Public Schools must enter another superintendent search after its new school chief resigned following the hiring of an administrator facing child sex abuse charges.

  • This Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, file booking photo provided by the Denver District Attorney’s Office, shows Jason Martinez. New Mexico's largest school district hired Martinez as a high-level administrator, but Martinez was charged in Colorado with felony sexual assault on a child involving two victims. Martinez abruptly resigned in early August 2015 and was rearrested recently for violating the terms of his bond in the Colorado case. (Denver District Attorney’s Office via AP, File)

    Embattled Albuquerque school chief to learn fate

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The board of New Mexico’s largest school district is scheduled Monday to decide the future of its embattled superintendent following the hiring of an administrator facing child sex abuse charges.

  • This 1932 photo from the Los Angeles Herald Examiner Collection of the Los Angeles Public Library shows hundreds of Mexicans at a Los Angeles train station awaiting deportation to Mexico. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that actually happened to many Mexican-American families 85 years ago. During the Great Depression, counties and cities in the American Southwest and Midwest forced Mexican immigrants and their families to leave the U.S. over concerns they were taking jobs away from whites despite their legal right to stay. The traumatic impact of the experience on Latinos remains evident today, experts and advocates say.(Los Angeles Herald Examiner Collection/Los Angeles Public Library via AP)

    Trump’s deportation idea similar to 1930s mass removals

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago.