• 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.

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  • In this April 30, 2015 file photo, Leticia Fonseca, 16, left, and her twin sister, Sylvia Fonseca, right, work in the computer lab at Cuyama Valley High School after taking the new Common Core-aligned standardized tests, in New Cuyama, Calif.   Test results for this year’s Common Core-aligned exams are starting to be released, and while several states report higher-than-expected scores, vast numbers of students didn’t test proficient in math or reading.(AP Photo/Christine Armario, File)

    Initial Common Core goals unfulfilled as results trickle in

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected. But they are still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.