High school earns passing marks on AYP

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The Portales Municipal School District learned early this week that Portales High School has made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) despite initial reports last week that showed the school failing. According to Priscilla Hernandez, director of instruction at Portales Schools, the New Mexico Public Education Department informed the district in […]

AYP shortfall doesn’t mean state control

By Paula Cronic : PNT Staff Writer As schools in Portales and New Mexico plow toward serious consequences for failing to meet federal academic standards, at least one appears less realistic. The state has neither the resources nor the will to assume management of public schools that repeatedly fail the No Child Left Behind standards […]