Editor’s note: This is one in a series of Searchlight New Mexico interviews with education activists in the state. The conversations span the gamut from language immersion to teacher shortages, child trauma and what it takes to finally reform New Mexico’s schools.

It wa...

It’s 7 a.m. on a Thursday morning, and Stephanie Walther is heading to work at Aspen Community School. Unlike the teachers in her school who arrive with the day’s lesson plan, Stephanie is concerned about whether some of the families from her school had a bed to sleep...

October 14, 2019

Behind the scenes this summer at Communities In Schools of New Mexico (CIS), we were thrilled to have Jocelyn Solis (Capital High CIS student, class of 2019) as our summer intern to manage the School Supply Drive!

It was so rewarding to have a CIS graduate work with o...

It takes a village to prepare for back-to-school.

Not to kill the summer buzz, but the start of the school year is just around the corner. And that means getting ready — buying school clothes, getting physicals and, of course, purchasing school supplies.

For many familie...

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