Report: Students in New Mexico are far behind in learning due to coronavirus pandemic

On average, at-risk New Mexico students were already over half a year behind in learning before COVID-19. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Students in New Mexico are behind when it comes to public education. The topic is the latest discussion by elected members from the state’s Legislative Finance Committee (LFC).  According to the committee’s report, which was released on […]

Balloon Fiesta countdown: Final preparations underway, new attractions announced

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — 648 pilots, 84 special shape balloons and thousands of visitors are ready for the 49th annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Paul Smith, executive director of the Balloon Fiesta, said organizers prioritized safety as they made tough decisions about operations and procedures over the past two years.

Weeks-Long Ordeal After Teens Fall Critically Ill from COVID

For the past several weeks, Jason Baca has called The University of New Mexico Hospital home. Two of his teenage sons, his wife and his mother-in-law were diagnosed with COVID-19 in mid-August. His wife, Renee Baca, was released from the hospital after a two-week stay. His mother-in-law, Sandra Moya, was admitted and passed away.

New Mexico school districts facing substitute teacher shortage

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico has struggled with a teacher shortage for years but because of the pandemic, it’s only gotten worse. That shortage includes substitute teachers and it’s having a big impact on the classrooms. The Albuquerque Public Schools superintendent said because there aren’t enough subs to fill in when teachers are gone, other teachers, administrators and principals […]