Gadsden Independent Schools is considering allowing parents to do security patrols at the schools in the coming weeks.
Retired teachers in New Mexico are allowed to return to the classroom for three years without losing their retirement benefits.
New Mexico has enacted landmark legislation that provides free college tuition to state citizens and Native American tribes along the state's border. “A fully funded Opportunity Scholarship opens the door for every New Mexican to reach higher, strengthening our economy, our families and our communities,” said Lujan Grisham in a news release. “Signing this legislation sends a clear message to New Mexicans that we believe in them and the contributions they will make for their families and the future of our great state.”
According to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's office, New Mexico's unprecedented advances in educator compensation will bring the average statewide teacher salary to $64,006, putting it at the top of the United States' Southwestern states.
The governor of New Mexico signed four bills into law that would improve education funding, including significant raises in teacher wages.
As schools around the U.S. continue to experience staffing shortages caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, New Mexico Governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, has reportedly signed up to become a volunteer substitute teacher in order to combat the situation.
A new proposal in New Mexico could raise starting salaries for teachers by up to $50,000 and aims to encourage teachers to move to the state and fill vacancies.