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Reading Up

Helping kids learn to read will give Santa Fe a better-educated workforce

Local Economy The plan: Ignite reading-buddy fever across the city by marshaling several thousand volunteers to read with struggling kids on a weekly basis. “That’s one of the easiest and most important things that needs...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 Wren Abbott

Moving On

Can Santa Fe’s school board unite behind a new leader?

Local News “Frankly, I don’t think that continuing down the current path with the board increases your chance of having a long-term relationship with Santa Fe Public Schools,” SFPS Board of Education Vice President ...

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Wren Abbott

Gimme Shelter

Hay shortage has local horse sanctuary scrounging

Local News When the New Mexico Livestock Board found Bonito, he was so emaciated that he had to gain 300 pounds before be could even be transported from his neglectful owner’s home.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Wren Abbott

Grade A—or F?

New Mexico is free of No Child Left Behind, but is the state’s plan any better?

Local News “Vague.” “Disjointed.” “Unlikely to improve student achievement.”That’s how the US Department of Education described New Mexico’s education reform initiatives when it denied the state’s requ...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Wren Abbott

Safety Net

A new county position: cost-saver or liability?

Local News Santa Fe County is betting on a new highly paid administrator to help it save money in the long run, and it’s willing to overlook his controversial past.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Wren Abbott

Who Killed Richard Burick?

A simmering mystery raises questions about LANL’s past

Features On a clear day in January 2003, Richard James Burick, the retired deputy director of operations at Los Alamos National Laboratory, drove his silver Dodge pickup into the Pajarito Mountain Ski Area parking lot, ...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Wren Abbott

Rebels with a Cause

Middle school erupts in chaos in the wake of poor district management

Local News Halfway through lunch period at De Vargas Middle School on Feb. 1, an announcement came over theintercom directing all eighth-grade teachers to report immediately to the cafeteria. One student was “screaming...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Wren Abbott

Big Picture

SFR's Weekly Matrix

Local News Check out the sexy version of SFR's weekly matrix--a Love & Sex issue special!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Wren Abbott

Erogenous Zone

Finding love in New Mexico

Love & Sex I don’t know whether or not I still believe in the idea of finding your one person. Lately, I like to think everyone, everything is only on loan, the time around them then all the more meaningful. Maybe that...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Wren Abbott

Rudderless Ship

A long-term leadership vacancy leaves Native American children adrift

Local News For eight months, the state post charged with representing the educational needs of Native American children has been vacant—a fact critics say constitutes serious neglect.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 Wren Abbott
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