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- New Mexico, which began its legislative session on Jan. 15, is on deadline in terms of fixing its education funding system. Last year, a district judge ruled the public school funding system was unconstitutional, giving the legislature until mid-April to revamp the program — and figure out how to do so.
- Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has proposed raising teachers salaries to a $41,000 minimum and expanding early-childhood education opportunities, among other key points. And House Democrats are trying to fast-track a measure that would take more money from the Land Grant Permanent Fund and allocate it to early-childhood education initiatives.
- Senate Bill 1, which its co-sponsors reportedly say is not a response to the ruling, moves to address funding issues, extend school time, cap charter school enrollment, raise teacher salaries and allocate more resources to at-risk student populations.