Plenty of Stagnantly-Paid, Underappreciated Teaching Positions Available!

Keeping with longstanding tradition here at Better Burque (and formerly at Burque Babble), we’ll take another of our periodic looks at how many teaching job openings currently exist at Albuquerque Public Schools. The data collection is darn simple. We just add up the Elementary, Middle, High, and Special Education positions posted on the APS job… Read More Plenty of Stagnantly-Paid, Underappreciated Teaching Positions Available!

Farmington Newspaper Digs a Helpful Bit Deeper with PARCC Scores

Kudos to Farmington Daily Times reporter Mike Easterling for his story on PARCC scores in the Four Corners area. Mr. Easterling goes beyond the NMPED-fed simplicity shown, so far, in Albuquerque Journal reports on scores, adding context to explain how Farmington schools are improving in this regard, and using quotes from school officials there and… Read More Farmington Newspaper Digs a Helpful Bit Deeper with PARCC Scores

PARCC and Baseball: How Do We Know Who’s Winning?

So yesterday we in the general public were “informed” about 2017 New Mexico PARCC scores. As “explained” in graphics such as the following compiled by the Albuquerque Journal, we have been “informed” that a certain percentage of students in each district have been found to be “proficient” in ELA (English Language Arts) and Math. And… Read More PARCC and Baseball: How Do We Know Who’s Winning?