New Mexico PED releases annual district report cards

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The New Mexico Public Education Department released its annual district report cards, which could be the last ones under the current system. 

The PED highlighted Fort Sumner and Tularosa schools for earning their first “A” grade this year. 

Most of the largest districts held steady from last year, with Albuquerque schools earning a “C” and Rio Rancho, Farmington and Los Alamos all earning “B’s.” 

The results are based on factors like teacher qualifications and student growth. 

The grading system has drawn criticism from teachers groups and others, including governor-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham, who has said it focuses too much on student evaluations. 

She says she hopes to do away with the A to F grading system. 

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