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Labor Day 2017: Working Families Move Closer to Paid Parental Leave

Labor Day 2017: Working Families Move Closer to Paid Parental Leave

When millions of Americans gather at picnics and parades this Labor Day, they will have a new development to rally behind. One of the top concerns for working parents – national paid parental leave – is gaining momentum. After lagging behind other industrialized nations for years – the U.S. is the only one of 41 […]

Want to Fix U.S. Schools? Look to Native American Communities

Want to Fix U.S. Schools? Look to Native American Communities

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hidden in a corner of this city, amid a gleaming office park, strip malls, vacant lots, Interstate 40, and perhaps the city’s nicest Starbucks, is a two-story school that holds one of the country’s most promising educational models for Native American students. The Native American Community Academy sits in New Mexico’s biggest […]

A Native American School Develops Future Leaders

A Native American School Develops Future Leaders

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — If you want to understand the Native American Community Academy, a good place to start is its relationship with one of this city’s pioneering grassroots organizations, Americans for Indian Opportunity. The academy, which is often simply known as NACA, has been working with Americans for Indian Opportunity (AIO) since before its first school […]

A New Mexico Woman Embraces Quality Education for All

A New Mexico Woman Embraces Quality Education for All

  Victoria Gomez believes one of the best ways to lift families out of poverty is through access to quality education. Since 2013, she has been working with Organizers in the Land of Enchantment ( OLÉ), a grassroots organization in New Mexico. The 21-year-old has devoted time to helping with “Makerspace,” a physical area where […]

Tribes to Get $940M From U.S. to Settle Contract Claims

Tribes to Get $940M From U.S. to Settle Contract Claims

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Obama administration has agreed to pay hundreds of Native American tribes nearly $1 billion to settle a decades-old claim that the government failed to adequately compensate tribes while they managed education, law enforcement and other federal services. The Interior Department announced the proposed $940 million agreement in Albuquerque on Thursday […]

Prosecutor: Homeless Man Was Unlawfully Killed by Police

Prosecutor: Homeless Man Was Unlawfully Killed by Police

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A “paramilitary response” by police in New Mexico unnecessarily escalated an encounter last year that ended when two officers unlawfully opened fire and killed a homeless man despite signs that he wanted to surrender, a special prosecutor said Monday. The two Albuquerque officers charged with murder in the death of James Boyd […]