EducationEducation is key for many people in an effort to help move out of poverty. How well is New Mexico K-3 Plus program and the use of support programs provided by the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department working? My Brother’s Keeper initiative has brought into focus a national crisis: low educational achievement of males of color, and the urgency of addressing educational challenges and the opportunity gap experienced by young males of color. What are the recommendations for the City of Albuquerque’s "My Brother’s Keeper" program? Will they help? UNM education experts discuss
Meriah Heredia-Griego conducts research and evaluation on several large scale projects including the U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grand Programs in New Mexico, the Lumina Latino Student Success Initiative and the WKKF New Mexico learn and Evaluation Virtual Consortium. She was recently elected to the Advisory Council for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute where she serves as co-chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. Heredia-Griego is a part-time instructor in Teacher Education, Educational Leadership and Policy in the College of Education. Recently, the center completed a five-year randomized study on the effectiveness of a longer school year on low income students. In this clip Heredia-Griego discusses those results.