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Charter school named after Dolores Huerta to fight closure

The Associated Press
January 13, 2019 09:13 AM

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Officials for a New Mexico charter school named after Dolores Huerta plan to appeal the state's decision to close the school.

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The Las Cruces Sun-News reports the school's head administrator, Melissa Miranda, announced at a meeting Thursday that the school's attorney agreed to appeal a recent vote by the New Mexico Public Education Commission not to renew the charter for La Academia Dolores Huerta in Las Cruces.

The vote came after a recommendation from the Public Education Department, citing declining student achievement, including three consecutive F grades under the state's grading system.

The school opened in 2004 as a dual-language charter middle school.

Huerta, born in the northern New Mexico mining town of Dawson, co-founded the United Farm Workers of America with Cesar Chavez in 1962.
 

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