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Author Archives: Jon Swedien / Journal Staff Writer

APS Superintendent Luis Valentino poses for a photo with members of Eldorado High students at John Baker Elementary School. The APS school board last month picked Valentino to become the district's next superintendent. He starts June 22.  (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)

From Hollywood to the schoolroom

By Jon Swedien / Journal Staff Writer

New APS chief began his education career in L.A., still planning to make his way in the movies

VALENTINO: First day on the job is June 22

New APS boss bringing top execs

By Jon Swedien / Journal Staff Writer

Chief of staff, instruction/tech leader will make $170K and $160K respectively

PHOTOS COURTESY APS These four students follow instructions from their teacher. They are among the hundreds last year who took advantage of the school districts K-3 Plus program that extends the school year for additional learning. mmurphy@abqjournal.com Tue Apr 28 09:25:19 -0600 2015 1430234716 FILENAME: 191391.JPG

School year extended for some

By Jon Swedien / Journal Staff Writer

School is more fun in the summer time, says Isabel Acabal, a third-grader at Hawthorne Elementary.

New APS leader’s contract approved

By Jon Swedien / Journal Staff Writer

Luis Valentino will earn slightly less than his predecessor

New stadium name now official

By Jon Swedien / Journal Staff Writer

The Albuquerque Public Schools Foundation and Nusenda Credit Union finalized a deal today to rename Community Stadium. The west side… more »