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Education Leaders Talk Business

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Winston Brooks and Central New Mexico Community College President Katharine Winograd talked to business leaders this morning, answering questions about their strengths and challenges.


At a breakfast hosted by the Albuquerque Economic Forum, forum chair David Seely teased the two education leaders, pretending to have overheard Brooks offering up Rio Grande High School as a CNM campus to handle the surplus students. He teased that Winograd agreed, but only if she could keep Rio’s football program and play against the four-year colleges.

The breakfast was relatively informal, with Brooks and Winograd fielding questions about how students are being prepared for college and careers. Both touted the benefits of dual-enrollment programs, which allow students to take college classes while still in high school. These classes help students get ahead, and Winograd said none of the dual-enrolled students arrive at college needing remediation.

Read tomorrow’s Albuquerque Journal for more details on what was discussed.


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