Albuquerque Journal: Advocates of early childhood proposal vow to keep trying

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“Years of disappointment haven’t dimmed his optimism. Allen Sánchez – president of the nonprofit group CHI St. Joseph’s Children and executive director of the New Mexico Conference of Catholic Bishops – isn’t giving up on the proposed constitutional amendment for early childhood programs, even as it’s set to die this year in the Senate Finance Committee, without a hearing.” See … Read More

NM in Depth: Nearly 20% of NM kids have multiple Adverse Childhood Experiences

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“Allen Sanchez, CEO for CHI St. Joseph’s Children, which provides free home visiting services in New Mexico, testified last week in front of the Senate Education Committee in support of a resolution that would take an extra 1 percent distribution from the Land Grant Permanent Fund for early childhood education programs, including home visiting. ‘If a child is in the … Read More

KOB: Demonstrators push lawmakers on education funding

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“SANTA FE, N.M. — A march in front of the Roundhouse Thursday sought to push lawmakers to take action that could lead to a change in education. The One Thousand Kid March was put together by Invest in Kids Now and CHI St. Joseph’s Children. They want the Legislature to pass a bill that would put a constitutional amendment on … Read More