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APS Launches 30-Minute News Program

"APS 30" will air on Sundays at 7:15 p.m. on GOV TV 16.

Albuquerque Public Schools launched a new television show this week on GOV TV 16, the local government channel. The show, called "APS 30," features news, events and interesting topics about the state’s largest school district.

“We are thankful to the city of Albuquerque for giving us this time and space to produce an in-depth show about the students and staff of Albuquerque Public Schools,” said Monica Armenta, APS executive director of communications. “We will discuss many topics over the next year that will help our community learn more about the district and are eager to see what ideas might come from our viewers and the community.”

The show will air on Sundays at 7:15 p.m. and on Fridays at a time to be determined.

The first show which will air again on Sunday is about schools of choice and features Liz Abeyta, principal at the new College and Career High School; Katy Harvey, principal at Sandia High School which just launched the International Baccalaureate Programme; and Superintendent Winston Brooks.

“Our community learned about the success of both the College and Career High and the IB Programme,” said Brooks. "For example, we learned that more than half of all of our students who are going to College and Career High are the first members of their families to attend a university.”

"A good number of urban school districts in America currently operate their own independent television stations. APS doesn't have the budget for such an operation, but thanks to the generosity of GOV TV 16, we now have a broadcast outlet to add to our communications toolbox," said Armenta. "The hope is that once a month the general public can take a deep dive into APS that goes beyond the thirty second news story to reveal new and interesting facts about APS."

Visit APS.edu for updates on show topics and times.

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