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Posted: January 30, 2015

Dr. Winter Reflects on APS Accomplishments, Outlines Goals

The interim superintendent spoke to the business community about where APS has been in the past few months, and where it's headed.

Dr. Winter's presentation was accompanied by slideshow featuring our students and teachers.Watch the slideshow. 

Superintendent Brad Winter had a chance recently to talk to members of the Economic Forum of Albuquerque about district accomplishments and goals.

The Forum is a non-partisan business leaders group dedicated to the continued improvement of our community. Its efforts involve educating and informing decision makers on significant concerns facing the community.

Dr. Winter talked about building relationships and the district's many partnerships with entities like the city of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, UNM and CNM. He also talked about improved relationships with the state Public Education Department.

"I want to say how much I appreciate the partnerships we have,” Dr. Winter said. "When you speak about education it’s not just Albuquerque Public Schools. It’s everybody (that’s needed) to make sure that we take care of our children, to provide them an education so they can be successful in life."

Some accomplishments Dr. Winter talked about were the APS School Choice Fair in December attended by an estimated 1,500 students and families, the three-day Truancy Blitz that sought to find ways to solve the problem impacting too many students, and the creation of a new Office of Equity and Engagement. He also spotlighted College & Career High School, a dual-credit school of choice located on the CNM campus as an example of a successful partnership.

On the horizon, Dr. Winter said, are new student internship programs, stepped up teacher recruitment efforts and the creation of an  Academic Master Plan.