MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Sun, 03 Jul 2022 20:05:42 +0000 New Mexico National Guard to help in classrooms http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/eca699bd8e964a24a68327264ea2d4db New Mexico is asking National Guard troops and state bureaucrats to volunteer to serve as substitute teachers as preschools and K-12 public schools struggle to keep classrooms open amid surging COVID-19 infections. (Jan. 19) eca699bd8e964a24a68327264ea2d4db Wed, 19 Jan 2022 21:41:25 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:  NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT KOAT; NO ACCESS ALBUQUERQUE; NO USE US BROADCAST NETWORKS++AUDIO, VIDEO QUALITY AS INCOMING++KOAT - NO RE-SALE, RE-USE OR ARCHIVE; MUST CREDIT KOAT; NO ACCESS ALBUQUERQUE; NO USE US BROADCAST NETWORKSSanta Fe, New Mexico – 19 January 20221. Wide, people assemble outside of a school for news conferenceHEADLINE: New Mexico National Guard to help in classrooms2. New Mexico National Guard members speaking to a reporterANNOTATION: New Mexico is asking National Guard troops and state bureaucrats to volunteer to serve as substitute teachers to keep classrooms open.3. SOUNDBITE (English) Kurt Steinhaus, New Mexico Secretary of Education:"The need right now is a little bit over 900 substitutes. So what are we doing about this program? We streamline the process. We've said to anybody that wants to be a substitute teacher. The Public Education Department will waive the fee until the end of March. We made the application faster and we've talked to the people who are in charge of background checks. Remember, we don't just take anybody and put them into the classroom. These are people that have passed the background checks through the FBI. They've gone through a training session on how to be a substitute teacher."++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, (D) New Mexico:"What we can do is launch, what we believe, because we're using government employees as part of the effort to establish a healthy number of individuals who meet the criteria and are available to be in the classroom with students for all grade levels."++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++5. SOUNDBITE (English) Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, (D) New Mexico:"Tomorrow, I will undergo the fingerprinting and the background requirements, and I expect that by the weekend I will be cleared and I will be available to support a school anywhere."++ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE:New Mexico is asking National Guard troops and state bureaucrats to volunteer to serve as substitute teachers as preschools and K-12 public schools struggle to keep classrooms open amid surging COVID-19 infections.Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Wednesday the unprecedented effort to reopen classrooms in the capital city of Santa Fe and shore up staffing across the state.Her administration says school districts and preschools are seeking as many as 800 substitute teachers and day care workers for shifts ranging from one classroom period to the entire day.New Mexico has been struggling for years to recruit and retain educators, leaving teaching routinely to long-term substitutes who do not have teaching credentials. A surge in infections linked to the omicron variant among school staff and teachers prompted a weeklong switch to remote classes at Santa Fe Public Schools that could end as soon as Monday.State public education officials say volunteers from the National Guard and state agencies can qualify for substitute teaching with as little as two hours of training and a two-step background check. School districts will decide whether military personnel appear in uniform or casual dress.The recruiting program seeks volunteers from a pool of 16,000 state workers and 4,000 troops.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. New Mexico is asking National Guard troops and state bureaucrats to volunteer to serve as substitute teachers as preschools and K-12 public schools struggle to keep classrooms open amid surging COVID-19 infections. (Jan. 19) New Mexico National Guard to help in classrooms