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New Mexico schools embrace digital learning; students will get meals

via The Santa Fe New Mexican and Albuquerque Journal |

Schools will close for three weeks starting Monday to slow the spread of COVID-19, per an executive order from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. After that, class may restart remotely in early April.

Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart said while decisions regarding technology purchases and training are in the hands of local superintendents and school boards, his department is taking stock of laptop and tablet inventory in each district.

The Democratic governor said Friday that school cafeterias and health centers will remain open, since many families rely on those resources and roughly 70% of New Mexico students get free or reduced-price lunch under a federally funded program.