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Albuquerque high school attracts attention from Washington leaders

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US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and US Representative Melanie Stansbury visited Atrisco Heritage High School in the South Valley. They learned about the community school model and the comprehensive services offered to students and families. “It’s one of the best examples of a community school that invests in the whole family, the whole child and the whole student,” Stansbury said. After visiting the school’s community health clinic and a culinary arts class, Cardona and Stansbury joined in a conversation with students, parents and educators about their experience at Atrisco Heritage High School. “Some of us try to break the stereotype passed down from generation to generation,” said one student. “They help us with tutoring or anything other than mental or physical, emotional health education. It’s really special to have this support guide. the families had many suggestions, such as a greater focus on New Mexico’s native history and better access to mental health resources. great example of what we want to see across the country, Cardona said. “We had a great conversation about how we at the Department of Education could support students and families here. I plan to follow up on this when I return to DC.

US Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and US Representative Melanie Stansbury visited Atrisco Heritage High School in the South Valley.

They discovered the community school model and the complementary services offered to students and families.

“It’s one of the best examples of a community school that invests in the whole family, the whole child and the whole student,” Stansbury said.

After visiting the school’s community health clinic and a culinary arts class, Cardona and Stansbury joined in a conversation with students, parents and educators about their experience at Atrisco Heritage High School.

“Some of us try to break the stereotype passed down from generation to generation,” said one student. “They help us with tutoring or anything other than mental or physical, emotional health education. It’s really special to have this support guide.

Cardona asked, “What would you like to see in schools across the country, not just here, not just in New Mexico, what can I do differently to improve our schools?”

Students and their families had many suggestions, such as a greater focus on New Mexico’s native history and better access to mental health resources.

The visit left the Education Secretary inspired and, in his own words, “with homework to do”.

“This school is a really good example of what we want to see across the country,” Cardona said. “We had a great conversation about how we at the Department of Education could support students and families here. I plan to follow up on this when I return to DC.