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Another Amparo Befalls SEP’s New Educational Plan

By KELIN DILLON Less than a week after Mexican Judge Martín Santos ruled to suspend the Secretariat of Public Education’s (SEP) controversial pilot educational program on Monday, Sept. 26, Federal Judge Francisco Javier Rebolledo put yet another amparo against the SEP plan, stopping the program’s implementation into 960 public schools across Mexico in its tracks. The pilot program has been

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Judge Orders Restoration of Mexico’s Full-Time School Program

By KELIN DILLON On Wednesday, Sept. 7, Mexico’s Third District Judge in Administrative Matters of Mexico City, Yadira Medina Alcántara, enacted a nationwide amparo (legal injunction) to restore the country’s Full-Time Schools program (ETC), which was controversially ended in anticipation of the implementing the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) led government’s The School is Ours (LEEN) initiative by the end of

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Return to Class Overshadowed by Mexico’s Controversial New Curriculum

OPINION By KELIN DILLON As more than 25 million members of Mexico’s school-aged population returned to class on Monday, Aug. 29, to begin the new school year, controversy is running abound surrounding the staggered implementation of the Mexican government’s contentious and newly created curriculum – an syllabus widely criticized by international educational experts yet still vehemently defended by departing Secretary

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AMLO Flies to Cuba to Broaden Two-Way Ties, Get Decoration

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) flew to Cuba on Sunday, May 8, to meet with that island nation’s president, Miguel Díaz-Canel. During his daylong visit, López Obrador, who was accompanied by his top military brass, placed flowers at a monument for Cuban poet José Martí, who is considered the ideologue of the

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SEP Pivots Full-Time School Funding to Parents

By KELIN DILLON On Wednesday, March 23, Mexico’s Secretariat of Public Education (SEP) announced that it would divert funds saved by the controversial cancellation of the country’s Full-Time Schools (ETC) program to affected children’s parents, though many education experts have raised concerns that this move will not positively affect the schooling of the nation’s children and could potentially be misused

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