Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

West Mesa Cluster Funding in Works.(Final)

Byline: Elaine D. Briseno Journal Staff Writer

Albuquerque Public Schools officials will be at West Mesa High School at 8 a.m. today to release information about the cluster's math, science and technology magnet program.

The program became the center of controversy in 2001 after a committee awarded startup funds to the Sandia High School cluster even though the West Mesa cluster earned more points in a complicated selection process.

The purpose of the magnet program is to increase the success of traditionally underrepresented students in mathematics, science and technology. It is meant to be a bridge between the district's elementary, middle and high schools. …

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