Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Quality explained for APS candidates.

IN BRIEF

Candidates for the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education are invited to an orientation on Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence on Jan. 23.

The criteria make up "a well-tested systemic process used successfully in numerous business organizations nationally to boost effectiveness and productivity," said Ben Montoya, retired chairman of the board of Public Service Company of New Mexico and chairman of the Governor's Business Executives for Education.

He said a Texas school district in which half the schools failed to meet standards used the Quality criteria to raise student scores to the 90th percentile in reading, writing and math. …

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