Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Candidates Crowd District 5 Race.

Byline: Juliet V. Casey Journal Staff Writer

* Five contenders want to represent one of the city's most economically and ethnically diverse areas

The Journal today continues a series of stories on candidates in the Feb. 6 Albuquerque Public Schools board election.

Albuquerque school board candidates in District 5 are trying to stand out in a crowded race, where the candidates are as diverse as the area they want to represent.

The district covers one of the city's most economically and ethnically diverse areas, where candidates say the dropout rate, dwindling parent involvement and poor teacher pay are the most pressing problems.

District 5 encompasses the near Northeast Heights, which includes parts of the Del Norte, Highland and Sandia high school areas. …

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