Members of the Rocinante High School redesign team have spent much of the last year developing a plan designed to improve outcomes for the school’s students. (Photo11: Mike Easterling/The Daily Times)

A federal grant will supply Farmington, New Mexico’s Rocinante High School with between $500,000 and $600,000 to develop and implement a redesigned curriculum over the next four years.

The school was one of three in the state to receive initial funding as part of the High School Redesign Network, a collaborative initiative that aims to promote increased graduation rates from New Mexico high schools. Approximately 60 schools across the state submitted proposals to take part in the initiative, and nine were selected to join the network. The New Mexico Public Education Department has earmarked $4 million in federal funding for the group through 2021, and Rocinante’s grant is part of that total. Read more. . .