New Mexico

New Mexico Releases First Educator Scorecards

The Ruidoso News reports that the New Mexico Public Education Department has “released the first-ever official Educator Preparation Program Scorecards,” which were developed as part of the state’s ESSA plan. The state worked “with teacher-leaders from across the state, leaders of the state’s educator preparation...

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New Mexico “Earns Praise” for School Improvement Plan

Robert Nott reports for the Santa Fe New Mexican about how the state was given “high marks” for its school improvement plan under ESSA as part of the Collaborative’s Promise to Practice peer review project and report. Peer reviewers found a lot to like with...

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New Mexico “Leading the Way” Under ESSA

All4Ed’s Lindsey Dworkin writes about how New Mexico is taking full advantage of the flexibility afforded by ESSA and is “leading the way” for other states. New Mexico was one of the first states “to identify schools for comprehensive support,” and is leveraging “every possible...

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NM Proposes Tougher Accountability Rules

According to Shelby Perea in the Albuquerque Journal, in the final weeks of Governor Susana Martinez’ tenure, the state Public Education Department is proposing a number of rule changes, including for school accountability and interventions. If approved, the potential regulatory shift “would put parts of...

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NM Announces Funding to Help At-Risk Students

According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, state Education Secretary-designate Christopher Ruszkowski recently announced his department has initiated the new Direct Student Services Initiative “to make $7.7 million in funding available for at-risk students, a measure that fits into the state’s adoption of the federal...

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“Redesigning Education” in New Mexico

Elizabeth Sanchez writes that, earlier this month, the New Mexico Public Education Department “partnered with Johns Hopkins University and schools across New Mexico” for a kick-off conference for the upcoming High School Redesign Network, which represents an “opportunity for high schools considered comprehensive support and...

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New Mexico Embarking on School Turnarounds

“Recently, officials from Albuquerque Public Schools signed off on the nation’s first school turnaround plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act,” Amanda Aragon, executive director of NewMexicoKidsCAN writes in The 74 Million. While questions remain about the extent of the state’s authority to hold districts...

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Ten Schools Chosen for New Mexico High School Training Initiative

According to the Albuquerque Journal, the New Mexico Public Education Department has selected 10 schools to participate in its inaugural High School Redesign Network, a three-year training initiative. “The network is a powerful opportunity to re-imagine our students’ high school experience to meet the demands...

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State Ed Officials to Four Worst Districts: “Not Good Enough”

“When the New Mexico Public Education Department was handed plans meant to improve the four worst schools in the state,” reports Kate Stringer in The 74, the department sent them all back in March with the same response: “not good enough.” This kind of “aggressive back-and-forth...

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