Federal Officials Allow New Mexico’s Removal of School Grades

Federal Officials Allow New Mexico’s Removal of School Grades

July 8, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education has approved New Mexico’s changes to its school accountability plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Federal approval was necessary for state education officials to move forward with the planned changes. “Following the PED’s initial request from early March, a U.S. Department of Education letter—dated July 2—allows the agency to forge ahead with school dashboards, a new system that contains a host of information on a school ranging from academic to budgetary.”