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Gorrell, Robert; Salamone, Frank – School Business Affairs, 2011
The New Mexico Public Schools Facilities Authority (NM-PSFA) is a relatively small state agency (50 staff members) that manages the allocation of funding for public school facilities in the state while assisting school districts and state-chartered charter schools in facility planning, construction, and maintenance. Like the majority of other…
Descriptors: State Agencies, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Planning, Models
Excelencia in Education (NJ1), 2012
In 2009, Excelencia in Education launched the Ensuring America's Future initiative to inform, organize, and engage leaders in a tactical plan to increase Latino college completion. An executive summary of Latino College Completion in 50 states synthesizes information on 50 state factsheets and builds on the national benchmarking guide. Each…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Achievement Gap, Benchmarking
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Booker, John M.; Schluter, Janette A.; Carrillo, Kris; McGrath, Jane – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: Quality improvement principles have been applied extensively to health care organizations, but implementation of quality improvement methods in school-based health centers (SBHCs) remains in a developmental stage with demonstration projects under way in individual states and nationally. Rural areas, such as New Mexico, benefit from the…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Distance Education, Rural Areas, School Health Services
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Ford, Julie Dyke – Composition Forum, 2012
This program profile describes a new approach towards integrating communication within Mechanical Engineering curricula. The author, who holds a joint appointment between Technical Communication and Mechanical Engineering at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, has been collaborating with Mechanical Engineering colleagues to establish a…
Descriptors: Profiles, Interdisciplinary Approach, Engineering Education, Speech Communication
National Council on Teacher Quality, 2009
This New Mexico edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ's) 2009 "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" is the third annual look at state policies impacting the teaching profession. It is hoped that this report will help focus attention on areas where state policymakers can make changes that will have a positive impact on…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Education, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers
Collins, Ashleigh; Carrier, David; Moore, Kristin Anderson; Paisano-Trujillo, Renee – Child Trends, 2010
Practitioners, school leaders, and policymakers serving the needs of youth and their families in New Mexico gathered in Albuquerque in June 2009 for four Roundtable discussions on sustaining integrated health, extended learning, and other social services in middle schools across the state that are a part of the Elev8 New Mexico initiative. Elev8…
Descriptors: Integrated Services, Middle School Students, Community Schools, Social Services
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Whittlesey-Jerome, Wanda – School Social Work Journal, 2013
Today's school social workers are facing unique challenges in the workplace. The results of the 2009 New Mexico School Social Work Survey reinforced the idea that school social workers must be able to prove their effectiveness. Building on the school social work literature on practice outcomes evaluation, a more extensive statewide survey of…
Descriptors: Social Work, School Social Workers, Program Effectiveness, Data
National Council on Teacher Quality, 2008
This paper presents the New Mexico edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's 2008 "State Teacher Policy Yearbook". The 2008 "Yearbook" focuses on how state policies impact the retention of effective new teachers. This policy evaluation is broken down into three areas that encompass 15 goals. Broadly, these goals…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Competencies, State Government, Government Role
Voices for America's Children, 2008
This report showcases advocacy efforts of 11 member organizations in 10 states that recently passed an early care and education (ECE) legislative initiative. The aim of the report is to provide advocates with proven strategies for advancing progress in securing access to ECE and expanding the opportunity for all children to start school prepared…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Change Strategies, Educational Strategies, Strategic Planning
Tom, Deborah F. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Much has been written regarding the dire educational state of most schools in rural America. This case study profiles two elementary school principals (preK-6) in rural New Mexico whose schools achieved adequate yearly progress (AYP) for the 2009-10 school year. The focus of this study centered on specific characteristics of the school cultures…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Principals, Profiles, Elementary Schools
New Mexico Higher Education Department, 2007
This report summarizes the findings and recommendations of the Task Force on Cultural Competence Education and represents the distillation of the Task Force's efforts to fulfill its legislative charge. The report is intended to facilitate a statewide conversation about the health services provided to New Mexico's multicultural citizenry. It…
Descriptors: Health Services, Statewide Planning, National Standards, Patients
Butler, Tara A. – National Governors Association, 2009
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) leads a Mission Growth Working Group, which consists of states that are significantly impacted by the growth of military bases. The group includes state representatives appointed by the governors of Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana,…
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Facilities, Educational Demand, Population Growth
Weatherston, Deborah J.; Moss, Barbara Dowler; Harris, Deborah – Zero to Three, 2006
In 1994, The Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) began the development of a credentialing process to define the skills and experiences needed by professionals in the infant mental health field. This article describes MI-AIMH's process to identify competencies for best practices and to establish a comprehensive system for the…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Infants, Credentials, Competence
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Peterman, Leinda – T.H.E. Journal, 2003
Provides examples of best practices in technology integration from five Technology Innovation Challenge Grant (TICG) programs, funded through the Department of Education to meet the No Child Left Behind technology goals. Highlights include professional development activities in Louisiana and New Mexico; collaborative learning applications; and…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education
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Florez, Viola E. – Teacher Education and Practice, 2002
Examines the importance of high quality teachers for urban schools, discussing best practices for high quality school- university partnerships and describing the University of New Mexico and Albuquerque Public Schools Partnership programs, which support collaboration as a strong component of university-level teacher preparation and provide teacher…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Higher Education
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