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Skandera, Hanna – State Education Standard, 2018
As anyone would readily agree, no child should be trapped in a persistently failing school. When the author was appointed New Mexico's secretary of education in 2011, she committed to never settle for failure and never stop pursuing equity and opportunity for all students. Many of New Mexico's students live in poverty or are students of color and…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, School Choice, Principals, Instructional Leadership
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Gallegos, Rosemary – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2017
Rosemary Gallegos is superintendent of the New Mexico School for the Deaf (NMSD). Her 30+ years of service to NMSD include teaching, instructional supervision, special education compliance, and cultivating NMSD's statewide Birth-3 and outreach programs. Gallegos's goal is to ensure all deaf and hard of hearing children in New Mexico have access to…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Deafness, Partial Hearing
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Campbell, James Adam, III – Intercultural Education, 2017
This paper attempts to deconstruct the resistance among a majority of Americans to admit Syrian refugees. Using a survey of secondary and post-secondary students and faculty in New Mexico, I attempt to draw conclusions regarding this resistance.
Descriptors: Refugees, Student Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Social Bias
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Sosa-Provencio, Mia Angélica – Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, 2018
Mia Angélica Sosa-Provencio is assistant professor of Secondary Education in the Department of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership, and Policy at the University of New Mexico. Her research focuses on framing education as a means for social justice with particular focus on teacher education that engages youth in their multiple identities and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Social Justice, Youth Opportunities, Feminism
Martinez, Joseph P. – Online Submission, 2017
The Center for Positive Practices (CPP) conducted an analysis and synthesis of K-12 educational achievement gaps in New Mexico. The white paper was requested by the New Mexico based Coalition for the Majority, which includes various institutions, organizations and individuals supporting the New Mexico English Learner Teacher Preparation Act. The…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Achievement Gap, Hispanic American Students, American Indian Students
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Walston, Jill; Tucker, Clyde; Ye, Cong; Lee, Dong Hoon – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2017
The New Mexico graduation rate has lagged behind the national graduation rate in recent years. In 2015 the graduation rate was 69 percent in New Mexico and 83 percent nationwide (New Mexico Public Education Department, 2016; U.S. Department of Education, 2017). Of particular interest to education leaders in New Mexico are differences in graduation…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Graduation Requirements, Exit Examinations, Racial Differences
Levin, Elisheva H. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Understanding how ASD policy is made at the state level is important to the various institutional and individual stakeholders who make, apply, and are governed by it. Critical disability theory was applied to this qualitative study of ASD policymaking in New Mexico. This study examined how policymakers and stakeholders brought their identities,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Educational Policy, Public Policy
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Morales, Sara; Sainz, Terri – Learning Professional, 2017
Imagine teachers, administrators, and university mathematicians and staff learning together in a lab setting where students are excited about attending a week-long summer math event because they are at the forefront of the experience. Piloted in three New Mexico classrooms during summer 2014, MathLab expanded into 17 lab settings over six…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Education, Pilot Projects, Summer Programs
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Ladner, Matthew – Education Next, 2018
The point at which the corners of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah meet is the only spot in the United States where the borders of four states converge. Beyond geography, the Four Corners states share a similar approach to charter schooling. All four states have adopted relatively freewheeling authorization policies, and charter schools…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, State Legislation, State Policy, Educational Policy
Seaman, Julia E.; Seaman, Jeff – Babson Survey Research Group, 2017
This brief report uses data collected under the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Fall Enrollment survey to highlight distance education data in the state of New Mexico. The sample for this analysis is comprised of all active, degree-granting…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Enrollment, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
Jacobsen, Monique; Skandera, Hanna – New Mexico Public Education Department, 2017
The purpose of the PreK Annual Report is to comply with statute and inform stakeholders regarding the Children, Youth and Families Department's (CYFD) and the Public Education Department's (PED) efforts and how these are connected to the State's current PreK initiatives. This funding was continued for the 2015-16 school year. In addition, CYFD…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Education, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education
Cervantes, Wendy; Ullrich, Rebecca; Matthews, Hannah – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2018
This report documents how the current immigration context is affecting the nation's youngest children, under age eight, based on interviews and focus groups in 2017 with more than 150 early childhood educators and parents in six states--California, Georgia, Illinois, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. This study was motivated by…
Descriptors: Immigration, Public Policy, Young Children, Focus Groups
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McShane, Michael Q. – Education Next, 2018
As public education secretary of New Mexico, Hanna Skandera dug in fast, set an ambitious agenda, and broke a lot of china. Her ability to inspire and subsequently ignore controversy is clear: from the outset, she was deemed so contentious that the state senate refused to confirm her for four years, during which she performed her duties as…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Public Officials, Educational Policy, State Legislation
Vermilya, Lois; Kerwin, Dorothy – ZERO TO THREE, 2017
Many professionals in the early childhood field are inspired by community-driven initiatives that hold great promise for transforming outcomes for the youngest children and their families. However, most collective impact efforts are mobilized in large urban areas, where early childhood professionals and civic leaders take the lead. New Mexico has…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Partnerships in Education, Community Programs, Rural Areas
New Mexico Public Education Department, 2018
Each state education agency (SEA) must address all required elements of the consolidated State plan. Although the information an SEA provides for each requirement will reflect that particular requirement, an SEA is encouraged to consider whether particular descriptions or strategies meet multiple requirements or goals. In developing its…
Descriptors: Statewide Planning, State Agencies, State Departments of Education, Federal Legislation
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