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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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Addario, Lauren; Langer, Miriam – Journal of Museum Education, 2016
Engaging disenfranchised populations in cultural work is a challenge. New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU) is an Hispanic Serving Institution located in rural northern New Mexico. Our students reflect the regional culture and are primarily Hispanic and Native American. They had little interest in museums, places where they felt marginalized and…
Descriptors: Museums, Partnerships in Education, Universities, Internship Programs
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
New Mexico Public Education Department, 2015
Innovative Digital Education and Learning-New Mexico (IDEAL-NM) was created in response to the 2005 Performance and Accountability Contract, "Making Schools Work" to leverage technology. On October 27, 2006, the statewide e-learning program that would implement a shared e-learning infrastructure using a single statewide learning…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Statewide Planning, Database Management Systems, Electronic Learning
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Archuleta, Martha; VanLeeuwen, Dawn; Halderson, Karen; Wells, Linda; Bock, Margaret Ann – Journal of Extension, 2012
Rates of type 2 diabetes are increasing nationally and in New Mexico, particularly in ethnic minorities. A key self-care area with challenging barriers is healthy eating. The New Mexico Cooperative Extension Service conducts diabetes cooking schools statewide together with community health providers. The study reported here determined if this…
Descriptors: Diabetes, Cooking Instruction, Nutrition Instruction, Extension Education
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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
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Seevers, Brenda; Stair, Kristin – Journal of Extension, 2015
The descriptive study reported here sought to discover how Extension and agricultural education programs develop and use community partnerships to enhance educational programming. The population was a census of all New Mexico Extension agents and agricultural education teachers. Agents partnered with 57 different agencies/organization and teachers…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Extension Education, Agricultural Education, Community Involvement
Radoslovich, Julie; Roberts, Shelley; Plaza, Andres – Phi Delta Kappan, 2014
Committed to being a charter school with a professional learning community that empowers teachers, New Mexico's South Valley Academy (SVA) staff transformed its state evaluation process into a practitioner action research process (Anderson, Herr, & Nihlen, 2007). While teachers self-diagnose growth needs and play active roles in improving…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Educational Innovation, Models, School Law
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Boyle, Timothy J.; Sears, Jeremiah M.; Hernandez-Sanchez, Bernadette A.; Casillas, Maddison R.; Nguyen, Thao H. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
The Chemistry Science Investigation: Dognapping Workshop was designed to (i) target and inspire fourth grade students to view themselves as "Junior Scientists" before their career decisions are solidified; (ii) enable hands-on experience in fundamental scientific concepts; (iii) increase public interaction with science, technology,…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Elementary School Science, Middle Schools
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Carter, Genesea M.; Gallegos, Erin Penner – Composition Studies, 2017
Over the last decade celebrations of student writing (CSWs) have been instituted at universities across the nation as a public way to celebrate students' voices, identities, and literacies. Often touted as a way to gain campus-wide recognition and support for first-year composition courses, this event also purportedly fosters agency and authority…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), College Students, Mixed Methods Research
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Sammis, Theodore W.; Shukla, Manoj K.; Mexal, John G.; Wang, Junming; Miller, David R. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2013
Universities develop strategic planning documents, and as part of that planning process, logic models are developed for specific programs within the university. This article examines the long-standing pecan program at New Mexico State University and the deficiencies and successes in the evolution of its logic model. The university's agricultural…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Strategic Planning, Agronomy, Financial Support
National Council on Teacher Quality, 2007
The "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" examines what is arguably the single most powerful authority over the teaching profession: state government. This New Mexico edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's (NCTQ's) "State Teacher Policy Yearbook" is the first of what will be an annual look at the status of state…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Effectiveness, Yearbooks, State Standards
Patel, Reshma; Richburg-Hayes, Lashawn – MDRC, 2012
Low-income students are at particular risk of not persisting to earn a certificate or degree, often because of competing priorities, financial pressures, and inadequate preparation for college. One form of financial assistance designed explicitly to reward students' academic success is a performance-based scholarship, paid contingent on attaining…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, At Risk Students, Disadvantaged Youth, Economic Factors
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Marr-Lyon, Lisa; Young, Kathleen; Quintero, Gilbert – Journal of Drug Education, 2008
Evaluation research pertaining to the development of assessment instruments that fully capture the facets of empowerment prevention perspectives among youth are sparse. With funding from the American Legacy Foundation, the University of New Mexico Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, in partnership with the New Mexico State…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Empowerment, Evaluation Research, Substance Abuse
Center on Education Policy, 2009
This year the Center on Education Policy (CEP) analyzed data on the achievement of different groups of students in two distinct ways. First, it looked at grade 4 test results to determine whether the performance of various groups improved at three achievement levels--basic and above, proficient and above, and advanced. Second, it looked at gaps…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Low Income, American Indians, African American Students
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