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Programs & Grants

The NMPED Indian Education Division provides funds to support the advancement of Indian Education in New Mexico.

School District Initiatives (SDI)
Funds are provided to the (23) school districts, and district-chartered or state-chartered schools who enroll a significant number of American Indian students for the purpose of providing effective culturally-relevant programs, opportunities and practices which contribute to the academic and cultural success of the students. SY 2013-14 grantees are listed below:
APS Aztec Bernalillo Central Consolidated
Cuba Dulce Gallup-McKinley Grants-Cibola
Jemez Mountain Los Lunas Magdalena NACA
Penasco Pojoaque Rio Rancho Ruidoso
Santa Fe Taos Walatowa Zuni
Bloomfield Farmington    
Strengthening Tribal Language programse | Request for Information | Application Form | Eligible Schools | Deadline May 13, 2015
Strengthening Tribal Language programse | Request for Information | Application Form | Deadline May 13, 2015
Strengthening Tribal Languages
Funds are provided to New Mexico's Native Nations, Tribes and Pueblos to support the maintenance and revitalization of their respective Native languages. SY 2014-15 grantees are listed below:
Acoma Cochiti Isleta Jemez
Jicarilla Laguna Mescalero Nambe
Navajo Ohkay Owingeh Picuris Pojoaque
San Felipe San Ildefonso Sandia Santa Ana
Santa Clara Santo Domingo Taos Tesuque
Zia Zuni
Rural Literacy Initiative
The Indian Education Division provides a matching fund initiative to increase the reading achievement of American Indian students in after-school and in-school activities. Save the Children (STC) is funded to implement this initiative.
Fact Sheet: Save the Children – New Mexico
Teacher Support Initiative
The Indian Education Division funds Teach for America (TFA) to implement a culturally responsive teacher placement and support program to ensure that highly effective, qualified teachers are placed in New Mexico schools with a majority of American Indian students. A system of support for the TFA teachers is also provided.
Website: Teach for America - New Mexico
Tribal Education Status Report (TESR)
PED in collaboration with the 23 Districts works to meet this statute of reporting to NM tribes regarding the education of Native children. The statewide report is due by November 15th of each year and distributed at the NM Government to Government meetings. The reports include the following indicators:
  1. Student achievement
  2. Safety
  3. Graduation rate
  4. Attendance
  5. Parent/community involvement
  6. Education programs targeting American Indian students
  7. Financial Reports
  8. Current status of federal Indian policies and procedures
  9. Public school use of variable calendars
  10. School district plans to decrease the number of dropouts and increase attendance
  11. School District consultation with district Indian Education Committees, School-site Parent Advisory Councils and Tribal, Municipal and Indian Organizations
  12. Indigenous Research and evaluation and results for effective curricula for tribal students
Click for NM Statewide TESR reports
  Office of the Governor of New Mexico Sunshine Portal US Department of Education Teach NM Ideal NM Score
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