TRIBAL EDUCATION STATUS REPORT (TESR)
The Indian Education Division in collaboration with the 23 Districts work 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. School districts located on tribal lands are also required to report to the tribes with a district wide report. The brief reports include 12 indicators, listed below:
Link to NM Statewide TESR reports: http://www.ped.state.nm.us/indian.ed/Resources.html
Memorandum of Agreements (MOA) with New Mexico Tribes/Pueblos
The MOAs create a process for NM tribes/Pueblos to establish criteria and standards to determine native language competency for tribal members to obtain a Prek-12 Native American language and culture teacher certificate from the NMPED Professional Licensure Bureau. Holders of this certificate use this certificate to provide instruction in NM Public schools in their respective Native Language and Culture.
Funds are provided to New Mexico tribes and Pueblos to support their Native Language and Tribal Department of Education programs. This initiative supports the maintenance and revitalization of Native languages and ensures that the department of education partners with Tribes/Pueblos to increase tribal involvement in schools and the education of tribal students located in tribal communities.
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Save the Children Literacy Block (LB) consists of in-school and after-school activities to increase the reading achievement of struggling readers.
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HIGH SCHOOL TO HIGHER EDUCATION TRANSITION
New Mexico State University’s New Mexico College Pathways (NMCP) completed a two-year grant to implement a best practice guidance program for American Indian students transitioning from high school to higher education institutions through partnerships with communities and schools. The purpose to increase access for American Indian high school students to enter college/university.
The final report and a guide to Best Practices can be found at the NMCP website. http://nmcollegepathways.org/resources.html
TEACHER PLACEMENT AND SUPPORT PROGRAM
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. The focus is to improve collaborations with tribes and schools, market to and recruit from NM tribes and provide a system of support for teachers. Website: Teach for America - New Mexico