|New Mexico State Department
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786
Public Outreach Director
December 10, 2002
SDE Selects Service Providers to Provide Supplemental Educational
Services for Eligible Children
(Santa Fe, NM)-The New Mexico State Department of Education (SDE)
announced today that seven service providers have been selected
to provide supplemental educational services, including tutoring
and academic enrichment activities, for eligible children in schools
that have failed to make adequate yearly progress. Eligible children
include those attending the 14 schools named as corrective action
schools for 2002 and schools in their second year of school improvement.
The following contractors were selected: Club Z! (offering services
primarily in Albuquerque) and Rio Grande Educational Collaborative
(serving only Albuquerque) of Albuquerque, Compass Learning Inc.
of Phoenix, Arizona, (serving all New Mexico schools with Internet
access capability), JRL Enterprises Inc. of New Orleans, Louisiana,
(serving all New Mexico schools), The One Room School House of Las
Cruces (serving only Las Cruces), Tutor.com of New York, New York,
(serving all New Mexico schools with Internet access capability)
and the Zuni Public School District of Zuni (serving only Zuni).
The No Child Left Behind Act requires school districts to provide
parents with choices relative to supplemental educational services
if schools are not making progress. The services must be provided
in addition to the regular school day and must be of high quality,
research-based and specifically designed to attain academic proficiency
and increase academic achievement.
"If parents are interested in these additional services,
they have the right to select the service provider of their choice.
However, schools may work with the parents to help guide their decision
based on a student's specific needs," McCoy said.