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PRESS RELEASE

March 21, 2002

Regulations on Accountability Available on Internet; SBE Adopted New Regulations in March

(Santa Fe, NM)-The New Mexico State Board of Education (SBE) voted on March 1 to adopt accountability regulations for New Mexico's public schools, including charter schools. The regulations, including general provisions and the accountability system for schools rated as probationary, are available on the New Mexico State Department of Education's (SDE) web page, located at www.ped.state.nm.us.

"Through these new regulations, the State Board of Education has further refined its system for rating public schools and its requirements for school improvement," said Patricia Rael, the SDE's assistant superintendent for accountability and information services.

For more information on public school ratings, please visit the SDE's web site at www.ped.state.nm.us or contact the SDE at (505) 827-6683.


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