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Dec 04
Clayton Teacher Earns Level Three Teaching Licensure
PED Awards $2,580,037 for Early Childhood Education Programs
Literacy on the Rise: Full Day Kindergarten Works
The PED and Employees Donate 3993 Books As Holiday Gifts to 4 Priority Schools
Assistant Secretary for Program Support and Pupil Transportation and Staff Member Receive Award for Safety and Security Training for School Bus Drivers
Secretary of Education Returns Finance Authority To Cuba Independent Schools Board
Teen Suicide Documentary Will Air Followed by Live Call-In Program about Youth Suicide Prevention
Public Education Commission to Meet in Los Lunas
Secretary Garcia's Council on Excellence and Equity Will Report on December 8th, 2004
IDEA State Advisory Panel to Meet December 13-14
Nov 04
First Lady Barbara Richardson Urges New Mexicans to Read Together on Friday
Governor Bill Richardson Announces $1.2 Million Grant to Increase Accountability in Schools
Paseo Del Monte Charter Middle School Revocation Upheld
New Mexico First Town Hall Focusing on Statewide High School Initiative To Be Held November 18-20
New Mexico Indian Education Advisory Council To Meet November 17 in Bernalillo
Public Education Department Awards Grants For Bully Proofing School Program
New Mexico’s Student Mock Election Results Are In: Kerry Wins by 149 votes
Secretary of Education Certifies AYP Status; Number of Schools Meeting AYP Grows to 519, Three Schools Receive New Designations
2004 New Mexico Tribal Truancy Conference will Take Place Friday, November 19th
Public Education Commission to Meet in Santa Fe
Oct 04
Governor Bill Richardson to fund ENLACE Education program
President Signs Assistive Technology Act
New Mexico’s Student Mock Election Will Take Place on October 28, 2004
Public Education Department’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Special Education Bureau Team Up for Smooth Transitions
UNM Alumni Association to honor six with Zia Award
PED to Hold Public Hearing on Rules Regarding Truancy, State ID Number for Students, Dual Enrollment
Los Alamos Teacher, Nancy Schick, Named 2005 New Mexico 'Teacher of the Year'
Governor Bill Richardson to expand opportunities in public schools, colleges and universities
Governor Bill Richardson to highlight education agenda in eight New Mexico communities
New Mexico Public Education Department Awarded A Jacob Javits Grant for Improving Gifted Education from the US Department of Education
Tribes, PED to Meet October 20 in Gallup At Government-to-Government Meeting
PED Receives $6.1 Million Grant to Support High-Quality Charter Schools
School Health Education Institute to be Held October 19-20 in Albuquerque
CHE and PED Launch Model Vocational Career Initiative
Governor Richardson Proclaims October 17-23 'School Bus Safety Week' in New Mexico
2005 New Mexico 'Teacher of the Year' to be Named
Los Alamos Teacher Sheri Davis of Aspen Elementary Honored with $25,000 Milken Educator Award
New Mexico Public Education Department Awarded 1.7 Million Dollars for the Family and Youth Resource Program
National Labs in New Mexico Benefits New Mexico's Kids
Public Education Department Takes Action to Increase Efficiency in No Child Left Behind Grant Administration
Deming Principal Javier Milo of Martin Elementary Honored with $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Public Education Department and the Department of Health Team Up for New Mexico's Children
NM Transition to Teaching a Statewide Program Offers a Unique Pathway to Recruit Exceptional New Teachers
PED to Hold Public Hearing on Requirement Placing Grade 11 Assessment on Students' Official Transcripts
Governor Bill Richardson to help kick off next round Of Governor's Laptop Learning Initiative in Albuquerque
PED Seeks Proposals Regarding Magnet Career Academy
Governor Bill Richardson applauds Think New Mexico For pursing Pre-Kindergarten
Sep 04
Education Secretary Garcia to Speak at LANL Conference On Preparing Children for Kindergarten, PED Successes
New Mexico Educators to be Surprised with $25,000 Milken National Educator Awards
Governor Bill Richardson vows to increase Access to Pre-Kindergarten for 4-year-olds
Governor Bill Richardson to announce Pre-Kindergarten Initiative
99 Percent of Full-Day Kindergarten Programs in 2002-2003 Show Student Gains Needed for First Grade
Lt. Gov. Diane Denish to Address Think New Mexico Full-Day Kindergarten Conference, Announce Test Results
Education Secretary Garcia to Visit Chama Schools, Dulce, Jemez Mountain and Mesa Vista School Staff
Secretary García Calls on School Superintendents To Act to Ensure Safe Schools
Governor Bill Richardson Launches Comprehensive Film Workforce Training Program
Secretary García to Visit Two Farmington Schools During “Every Day Counts” Campaign Tour
Public Education Commission to Meet in Las Cruces
NEWS ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2004
“Every Day Counts” Truancy Prevention Campaign Kicks Off This Month
Secretary García Urges Districts to Explore Ways to Increase Attendance Rates, Students Taking Tests
Aug 04
College-Bound Students Outperform Nation on SAT as Achievement Gap Closes for American Indians, Blacks
Advanced Placement Participation Rises in State; Minority Participation Grows to 40.7 Percent
508 Schools Meet Adequate Yearly Progress and Requirements Set by State and NCLB
ALERT: Media Briefing on 2004 School Designations Moved to 1:30 p.m. today, August 30, in Santa Fe
Agenda for Education Sec. Media Briefing on 2004 School Designations at Noon, August 30, in Santa Fe
Dr. Veronica C. García Signs Memorandum of Agreement with Pueblo of Zuni
Education Secretary to Address Legislative Education Study Committee in Ruidoso
2004 Scores Increase Substantially in All Categories On Grades 4 and 8 Standards-Based Assessment

Secretary García to Announce Criterion-Referenced Test Results for Grades 4 and 8 on Thursday, August 19

N.M. Public Education Department Announces 2004-2005 Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Winners
Education Secretary to Register Students at Monte Del Sol Charter School on Wednesday
Parents to Receive Early Indication of School Performance
Education Secretary to Visit Silver Consolidated School Employees
Public Education Department Announces N.M. History Teacher of the Year
Majority of New Mexico's 11th-Graders at or Above Proficient in Reading but Below Proficient in Math
Agenda for Education Secretary García Media Briefing On Friday, August 6, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon in Santa Fe
Education Secretary García to Release 11th-Grade Test Results, High School Improvement Initiatives at August 6 Media Briefing
N.M. Education Secretary Joins Public Television Literacy Campaign
Education Secretary García to Address New Mexico Summer Administrators’ Conference
Jul 04
N.M. Education Secretary Veronica C. García to Speak Tonight at Democratic National Convention

Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. García to Speak at 2004 Democratic National Convention

Statement from Education Secretary Dr. Veronica C. García Regarding Release of 2004 Testing Results
Dr. Veronica C. García to Address the No Administrator Left Behind Conference in Albuquerque
EDUCATION SECRETARY GARCIA COMMENDS ROSWELL HIGH SCHOOL
AS NATIONAL MODEL SCHOOL
Dona Concha made history as a NM Legislator, Is a lifelong community advocate
N.M. Education Secretary to Address Education Commission of the States
PUBLIC EDUCATION COMMISSION ELECTS THREE NEW OFFICERS
PUBLIC EDUCATION DEPT. INVESTIGATES SUSPECTED CRT TESTING IRREGULARITIES
Public Education Commission Meeting Rescheduled for July 9
PED, KOAT, the Education Plan of NM and KFC to Launch Campaign to Benefit School Children
Jun 04
New Mexico Aging Conference on August 17-19 To Address 'Conscious Aging,' Finding Meaning
PNM Offers Free GED Testing Again Through PED's New Mexico State GED Office
Meeting to be Held in Albuquerque on Native American Language and Culture Certification
PED Awards $1.95 Million for Even Start Family Literacy
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson Testifies on Education Funding
Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. Garcia Approves 154,648 Students for Elementary Arts Program Funding
New Mexico's TerraNova Results Reflect No Change for Public School Students
Public Education Commission Meeting Canceled for June 11; Governor Declares "A Day of Remembrance of President Ronald Wilson Reagan"
Governor Bill Richardson Declares June 11, 2004 "A Day of Remembrance of President Ronald Wilson Reagan"
Public Education Commission to Meet on June 11
Full-day Kindergarten to Celebrate Final Year of Phase-In; 100 Schools Approved for Program in 2004-2005
New Mexico's Public Schools Become Safer for Students
Governor Bill Richardson Names the Statewide Coordinators for New Mexico's Efforts to Reduce DWI and Drug Abuse, and Improve Behavioral Health
Statement Regarding Delay in Release of 2004 Testing Results
May 04
First World War II Veteran to Receive High School Diploma at Mora High Graduation on Saturday
Education Secretary Dr. Veronica C. Garcia, DVR Assistant Secretary Dr. Catherine Cross Maple
Receive Distinguished Alumni Awards from UNM
Meeting to be Held in Albuquerque on Native American Language and Culture Certification
Education Secretary Dr. Veronica C. Garcia Names Members to Indian Education Advisory Council
World War II Veterans to Receive High School Diplomas
Education Secretary Dr. Veronica C. Garcia to Deliver Keynote Address at Loving Commencement
Public Education Commission to Hold Retreat
50th Anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education Celebrated in Song and Word at Lowell Elementary
Agenda for Wednesday's 50th Anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education at Lowell Elementary
50th Anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education To be Celebrated Wednesday at Lowell Elementary
Model Apprenticeship Program to Premiere in Gadsden Holds Potential for Improving Region’s Economy
PED Announces $8.29 Million in Reading First Awards
Apr 04
New Mexico’s 2003 Milken Educator, Katarina Sandoval, To Attend Milken Conference, Receive $25,000 Award
Statement from Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. García, Albuquerque Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Everitt and Representative Rick Miera
First Lady Barbara Richardson, Education Secretary Dr. García Accept Free Textbooks from Mexico
Mexican Consulate Provides Free Textbooks to Schools; First Lady Barbara Richardson, Education Secretary Dr. García to Accept on State’s Behalf
Education Secretary García to Visit Constituents from Dexter, Region 6 of School Boards Association
Statement from Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. García
2003-2004 New Mexico Scholars Selected From Throughout New Mexico
Secretary of Education Returns Finance Authority To Vaughn Board of Education
Governor Bill Richardson Announces $5 Million Kellogg Award for State Youth Programs
New Test Findings Show New Mexico Students Proficient In Grade 4 Math and Grade 8 Language Arts
Governor Bill Richardson announces approval for plan to pay for full-day Kindergarten classrooms
Governor Bill Richardson announces $10 million for technical-vocational centers
Agenda for Education Secretary Garcia Media Briefing On Thursday, April 15, at 11:15 a.m. in Santa Fe
National Overture of Education and the Arts in New Mexico To Offer Teacher Workshops Across State in April
Secretary Garcia to Announce New Criterion-Referenced Test Findings at April 15 Media Briefing in Santa Fe
Education Secretary Garcia Visits Constituents from Clayton, Grady, House, Logan, San Jon and Tucumcari
Increased Funding will Flow to Public Schools Next Year
Governor Bill Richardson announces plan to consolidate State Information Technology
PED Invites Applications for Elementary Arts Funding
Mar 04
PED Proposes Changes to Plan for Fulfilling NCLB Requirements for Accountability
Governor Bill Richardson, Lt. Governor Diane Denish Swear in Youth Advisory members

Governor Bill Richardson Announces $300,000 in Funding for Programs to Reduce Truancy inNew Mexico Schools

Governor Bill Richardson Appoints Task Force to Evaluate and Improve Higher Education in New Mexico
PED Invites Proposals for Service-Learning Program
PED Seeks Applicants for Full-Day Kindergarten Program
Public Education Commission Honors 12 New National Board-Certified Teachers
Governor Bill Richardson makes plans to expand Early childhood education
Governor Bill Richardson announces plan to pay for full-day Kindergarten classrooms
Statewide Student Competition for Commercial Concept
Governor Bill Richardson to hold news conference THURSDAY In Albuquerque
Education Secretary García to Visit Constituents from Los Lunas, Socorro and Region 4 of NMSBA
Governor Bill Richardson Signs $4.4 Billion Balanced Budget
Governor Bill Richardson signs Educational Bill of Rights For Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Children
Public Education Commission to Consider New Duties As a Result of 2004 Legislation
Secretary of Education Returns MAST Charter School Application to APS for Approval with Conditions
Governor Bill Richardson signs bill allowing teaching degrees at Northern New Mexico Community College
Governor Bill Richardson Signs Major Education Bills
IDEA State Advisory Panel to Meet in Albuquerque
Feb 04
School Districts Asked to Observe National Peace Corps Week During March 1-7
Governor Bill Richardson says he will sign Truancy legislation
Secretary of Education Garcia Praises Legislative Support Of Governor's Elementary Arts Education Initiative
State Legislature to Celebrate 'Apprenticeship Day' on Monday, February 16
Governor Bill Richardson, legislators reach agreement On paying for capital projects
Albuquerque to Host the World's Largest Conference On the Education of Bilingual Students
PED to Hear Public Input on Proposed Licensure, Accountability Changes
Jan 04
Gadsden Teacher, Nancy Ackerman, Named 2004 New Mexico 'Teacher of the Year'
Governor Bill Richardson backs up commitment to Arts education with $9 million
National Overture of Education and the Arts in New Mexico Launches Initiative to Improve Academic Performance
Bilingual Education Day to be held January 27 At Legislature
Nominate an Outstanding Teacher for Presidential Award
Assistant Secretaries for Accountability, Educator Quality Named for Public Education Department
Governor Bill Richardson says he wants to expand arts education
Gov’s Program Will Provide Laptop Computers To 7th Graders
Governor Bill Richardson announces $2,000,000,000 growth To New Mexico’s Permanent Funds during 2003
Governor Bill Richardson praises new report that shows New Mexico improving teacher quality
Education Secretary Garcia to Visit Constituents From Cimarron and Angel Fire