PRESS RELEASE - October 19, 2004
Governor Bill Richardson to highlight
SANTA FE- Governor Bill Richardson will outline his education agenda for the 2005 legislative session during visits to eight New Mexico communities on Wednesday and Thursday.
Governor Richardson will announce a responsible plan for expanding the popular Lottery Scholarship program. He will also highlight several other initiatives meant to improve New Mexico’s higher education system, including a plan to link state funding to graduating more students.
Governor Richardson will also unveil new initiatives that will build on efforts to improve New Mexico’s public schools- so students are prepared to succeed in college. The Governor will discuss ideas for getting high-quality teachers into struggling schools, tackle health and obesity in schools, and propose new ideas to help charter schools and home school students.
The Governor’s schedule for the education announcements is as follows:
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2004
10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Espanola
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Taos
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Las Vegas
6:00 - 6:40 p.m. Portales
Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Hobbs
11:30 - 12:15 p.m. Las Cruces
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Silver City
4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Albuquerque