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December, 2005 News

December 28, 2005
Reading First Program in Partnership with the College of Santa Fe and Voyager University
New Program Will Enroll over 350 Teachers and Reading Coaches in a Teachers’ Reading Academy
Press Release


December 12, 2005
Indian Education Summit Set for Monday, December 19
Press Release
December 09, 2005
Secretary García Hosts Community Conversation For Shiprock Community December 15, 2005

Press Release
December 07, 2005
New Mexico Science Standards Receive “A” Grade

Press Release

The State of State Science Standards 2005

December 07, 2005
Governor Richardson's “Year of the Child” agenda for 2006 legislative session
Partnering with Parents to Make Schools Work

Closing the Achievement Gap


December 02, 2005
Public Education Commission Meeting Rescheduled for Friday, December 16, 2005

Press Release
Agenda
December 08, 2005
Public Comment Invited on School Health Rules
Press Release

 

November, 2005 News

November 21, 2005
Education Secretary Dr. Veronica C. García Appoints Temporary Members to Gadsden Independent School Board and Invites Applications for Permanent Positions
Press Release


November 17, 2005
Education Secretary Announces National Appointment for Public Education Commissioner Dennis Roch

Press Release
November 14, 2005
High school video crews to help mental health social marketing campaign
Press Release
November 14, 2005
New Mexico Department of Education Head Lauds Efforts to Raise Career Guidance Standards
14 New Mexicans Complete Rigorous Professional Development Course
Press Release
November 10, 2005
SUNDAY, November 13th KNME airs program On Closing the Achievement Gap
Press Release

November 17, 2005
Public Education Commission Meeting Rescheduled for Friday, December 16, 2005

Press Release


November 14, 2005
Regional Educational Technology Assistance Presents American Indian NMTA Online workshop
Press Release
November 10, 2005
Albuquerque Educators Honored with $25,000 Milken Educator Awards
Press Release

November 3, 2005
Public Education Department Hosts Two Important Meetings Addressing Needs of Native American Students November 3rd and 4th in Mescalero
Press Release

October 28, 2005
Assistant Education Secretary Geri Romero-Roybal Honored As a NMSU Distinguished Alumni
Press Release


November 8, 2005
La Cosecha Dual Language Conference to be Held November 9th-12th in Albuquerque
Press Release

 

October, 2005 News

October 28, 2005
Assistant Education Secretary Geri Romero-Roybal Honored As a NMSU Distinguished Alumni
Press Release


October 27, 2005
$25,000 MILKEN NATIONAL EDUCATOR AWARDS TO SURPRISE TOP TEACHERS FROM ACROSS AMERICA
Press Release


October 24, 2005
Oracle Academy And New Mexico Public Education Department Team Up To Offer Information Technology Education
Press Release


October 24, 2005
Secretary García Hosts Community Conversation
In Moriarty on October 26, 2005
Press Release


October 19, 2005
State's 2005 4th and 8th Grade NAEP Reading and Math Scores Remain Stable Over the Past Two Years
Press Release

NAEP Website
NAEP State Fact Sheet


October 18, 2005
Two New Mexico Students Recognized as AP State Scholars
Press Release

october 2005

October 19, 2005
International Career Development and Transition Conference Begins Thursday
Press Release


October 18, 2005
Secretary García to Speak at Three Statewide Conferences about School and Community Partnerships
Press Release


October 18, 2005
Governor Richardson Proclaims October 16-22 ‘School Bus Safety Week’ in New Mexico
Press Release


October 17, 2005
The PED Announces Request for Applications for the Comprehensive School Reform (CSR) Program
Press Release

October 17, 2005
Documentary on Teen Suicide Wins Two Emmy Awards
Press Release

October 11, 2005
Secretary García Hosts Community Conversation In Las Cruces on October 13, 2005
Press Release

 

September, 2005 News

September 30, 2005
Secretary of Education
to Sign Historic
Memorandum of
Understanding with
the Bureau of
Indian Affairs In Gallup
on Monday, October 3rd, 2005
Community Conversations
to Take Place in Gallup
and Crownpoint

Press Release

September 19, 2005
Governor Bill Richardson, Lt.
Governor Diane Denish and
Education Secretary Dr. Veronica C. Garcia held a news conference on
Monday, Sept. 12 at Santa Fe High School to unveil a report card that shows where New Mexico schools are in terms of investing money in classrooms.
Making Schools Work Report Card

New Mexico Report Card Sources

Making Schools Work Q&A


August 18, 2005
Education Secretary Shares
Statewide Test Results and
Shines Light on Student
Achievement Gaps

Press Release

New Mexico Test Results and
Achievement Gaps, 2004-2005


Sample NM Standards Based
Assessment Reports

Standards handouts

Q&A from Press Conference

September 27, 2005
Secretary García Hosts Community Conversation With Early Childhood Educators
The event will take place from 7-9
pm tomorrow, September 28th,
2005 at the Second Presbyterian
Church. ( 812 Edith Blvd., on the
corner of Edith and Lomas) The Lt.
Governor, Diane Denish, will be
joining Secretary Veronica García
at the conversation.
Press Release


September 14, 2005
Closing the Achievement Gap
from July 29, 2005 Community Conversation.
Press Release

August 31 , 2005
New Mexico 2005 Graduates
Increase Participation and
Scores on Advanced
Placement Exams
Press Release

Education Secretary Reports
that New Mexico Students
Score Higher Than National
Peers on SAT Exams

Press Release

New Mexico 2005 Graduates Competitive with
National Counterparts

Press Release

 

August, 2005 News

August 31 , 2005
Secretary Garcia's
“State of Hispanic Education”
address

The National Organization for
Mexican American Rights
(NOMAR, Inc.) 8 th Annual
Training Conference
& Business Meeting
Press Release
PDF format

August 26 , 2005
NATIONAL
CONSTITUTION DAY CELEBRATION

All America will unite in the
simultaneous recitation of the
Preamble to the US Constitution
all over the world on September
16,2005 by schools and the
military at home and overseas

Press Release

August 20 , 2005
SECRETARY OF EDUCATION
PUTS TWO CHARTER VOCATIONAL
HIGH SCHOOL BOARDS ON NOTICE
Secretary Garcia Announces Her
Intention to Suspend Charter
Boards’ Authority
Press Release



August 10, 2005
Alternative Licensure
Graduation at San Juan College
Special report

August 31 , 2005
New Mexico 2005 Graduates
Increase Participation and
Scores on Advanced
Placement Exams
Press Release

Education Secretary Reports
that New Mexico Students
Score Higher Than National
Peers on SAT Exams

Press Release

New Mexico 2005 Graduates Competitive with National Counterparts
Press Release

August 18, 2005
Education Secretary Shares
Statewide Test Results and
Shines Light on Student
Achievement Gaps

Press Release

New Mexico Test Results and Achievement Gaps, 2004-2005

Sample NM Standards Based Assessment Reports

Standards handouts

Q&A from Press Conference

 

July, 2005 News

July 1 , 2005
Secretary García Demands Better Accountability
New Mexico’s Secretary of Public Education, Dr. Veronica C. Garc í a, unveiled results of a new system that will increase accountability for graduation rate reporting. The new system fast tracks an interim reporting procedure.
Press Release


July 1 , 2005
Two New Mexico Students Selected as Presidential Scholars
Secretary Veronica C. García is pleased to announce that two students from New Mexico have been selected as Presidential Scholars in the United States Department of Education’s 2005 Presidential Scholars Program.
Press Release


July 1 , 2005
NM Transition to Teaching Program Seeking Highly Qualified People to Become Teachers

Press Release


July 6 , 2005
Public Education Department Recommendations for Science,
Health and Physical Education Materials

Press Release


July 6 , 2005
Public Input Meeting on Nutrition Rule July 14, 2005

Press Release


July 6 , 2005
Public Education Commission Meets in Santa Fe Friday, July 8, 2005

Press Release


July 6 , 2005
Donate School Supplies for Needy School Children

Press Release


July 11 , 2005
New Mexico Receives Flexibility in Calculating Special Education Performance for AYP
Press Release


July 13 , 2005
New Mexico History Course
Added to State Graduation Requirements

Press Release


July 18 , 2005
Secretary García Hosts Community Conversation in Albuquerque with Principals from Across the State
Press Release


July 20 , 2005
NM PED Invites Educators to Review Items from Standards Based Assessment
Press Release


July 22 , 2005
Secretary García Hosts Community Conversation
in Albuquerque July 29, 2005

Press Release



June, 2005 News

June 27, 2005
Secretary García Hosts Community Conversation in Santa Fe with Teachers from Across the State
Today, Secretary of Education, Dr. Veronica C. García will host a community conversation from 11:30 am – 2:00 pm with approximately 30 teachers from across New Mexico at the Inn of the Governor’s in Santa Fe.
Press Release

June 27, 2005
REQUEST FOR APPLICATION:
K-6 Core Curriculum

The New Mexico Public Education Department requests applications from New Mexico public schools for the implementation of a K-6 core curriculum program in a public elementary school/district or charter school.
View RFA

June 21, 2005
New Mexico Indian Education Advisory Council Elects Officers
Educational supplemental services.

Press Release

June 21, 2005
Governor Bill Richardson Honors Five New Mexico Elementary Schools Being Recognized by NCEA
Press Release

June 17, 2005
2005-2006 Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Winners
The New Mexico Public Education Department today announced that 44 New Mexico high school seniors have been selected as Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholars for the 2005-2006 academic year. The students will receive $1,500 annual scholarships each year, for up to four years, to apply toward college or university expenses anywhere in the United States.
Press Release / Scholarship Winners

June 17, 2005
IDEA State Advisory Panel Meets
on Tuesday, June, 21, 2005
Agenda

June 17, 2005
The Joint Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)Advisory Panel and the Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC) Meets on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 Agenda

June 15 , 2005
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
RFP: 50-924-01-04577

Educational supplemental services
.
RFP / Memo

June 9 , 2005
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
RFP # 05-019

New Mexico Alternate Assessments
.
RFP / Memo

June 2 , 2005
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS RFP: 05-018
NM Standards-based assessments – 11th grade in reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies and science and 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th grades in reading, writing, mathematics & science.
View PDF

June 2 , 2005
Complaint Procedure - public hearing for the rule is scheduled for July 7, 2005, 1 -2pm, at Mabry Hall.
Draft rule / Memo

June 2, 2005
Public Education Department Presents Instructional Materials Summer Institute June 5-10, 2005
Press Release
/ Schedule

June 2, 2005
PED and PNM Team up to help students get their GED
Press Release
/ Testing Centers


Press Releases - May 2005

May 31, 2005
NMAC Amended school transportation regulations
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May 24, 2005
PED Releases
New Mexico Cost Study:
$26 million gap in federal funding for NCLB in ’04 -‘05

NCLB cost study report - Executive Summary
PDF download / Press Release

May 20, 2005
Secretary García Travels to Houston for Breakfast with US Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings
Press Release

May 17, 2005
Secretary García Hosts Community Conversation with Business Leaders May 26, 2005
Press Release

May 17, 2005
New Mexico PED Awarded Jacob Javits Grant for Improving Gifted Education from the US Department of Education
Press Release

May17, 2005
844 Teachers Move from Level I to Level II License and Gain a Substantial Pay Raise In Public Schools
Press Release

May 13, 2005
Public hearing at Mabry Hall,
Friday, June 17, 2005 regarding a proposed rule 6.19.6 NMAC

6.19.6 NMAC -
NPRM PED 05 13 05 VOL XVI No. 9

May 11, 2005 Press Release!
Christine Steele
Appointed as State NAEP Coordinator

May11, 2005
Interactive Film Program to Help Close the Achievement Gap

Press Release!

May 4, 2005
New Mexico Increases
AP Scholars by 60% Press Release!
Student List

May 3, 2005
White House Honors Two New Mexico Teachers at Presidential Award Ceremony

May 3, 2005
PED Hosts Conference To Press Release! Revitalize Educational Plans
for Press Release! Student Success

Press Release!

May 3, 2005
2004-2005 New Mexico Scholars Selected From Throughout New Mexico Press Release! Press Release! Student List Press Release!


Apr 05
Secretary García Announces Recommendations from Closing the Achievement Gap Conference
State Teacher of the Year Honored at White House in Washington DC.
Secretary García Hosts Closing the Achievement Gap Conference in Albuquerque April 21 & 22
Secretary García Travels to DC for Council of Chief State School Officers Legislative Conference
New Mexico Indian Education Advisory Council To Meet April 15, 2005 in Santa Fe.
The PED and CYFD Announce Request for Applications for Statewide PreK Initiative.
(Santa Fe, NM)— Secretary Veronica C. García announced today that she would be visiting several school districts in the Southeastern portion of the State...
PRE-K Proposal Workshop to be held April 14th at TVI

Mar 05

IDEA State Advisory Panel to Meet April 7-8
Navajo Nation to Administer Language Certification Tests
Amistad Charter School Receives Visitation Status Release
Schools on the Rise Day Proclaimed March 10, 2005
Manzano High School Student Wins Regional Advanced Placement Math and Science Award
National Youth Science Camp 2005 Program
Five New Mexico High Schools Receive Computers for Kids Grant
Secretary García to Speak Tomorrow on Pre-K
Del Norte High School Cited for Excellence in National Landmark Study
Public Education Department Receives $351,105 for School Health Training and Demonstration Consortium
Monte del Sol Charter School Receives National Civic Star Award
Feb
05
Nominate an Outstanding Teacher for Presidential Award
Truancy Documentary Part of Governor’s Anti-Truancy Media Campaign
Secretary García Initiates New NCLB Rulemaking
Secretary García Shares PED Recommendations For NM Graduation Exam
Governor Richardson's Pre-K Bill Passes First Committee
Governor Bill Richardson pledges $2 million to shore up struggling schools, and extend opportunities to home and charter schools
PED Appoints Joe Mendez to Bureau Chief for the Program Support & Pupil Transportation Division
Jan 05
Bilingual Education Day to be held February 2, At Legislature
Public Education Department Awards Statewide Truancy Prevention Program Grants to 19 Schools
Hurrikane Travels to Schools Across New Mexico as Part of Anti-Truancy Campaign
Broad Coalition of Supporters Will Be Speaking To Support Governor's Pre-K Initiative
Sixty-Six Percent of 10th Grade Students Pass High School Competency Examination
PED’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the New Mexico Human Service Department’s Medical Assistance Division Collaborate on Grant for Medicaid Work Incentive Program
Crow Canyon Archaeological Center presents Seeking the Center Place: Continuity and Change in the Pueblo World, a teacher's institute funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities
New PEC Commissioners and Milken Educator Award Winners Will BE Recognized at Meeting Tomorrow
Lieutenant Governor Denish, Secretary Bolson and Secretary Garcia to Tour Pre-K Facility in Albuquerque
Governor Bill Richardson details higher education agenda
Governor Bill Richardson outlines plan to continue investment in classrooms
Governor Bill Richardson praises national report showing Significant education gains
Quality Counts 2005 Gives New Mexico Top Rating For Academic Standards, Assessments and Accountability