New Mexico

Public Education Department

300 Don Gaspar

                                                                    Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501-2786

Dr. Veronica C. Garc

Secretary of Education


Beverly Friedman

Public Information Officer



News Release


For Immediate Release:  October 24, 2005


Oracle Academy And New Mexico Public Education Department Team Up To Offer Information Technology Education


$1.2 Million Oracle In-Kind Grant to Advance

High School Curriculum and Learning Throughout the State


REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., October 21, 2005 ¾ The Oracle Academy and the New Mexico Public Education Department today announced that they will work together to offer a rigorous, information technology education program for high school students throughout the state.  This partnership will allow New Mexico to further incorporate technology training into its curriculum, increase educational standards, and create new academic and professional opportunities for its students.


“We continually seek out partnerships that allow us to provide challenging, new educational opportunities for our students,” said Dr. Veronica C. García, Secretary of Education, State of New Mexico.  “The Oracle Academy program is an ideal fit with our high school reform efforts and aligns with our desire to establish ‘career clusters’ that offer students clear career paths, combined with hands-on, real world expertise and training.”  


“The Oracle Academy exposes students to cutting-edge database and programming technology,” said Clare Dolan, Vice President of Oracle’s Academic Initiatives.  “We are extremely pleased to collaborate with New Mexico Public Education Department.  Together, we will equip students with technical and professional skills, and enable future academic and business success.”


Seven New Mexico teachers have completed on-line training from the Oracle Academy.  They will be recognized by Dr. Garcia at the November 18, 2005 Public Education Commission meeting in Santa Fe.  These teachers are from Roswell Independent Schools, Deming Municipal Schools, Carlsbad Municipal Schools, and Grady Municipal Schools.


The Oracle Academy program is delivered in 18 countries worldwide.  To learn more about the Oracle Academy and Oracle’s Education Initiatives, visit


About Oracle Academy

Since 2000, the Oracle Academy has partnered with high schools using the latest technologies.  Upon completing the Oracle Academy curriculum, students possess basic database and Java programming skills, as well as professional skills in business communication, project management, collaboration, problem solving, and resume preparation.  For more information, visit


About Oracle

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