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Press Releases - 2007

July, 2007 News

July 12, 2007
Governor Bill Richardson Announces $14 Million in Pre-K Expansion Funding

PED PreK Sites

June, 2007 News

June 22, 2007
Public Education Department Reaches Settlement Agreement with West Las Vegas’ Beverly Ortega

June 20, 2007
New Mexico Public Education Department Releases Independent Investigation into Rio Grande High School Grade ChangeInvestigation Report

June 15, 2007
IDEA Advisory Panel Meets in Santa Fe June 19 & 20

June 14, 2007
2006 PED Annual Report Certified
June 14, 2007
New Mexico Ranks High Nationally for Setting High Academic Standards for Student Performance
May, 2007 News
May 15, 2007
Two New Mexico Students Selected as 2007 Presidential Scholars By US Department of Education
May 11, 2007
New Mexico Indian Education Advisory Council To Meet Friday, May 18 in Albuquerque
pdf News Release pdf Agenda

May 11, 2007
Governor Richardson's Pre-K Program Expands Available to More New Mexican Children State Seeking Applications for Pre-K Programs

May 9, 2007
Public Education Department Hosts Conference to Boost NM Student Achievement

May 7, 2007
PEC Charter Training
4-26-07 REVISED
May 1, 2007
PEC Meeting May 3, 2007
April, 2007 News
April 24, 2007
Public Education Commission Gets Training as New Mexico’s State Charter School Authorizer (Revised)
April 23, 2007
Bilingual Educators Hold Annual Conference April 24-28 in Albuquerque
April 17 , 2007
Supreme Court Rules Against Zuni and Gallup-McKinley County School Districts in Funding Dispute

April 16 , 2007
Community Invited to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Panel Meeting in Clovis on April 26 & 27th

April 10 , 2007
2007 Indian Education Government to Government Meeting Set for Thursday, April 19 in Shiprock, NM
April 6 , 2007
New Mexico Elementary Schools Encouraged to Participate in the HealthierUS School Challenge
(Santa Fe, NM) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture is sponsoring a Healthier School Challenge to nationally recognize schools that take specific steps to improve their food and nutrition programs and address obesity. Obesity is a growing concern for school children in the United States.
April 4 , 2007
PEC Meeting April 13, 2007
| PDFAgenda
Sub-committee agendas:
Career & Technical Education
Charter Schools Agenda 4-13-07
Strategic Planning Agenda 4-13-07
April 4 , 2007
Public Education Holds Public Hearings on Special Education Disciplinary Rules Thursday,
April 5, and Monday, April 9

Education Secretary Delivers Parent Toolkit to New Mexico School Administrators
Working Together: School-Family-Community Partnerships, a Toolkit for New Mexico School Communities View Online


March 14 , 2007
New Mexico
Cabinet Secretaries Respond to National PreK and Early Education Report

March 14, 2007
Ethics Bill Passes House and Senate
March 14 , 2007
NM High School Redesign Legislation Passes House and Senate
March 14 , 2007
NM Cyber Academy Act Passes House and Senate
March 8 , 2007
New Mexico’s Top Two Youth Volunteers Selected in 12th Annual National Awards Program

Testing for Grades 3-9 and Grade 11 is Scheduled from February 26 – March 23, 2007
March 6 , 2007
Five New Mexico high school students were selected as state finalists in the 2007 AAA Travel High School Challenge
March 7 , 2007
Health, Education Departments Help School Districts Plan for Potential Pandemic Flu
PDFPress Release
| PDFPreparing for Pandemic Flu in NM Schools
March 6 , 2007
New Mexico Named “State of the Month” by the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future
February 22 , 2007
National Reports Highlight Low Student Achievement in the US and Underscore Need for NM High School Redesign Legislation
February 13 , 2007
Secretary of Education, Secretary of Labor and Community Leaders Take Sample Standards Based Assessment Tests
Students receive valentines from business leaders to encourage them to do well on Standard-Based Assessments
February 6 , 2007
New College Board Report to the Nation Shows Support for High School Redesign Legislation
February 1 , 2007
Des Moines Municipal Schools Selected to Promote Healthy School Communities
February 1 , 2007
20 Outstanding
Bilingual Schools HonoredPDFPress ReleasePDFIncentive Award Info Table
January 30 , 2007

Students from around state pledge to prepare and succeed on upcoming tests.
| Photo Gallery

January 22 , 2007
New Mexico Ranks 2nd in the Nation for School Breakfast Program

January 22 , 2007
New Mexico Public Education Department Releases Best Parent Practices Video
January 22 , 2007
New Mexico Public Education Department Stresses Importance of Parent Involvement in Education
January 18 , 2007
Schools on the Rise Day Honors 11 schools and 18 School Districts For High Achievement on AYP
| Photo Gallery
January 18 , 2007
New Mexico Teacher of the Year Tamra Tiong Selected as One of Four Finalists for National Teacher of the Year
January 18 , 2007
Two High School Seniors Sought For the 2007 National Youth Science Camp’s Month-long Trip
With All Expenses Paid
January 3 , 2007
Education Secretaries Respond to Education Week’s QUALITY COUNTS 2007 report
January 3 , 2007
Public Education Commission Meets in Santa Fe on January 12, 2007 at 11:00 am
| PDFPress Release