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December 2008

December 16, 2008 - Announcement of 73 New National Board Certified Teachers in 2008
December 12, 2008 - Four Charter Schools Have Charters Renewed By the Public Education Commission
December 12, 2008 -Public Education Department Announces 2009 Deadlines for Establishing New Charter Schools in New Mexico
December 2, 2008 - Governor Bill Richardson Announces His Education Legislative Initiatives

November 2008

November 25, 2008 - The REL Southwest Research Finds New Mexico Mathematic Standards Align With the 2009 National Test (NAEP
November 19, 2008 - Lt. Governor Diane Denish and Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. García Announce School Safety Hotline

October 2008

October 31, 2008 - Public Education Commission Meets in Albuquerque on Friday, October 31, 2008 | Agenda
October 20, 2008 - Governor Richardson Proclaims October 20-24 “School Bus Safety Week” in New Mexico
October 16, 2008 - Public Education Department Schedules Five Hearings on 12 Rules for Standards for Excellence
October 2, 2008 - 51 New Mexico Public School Students Named National Merit® Semifinalists

September 2008

September 29, 2008 - Secretary of Education is Featured Speaker at Government-to-Government Meeting October 9-10 in Mescalero | Agenda
September 18, 2008 - School Supplies, Food for Homeless Students Distributed Across New Mexico
September 18, 2008 - Secretary García Appoints Ralph Vigil to Lead NMDVR

September 12, 2008 -
Six New Charter Schools Approved by the Public Education Commission
September 9, 2008 - State Awarded Team Nutrition Grant to Help Schools Provide Healthy Meals to Students
September 8, 2008 - Education Secretary Reminds School Officials of Responsibilities to Ensure Student Safety | "Initial Findings from the National Study of Student Hazing"
September 8, 2008 - Governor Bill Richardson and Education Secretary Veronica García Announce Statewide Healthy School Report Card | memo from Sec'y García | fact sheet | list of first wave schools
September 3, 2008 - Public Education Commission Schedules Meeting to Approve or Deny Charter Schools | agenda
September 2, 2008 - Secretary Garcia Announces Over $9 Million in Federal and State 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants to 51 School Districts and Organizations

August 2008

August 20, 2008 - New Mexico Receives Honorable Mention for Leadership by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Cover of ''Dine' Bizaad Binahoo'ahh"
Additional articles

August 19, 2008 - Indian Country Today: Indian Language Textbook Becomes Part of State's Education Mission
August 18, 2008 -
Public Education Commission Schedules Charters School Hearings for August 25, 26 and 27
August 15, 2008 -
Governor Bill Richardson Announces $3.4 Million Grant to Strengthen Educational Leadership
August 15, 2008 -
Education Secretary Applauds Jobs for America’s Graduates Program
August 13, 2008 - New Mexico ACT® Scores Steadily Increase Over Four Years While National Trend Dips | presentation
August 12, 2008 - Lt. Governor Diane Denish and Education Secretaries Celebrate Grand Opening of New Mexico’s Statewide Distance Learning Program IDEAL-NM


August 6, 2008 - Final Course and Student Grade Changes Rule In Effect for All New Mexico Public Schools | Rule (NMAC 6 30 10)
August 1, 2008 - Secretary of Education Makes AYP Announcement

July 2008

July 30, 2008 - Santa Fe New Mexican: Putting Language Into Perspective
July 30, 2008 - Albuquerque Journal: State Adopts Navajo Language Textbook

July 30, 2008 - Education Secretary Veronica García Responds to Demand for More Time to Teach Before Testing
July 29, 2008 - New Mexico’s Accountability Plan Fully Approved by US Department of Education
July 28, 2008 - Governor Bill Richardson Highlights 4th Annual Back-to-School Tax Holiday | Slideshow
July 25, 2008 - New Mexico First State in the Nation to Adopt Navajo Language Textbook
July 21, 2008 - American Indian, Bloomfield Teacher Receives National Writing Award (Michael Thompson)
July 17, 2008 - 16 American Indian Doctoral Students Intern with Public Education Department



NMSU Native Scholars with NM Education Secretary Garcia
Front row, l-r: Phyllis Pine, Colleen Bowman, Patricia Sandoval, NM Education Secretary Veronica Garcia, Nadine Chatto, Wilma Martinez, PED staff, Eulalia Gonzales, PED staff; Back row, l-r: Tina Deschenie, Darryl Benally, NMSU Instructor Dr. Abe Armendariz, Olivia Kien, Glenn Haven, Carmen Moffett, Arrow Wilkinson, Keri Jojola, PED staff, Gerald Bidtah, PED staff, Pauletta White, Brian Dixon. Photo by Carmen Moffett.

July 17, 2008 - Governor Richardson Annouces Fourth Annual Back to School Tax Holiday
July 15, 2008 - New Mexico Indian Education Advisory Council Meets July 18 in Santa Fe / Agenda
July 2, 2008 -
Governor Richardson Congratulates Education Secretary García on National Service Award

Secretary García with Governor Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota at the National Governor's Association (NGA) Centennial Meeting on Sunday, July 13 in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania

Photos from the PED Reception

July 1, 2008 - Secretary García Asked to Present New Mexico Data System as National Model

June 2008

June 30, 2008 - New Mexico Statewide Education Assessment Plan Approved by US Department of Education
June 23, 2008 - Education Secretary Veronica García Responds to Districts Impacted by Rising Fuel Costs
June 23, 2008 - Governor Bill Richardson Applauds New Study Showing Continued Success of New Mexico’s Pre Kindergarten
June 20, 2008 - The Children’s Cabinet Career Cluster Initiative Town Hall Building a Workforce Today for the Jobs of Tomorrow
June 3, 2008 - Two Students Win Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
June 3, 2008 - 16 New Mexico Schools Rated “America’s Best High Schools” By U.S. News and World Report

May 2008

May 30, 2008 - Four New Mexico Students Honored for Superior Writing by National Council of Teachers of English
May 30, 2008 -
Education Department Seeks Nominations for IDEA State Advisory Panel
May 23, 2008 - PED Recognizes and Rewards New Mexico School Bus Drivers At the Annual School Bus Safety ROAD-E-O

April 2008

April 30, 2008 - Public Hearing Scheduled for Monday, May 5th on Proposed Rules for School Personnel and Licensure
April 30, 2008 - Dual Credit Rules Hearing / Proposed Rule
April 29, 2008 - Public Hearings Scheduled for June 2 on Charter Schools Rule and Repeal of the Stimulus Fund Rule

March 2008

March 26, 2008 - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Advisory Panel to Meet April 1 & 2 in Pojoaque
March 25, 2008 - Public Education Commission Meets in Albuquerque on Friday, April 4, 2008
March 3, 2008 - Read Across America / Roswell
March 19, 2008 - Latest PreK and Early Education Report Ranks NM Ahead of Most States

February 2008

2007 Annual Report
February 26, 2008 - Public Education Commission Meets in Santa Fe on February 2008
February 5, 2008 - Navajo Language Assessment Pilot Testing at 7 Elementary Schools
February 14, 2008 - Education Secretary García to Honor 27 Schools Receiving $3,000 Bilingual Education Awards
February 11, 2008 - Governor Richardson Appoints Nancy Bowles to Public Education Commission
February 13, 2008 - Two High School Seniors Sought For the 2008 National Youth Science Camp’s Month-long Trip With All Expenses Paid
February 15, 2008 - Education Secretary García Honors 2008 New Mexico Teacher of the Year, Denise Cannon
February 1, 2008 - New Mexico Indian Education Advisory Council Meets February 12 in Santa Fe / Agenda

January 2008

January 31, 2008 - New Mexico Education Secretary Appointed to ESEA Reauthorization Task Force
January 24, 2008 - Schools on the Rise Day Honors 10 Schools for High Achievement on AYP
January 24, 2008 - NM Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. García Responds to Order in Fierro Case
January 18, 2008 - Lieutenant Governor Denish Headlines PreK Day at the Legislature
January 18, 2008 - Education Department Asks To Withdraw Licensure Action Against Elsy Fierro
January 9, 2008 - New Mexico Receives National Rating on Education Report / State highlights / Full article