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December 2009

December 23, 2009—US Department of Education Approves New Mexico Assessment Program
December 23, 2009—94 New Mexico Teachers Achieve National Board Certification: State Ranks 20th Nationally
December 20, 2009—Education Secretary García Supports UNM President on Raising UNM Admission Standards
December 18, 2009—Department of Health Opens H1N1 Vaccine to All New Mexicans

December 17, 2009—Fighting Hunger in New Mexico School
December 17, 2009—NM Human Services Department Works to Get More Kids Enrolled in Free and Reduced School Lunch Program
December 15, 2009—Public Hearing Set for PED Rule Concerning a Parental Waiver of Algebra 2 Graduation Requirement
December 15, 2009—Center for Digital Education Ranks IDEAL-NM 3rd in the Nation
December 14, 2009—Public Education Department Announces 2010 Deadlines for Establishing New Charter Schools in New Mexico
December 11, 2009—New Mexico’s School Breakfast Program Receives Top National Ranking for Third Year
December 5, 2009—Secretary of Education Clarifies Intent of Hispanic Education Act
December 3, 2009—Public Education Commission Meets in Albuquerque on December 16 | Agenda
December 1, 2009—Governor Richardson Announces Plans for Hispanic Education Act

November 2009

November 24, 2009—Governor Richardson Highlights $77 Million in Recovery Act Funds for New Mexico Schools
November 19, 2009—Education Secretary García Responds to LFC Report on Five School Districts and Recommends Action for Next Legislative Session
November 17, 2009—Van Buren Middle School Teacher Honored with a $25,000 Milken Educator Award
November 16, 2009—Community Invited to IDEA Meetings in Ruidoso December 3-4 | Agenda
November 12, 2009—Governor Bill Richardson Acts on Budget Bills; Signs Executive Order Mandating Responsible Spending Cuts`
November 3, 2009—Rule Hearing December 14 for PED Rule That Ties 8th Grade Student Proficiency and 9th Grade School Attendance to New Mexico Driving Instruction Permits | Proposed New Rule | MVD Rule 18.19.5 NMAC
November 3, 2009—Rule Hearing December 7 for 14 Proposed Rules on School Personnel and Licensure
Professional Licensure Rules

October 2009

October 26, 2009—Governor Bill Richardson Hosts African American Education Solutions Summit | Agenda
October 23, 2009—Public Education Commission Approves the New Mexico School for Architecture, Construction, and Engineering Charter School
October 23, 2009—Glenwood Elementary in Reserve Independent School District to Reopen Monday, October 26
October 21, 2009—Secretary García Congratulates Artesia FFA
October 19, 2009—Glenwood Elementary in Reserve Independent School District Closed
October 14, 2009—Indian Education Advisory Council Meeting Scheduled for Friday, October 16 in Bloomfield | Agenda
October 14, 2009—New Mexico's 2009 NAEP Math Scores Show Steady Progress | More NAEP
October 12, 2009—Public Education Commission Meeting Scheduled for Friday, October 23, 2009 in Albuquerque | agenda
October 8, 2009—Council for State Governments-WEST Gives Innovation Award to PED-HED’s IDEAL-NM Program
October 6, 2009—Education Secretary Veronica C. García to Address National Latino Education Conference Tuesday in Washington DC
October 2, 2009—Education Secretary Certifies 2009 AYP and 2008 Cohort Graduation Rate

September 2009

September 25, 2009—Education Secretary Releases Statement on Graduation Rates
September 21, 2009—Governor Bill Richardson Announces New Mexico PreK Gets High Marks for Preparing Kids for Kindergarten | Report
September 16, 2009—Zuni Public School Students Star in Joint Project to Revitalize Zuni Traditional Agritculture
September 15, 2009—Secretary García Congratulates 3 New Mexico Schools Chosen as 2009 Blue Ribbon Schools
September 15, 2009—New Mexico's Jobs for American's Graduates Program Receives Two National Awards
September 10, 2009—Seven New Charter Schools Approved by the Public Education Commission | Applications, hearings, recommendations
September 10, 2009—Secretary García's Presentation to Lt Governor's Education Summit | Graduate New Mexico! It's Everybody's Business

August 2009

August 31, 2009—President Obama to Address Students on September 8
August 28, 2009—Public Education Commission Schedules Meeting to Approve or Deny New Charter Schools | Agenda
August 24, 2009—Health Secretary Says Clusters of Influenza-like Illness in Schools Expected Department of Health Investigates Clusters of Illness in Two Schools | More H1N1
August 20, 2009—Secretary of Education Makes No Changes to Pledge of Allegiance Rule for Public Schools
August 13, 2009—Education Secretary García Suspends Jemez Mountain District Board of Finance
August 13, 2009—Governor Bill Richardson Applauds Local Teacher Awarded Top Teaching Award
August 8, 2009—Public Education Department Provides College Board Exams Free of Charge for Public School Tenth Graders
August 6, 2009—Governor Richardson Announces Graduate NM Initiative

July 2009

July 31, 2009—Public Education Commission Schedules Community Input Hearings in August for Charter School Applicants | Hearing Schedule
July 28, 2009—Public Hearing Scheduled for New Rule on English Language Development Standards
July 16, 2009—Public Hearings Scheduled for Changes in the Rule on Compulsory School Attendance and a New Rule on English Language Arts
July 15, 2009—Governor Bill Richardson Announces Back-To-School Tax
Holiday August 7th, 8th, 9th To Help New Mexico Families

July 6, 2009—Governor Bill Richardson Announces State Cabinet Officials to Take Part in National H1N1 Summit
July 6, 2009—New Mexico Congressional Delegation Announces New Loan Repayment Program to Make College More Affordable

June 2009

June 29, 2009—New Mexico Indian Education Advisory Council Meets July 9-10 in Santa Fe | Agenda
June 25, 2009—Secretary of Education, Reopens Written Public Input on Pledge of Allegiance Rule
June 15, 2009—Governor Bill Richardson, Secretary Veronica García Announce More Than $250 Million in Stimulus Funds for New Mexico Schools
June 16, 2009—Secretary of Education Congratulates New Mexico High Schools Named Top Public High Schools by Newsweek | The Top of the Class: The Complete List of the Top 1,500 U.S. High Schools
June 15, 2009—Only 6 New Mexico Charter Schools Performing Better Than Regular Public Schools, According to Study
June 10, 2009—Secretary of Education Wants Public to Know that Options are Still Available for Disabled Drivers Seeking Work
June 9, 2009—New Mexico High School Graduation Rate Improves, But Much Work Remains
June 3, 2009—School Bus Drivers to Compete for Top Safety Awards
June 3, 2009—Community Invited to June 11 and 12 IDEA Meetings in Albuquerque
June 2, 2009—Secretary of Education Challenges School, Community Leaders to Create Bold Plan to Close Achievement Gap

May 2009

May 27, 2009—Two New Mexico Students Selected as Presidential Scholars by US Department of Education
May 27, 2009—Public Education Commission Meets in Albuquerque on June 12, 2009 | Agenda
May 27, 2009—New Mexico Leads Other States in Providing Guidance to Deal with Students with Disabilties
May 19, 2009—Governor Richardson Announces New Agreement with National Organizations and Other States on Academic Standards
May 18, 2009—ARRA Summit for Competitive Grants in Albuquerque and Las Cruces | Summit details | New Mexico Office of Recovery & Reinvestment
May 15, 2009—Education Department to Hold Hearing on 29 Rules | Press release | Hearing notice | Current and proposed rules
May 13, 2009—Two New Mexico Seniors Chosen as Delegates for the National Youth Science Camp
May 13, 2009—Secretary of Education Commends Mesa del Sol for Delaying Request for New School District in Albuquerque
May 12, 2009—Secretary of Education Reminds School Superintendents, Charter School Leaders on Use of Federal Stimulus Dollars
May 6, 2009—Public Schools in Socorro, Lordsburg, and Cottonwood Valley Charter School Will Reopen Thursday
May 5, 2009 - NM Follows Latest CDC Guidelines and Will Re-Open Schools That Were Closed for H1N1: Some schools will open Wednesday, other possibly on Thursday
May 4, 2009—Health, Public Education Departments Close La Promesa in Veguita, NM Department of Health Receives Confirmation of Socorro County Cases
May 3, 2009 -Departments of Health and Public Education Close All Public Schools in Socorro and Lordsburg School Districts, Carlsbad High School and Deming Intermediate School | Español | More info
May 1, 2009—Health, Public Education Departments Report Probable Cases at Socorro Schools, No School Closures Are Recommended at This Time | Español

April 2009

April 29, 2009—Education Secretary and Health Officials Discuss Swine Flu with State Superintendents and Charter School Leaders | Español
April 28, 2009—Governor Bill Richardson Honored as 2009 Champion for Charter Schools
April 23, 2009—Public Invited to Make Nominations for IDEA Advisory Panel
April 21, 2009—Public Hearing Scheduled for New Rule on Charter School Application and Appeal Requirements
April 16, 2009—Assistive Technology Conference Offers Information to Educators, Families of Students With Special Needs
April 10, 2009—Governor Bill Richardson Signs Education Bills
April 8, 2009—New Mexico PreKindergarten Program Meets High Quality Standards
April 3, 2009—New Mexico Indian Education Advisory Council and Government—to—Government Meeting Scheduled for April 16 & 17 in Albuquerque | Agenda
April 3, 2009—New Mexico Received Good Grades for Educational Technology Policies
April 3, 2009—Public Invited to IDEA Meeting in Carlsbad April 23 & 24
April 1, 2009—New Flexibility and Accountability Measures Highlight Education Stimulus Funding

March 2009

March 31, 2009—New Mexico Shows Improving Achievement on Latest Education Trust Report | Education Trust Charts: Achievement, Attainment and Opportunity: How Well is Your State Performing?
March 27, 2009—Public Education Commission Holds Special Meeting in Albuquerque on Thursday, April 2, 2009 | Agenda
March 23, 2009—New Mexico Ranks 17th in Nation on Well—Being Index
March 19, 2009—Two Students Win Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
March 10, 2009—Carlsbad Science Teacher Selected in National Top 10 Group of Science & Math Teachers
March 10, 2009—Public Education Department Joins Forces With Oracle Academy to Prepare Rural Students for 21st Century Careers
March 6, 2009—Secretary of Education and State Historian Announce Student Film Contest Documenting Historic Trades
March 6, 2009—Public Education Commission Meets in Santa Fe March 27, 2009 | Agenda
March 6, 2009—Education Secretary García Upholds PEC Decision Not To Renew Charter of Española Military Academy

February 2009

February 25, 2009—New Film and Media Curriculum Developed for High School
February 24, 2009—Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. García Headed to White House Briefing on Federal Stimulus
February 24, 2009—Eighteen New Mexico Schools Honored for Math and Science Achievement
February 20, 2009—Report Shows New Mexico Making Progress On High School Reforms
February 17, 2009—New Mexico’s School Breakfast Program Receives Top National Ranking
February 16, 2009—Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. García Honored For Advocating Family Involvement in Public Schools
February 11, 2009—Education Secretary García Honors 13 New Mexico Schools For Increased Student Achievement
February 11, 2009—Education Secretary Veronica C. García Named to National Data Committee
February 11, 2009—Education Secretary García to Honor 13 New Mexico Schools For Increased Student Achievement
February 6, 2009—High School Seniors Encouraged to Apply for National Youth Science Camp 2009 Program

January 2009

January 30, 2009—Secretary of Education Dr. Veronica C. García Honors 31 New Mexico Schools for English Language Learner Student Progress
January 29, 2009—Dr. Veronica C. García On Conference Call With Other Education Chiefs and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
January 27, 2009—PEC Vice—Chair M. Andrew Garrison Chosen to Serve on National Panel Reporting to Congress and President
January 26, 2009—New Mexico Secretary of Education Garcia Urges Students to Help Community, Especially Senior Citizens, Prepare for Digital Television Transition 
January 21, 2009—National Expert Trains New Mexico School Leaders on Family Involvement Programs
January 16, 2009—Governor Bill Richardson Announces Expanded Education Initiative for 2009 Legislative Session
January 16, 2009—Public Education Commission Meets in Santa Fe on Friday, January 16, 2009 | Agenda
January 15, 2009—Enrollment in Online Courses Exceeds Expectations: New Courses Available via IDEAL—NM | More info at www.ideal—nm.org
January 14, 2009—Lt. Governor Diane Denish Announces Year—End Statewide Statistics for Crimes Against Children on AMBER Alert Day: Kicks off National Amber Alert Contest with State Police Chief and Secretary of Education
January 12, 2009—National Hispanic Recognition Program Honors 43 New Mexico Public School Students | List of scholars
January 12, 2009—Key Special Education Information Available to Parents, Public on Public Education Department Web Site | Special Education reports | Special Education Bureau
January 9, 2009—New Mexico Indian Education Advisory Council Meets January 16 and 17 in Albuquerque | More info
January 9, 2009—Nineteen New Mexico Schools Rated Among “America’s Best High Schools” | US News and World Report article
January 7, 2009—New Mexico National Education Rankings Improve on Quality Counts 2009 Report | Ed Week Report
January 6, 2009—Governor Bill Richardson Announces New Mexico 3rd in Nation for Investment in Teacher Salaries over Last Decade