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December 2010

December 28, 2010—Public Education Commission Meets in Santa Fe on Friday, January 7, 2011
December 16, 2010—Diana Fesmire of Alamogordo Named New Mexico Teacher of the Year by Secretary of Education
December 8, 2010—Public Education Department Announces 2011 Deadline for Establishing New Charter Schools in New Mexico
December 7, 2010—Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Rules for Educator Quality and Professional Licensure
December 6, 2010—Public Education Commission Meets in Santa Fe on Friday, December 17
December 2, 2010—Parents, Educators and Community Members Invited to IDEA Meeting on December 9 & 10

November 2010

November 18, 2010—PED Report Released on Rio Grande High School | Report Findings
November 5, 2010—Las Cruces Elementary School Teacher Honored With a $25,000 Milken Educator Award | Photo

October 2010

October 8, 2010—New Mexico Indian Education Advisory Council and Government-to-Government Meetings Scheduled | Advisory Council Agenda | G2G Agenda | G2G Registration Form
October 7, 2010—Public Education Commission Meeting Scheduled for Friday, October 22, 2010 in Santa Fe | Agenda

September 2010

September 30, 2010—101 New Mexico Students Named National Merit® Semifinalists | List of Students
September 24, 2010—State Initiates New High School Exit Exam in Spring of 2011
September 24, 2010—Secretary Murphy Certifies 2010 Adequate Yearly Progress
September 9, 2010—Two New Charter Schools Approved by the Public Education Commission
September 9, 2010—Three New Mexico Schools Chosen as 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools by USDE
September 9, 2010—Public Hearing Set for New Mexico K-12 Language Arts and Mathematics Common Core Standards
September 8, 2010—Nearly 4,000 Backpacks for Homeless Students Distributed to School Districts | Photo Gallery

August 2010

August 31, 2010—Public Education Commission Meets Thursday & Friday, September 9-10 to Approve or Deny New Charter School Applicants | Agenda
August 18, 2010—Record Number of New Mexico Students Take the ACT®
August 13, 2010—New Mexico Indian Education Advisory Council Meeting Scheduled for August 18 in Albuquerque | Agenda
August 9, 2010—Public Education Commission Meets Thursday, August 19 to Discuss and Respond to LFC Charter School Audit | Agenda
August 2, 2010—Secretary of Education Announces 2010 AYP Results | Presentation

July 2010

July 29, 2010—PEC Schedules Charter Applicants Public Hearings
July 27, 2010—New Mexico Moves Forward with Education Reform Initiatives Even Though State Not Named Finalist for Race to the Top
July 14, 2010—Three School Bus Drivers Receive Top Safety Awards

June 2010

June 18, 2010—Public Hearing Scheduled For K-12 Mathematics and English/Language Arts Common Core Standards That Will Be Implemented in 2011
June 18, 2010—Four New Mexico Students Are Recognized for Prudential Spirit of Community Awards
June 18, 2010—Education Secretary Veronica C. García Agrees to Taos School Board's Corrective Action Plan
June 17, 2010—Two New Mexico Students Selected as 2010 Presidential Scholars By US Department of Education
June 17, 2010—Gov. Bill Richardson Announces Fewer New Mexico Students Need College Remediation | 2010 Ready for College Report | Appendix
June 15, 2010—Public Hearing Set for This Thursday in Santa Fe on New Mexico School Bus Standards
June 11, 2010—Governor Richardson Announces Retirement of Education Secretary Veronica C. García
June 10, 2010—State 4 Year Cohort Graduation Rate Increases by 6 Percent for the Class of 2009 | Cohort Graduation Rates
June 3, 2010—Education Secretary García Issues Statement on Albuquerque Westside District Determination | Letter
June 3, 2010—New Mexico Competes and Submits Second Race to the Top Application With Bold Educational Reform Initiatives
June 1, 2010—Public Education Commission Meets Friday, June 11, 2010 in Albuquerque | Agenda

May 2010

May 27, 2010—New Mexico Indian Education Advisory Council and Government-to-Government Meetings Scheduled for May 26 & 27 in Albuquerque | Agenda
May 25, 2010—Parents, Educators and Community Members Invited to IDEA Meeting on June 10 and 11 At Bernalillo Middle School
May 21, 2010—Two New Mexico Seniors Chosen as Delegates for the National Youth Science Camp
May 19, 2010—Public Education Commission Holds Special Meeting to Discuss Organizational Planning About State Chartered Charter Schools | Agenda
May 14, 2010—New Mexico Ranks 5th Nationally for Strength of Math Proficiency Standards
May 11, 2010—Peggy S. Jackson, 30 Year Veteran Teacher, Honored as New Mexico Teacher of the Year
May 7, 2010—Education Secretary García Announces Names of Nine Public Schools to Receive a Portion of $11.3 Million Dollars for School Improvement Grants | SIG Results
May 5, 2010—PED Accepting Applications and Nominations for the Hispanic Education Advisory Council | Application

April 2010

April 28, 2010—Secretary García Announces Retirement of Dr. Catherine Cross Maple, Deputy Education Secretary
April 26, 2010—Education Secretary García and Race to the Top Design Team Announce Assurances In Tying Student Growth to Teacher/Principal Evaluation
April 13, 2010—Public Education Commission Meets Monday April 26 in Santa Fe | Agenda
April 12, 2010—2008 Five Year Graduation Rate Increases State Graduation Rate | more about the graduation rate
April 8, 2010—IDEA Advisory Panel Meets in Tucumcari April 22 and 23
April 7, 2010—New Mexico Receives $28 Million is School Improvement Grants to Turn Around Lowest Achieving Schools
April 5, 2010—Education Department Seeks Nominations for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) State Advisory Panel

March 2010

March 31, 2010—New Mexico Ahead of the Game in Meeting New Nutrition Standards
March 24, 2010—NM Results Mixed on NAEP Reading Test
March 12, 2010—Commission Meets March 25 in Albuquerque | Agenda | 2010 Meeting Schedule
March 1, 2010—Education Department Seeks Public Comment on Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for State Application

February 2010

February 23, 2010—Education Secretary Meets with APS and Charter School Representatives to Clarify the Role of Charter Authorizers
February 18, 2010—New Mexico One of 8 States to Participate in Early High School Graduation Program
February 18, 2010—New Mexico’s Class of 2009 Hispanic Students Lead Nation in High Scores on Advance Placement Tests
February 17, 2010—Education Secretary García Honors 14 New Mexico “Schools on the Rise” for Academic Achievement
February 11, 2010—Secretary García Commends the New Mexico School Boards Association For Addressing District Financial Audit Issues at Institute This Week
February 8, 2010—High School Seniors Encouraged to Apply for National Youth Science Camp 2010 Program
February 8, 2010—Public Hearing Schedule for March 4, 2010 to Amend Rules on Dual Credit for High School Students | Proposed revision
February 2, 2010—Public Hearing Set for PED Rule Concerning School District Calendar Requirement
February 1, 2010—Public Hearing Set for PED Rule Concerning an Increase in Educator Licensure Fees

January 2010

January 29, 2010—Education Secretary Issues Decision on Two Charter Applicants Prompting the Public Education Commission to Cancel Their Special Meeting
January 27, 2010—Secretary of Education Honors 32 Exemplary Schools for the 2009-2010 Title III Incentive Awards
January 22, 2010—Indian Education Advisory Council to Meet February 4 in Santa Fe | Agenda
January 21, 2010—New Mexico Applies for $160 Million for Phase One Funding for Race to the Top Stimulus Funds
January 20, 2010—Secretary García Withdraws Remand Order to Public Education Commission Concerning Two Charter School Applications
January 14, 2010—New Mexico Ranks 24th in the Nation on Annual Quality Counts Report for 2010
January 8, 2010—Public Education Commission Holds Special Meeting in Albuquerque on Friday, February 5 to Reconsider Two Charter School Applications