Teacher Spotlight of the Week

Teacher Spotlight of the Week

“The most rewarding part of my profession is when former students share their successes and experiences they remember having in my class. I also enjoy seeing the proud faces of parents and their children when celebrating small and large successes.” Felicitas Adame – Reyes was born and raised in Santa Ana, California.  She has lived …

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Weekly Highlights

Weekly Highlights

Hot off the Press: Charter schools were a hot topic this week. “More or Moratorium?” – was the name of a panel that took place in Santa Fe discussing the pros and cons of charter schools. Katie Poulos (Director of Options for Parents) sat on the panel. Check out the article in the Santa Fe …

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From Homelessness to the Classroom

From Homelessness to the Classroom

An attentive, compassionate, and understanding teacher can be a powerful advocate for homeless students. For a homeless student, school is a safe space, but beyond that, a caring teacher provides security, stability, and hope.  It may seem impossible to provide a homeless child with all they need; however a teacher’s support and guidance can positively …

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Dyslexia: How difficult can it be?

Dyslexia: How difficult can it be?

Dyslexia: How difficult can it be? A regional event for parents, educators, administrators, and students.   Saturday, September 16, 2017     8 to noon                       UNM-Taos, Klauer Campus A light breakfast will be served from 8-8:30 Parents and All Educators: 8:30 – 10:00 Participate in Six Simulated Activities which mimic the experiences and processing of those with …

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National Arts in Education Week 2017: September 10-16

National Arts in Education Week 2017: September 10-16

As educators, we recognize how critical it is to include the arts into our instruction to ensure students receive a complete education.  September 10-16, we celebrate National Arts in Education Week.  Please share stories detailing how you incorporate the arts into your daily instruction.  If you’re interested in writing a blog that provides a more …

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New Mexico PED Announces More High-Performing Teachers Than Ever Before

New Mexico PED Announces More High-Performing Teachers Than Ever Before

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Today, the New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) announced that New Mexico has more high-performing teachers than ever before. The 2017 NMTEACH results show more students have access to exceptional teachers, and more students are growing across all subject areas.  Similar to the state’s results in PARCC, School Grades, Advanced Placement access …

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Every Student Deserves a High-Performing School

Every Student Deserves a High-Performing School

The Release of School Grades School Grades were recently released to the public. Our school accountability system has earned a lot of praise for being clear and understandable for families—and this year our reports are even more family friendly following our yearlong ESSA tour. Check out the great coverage all over the state in the …

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Straight A Express Tour Day 5 Recap

Straight A Express Tour Day 5 Recap

The Straight A Express Tour continues to charge forward.  Tour highlights are being documented on the #NMTrue blog.  Updates will be posted here as they are released.  Check them out! https://www.newmexico.org/straightaexpress/post/day-5-cimarron-maxwell-raton/      

Launch of New Secretary’s Teacher Advisory

Launch of New Secretary’s Teacher Advisory

The NM Public Education Department is Equipping, Empowering & Championing Teachers by Launching the 2nd Cohort of the Secretary’s Teacher Advisory Committee Last week, the Public Education Department announced the launch of the 2017-2018 cohort of the Secretary’s Teacher Advisory Committee. After a rigorous selection process from 242 applicants, 26 teachers representing 23 school districts …

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