Comments/Post Policy

Comments/Post Policy

This policy is based on the U.S. Department of Education’s “Comments Policy.”  The purpose of this blog is to provide teachers a platform where we can share insights, experiences, and knowledge that will help foster student success around the state and initiate a solution-oriented dialogue. This is not a place to air grievances or spread political messages. We encourage you to submit potential comments and posts; your ideas are important to ensure that a broad range of New Mexicans are active and informed participants in the discussion.  The New Mexico Public Education Department reserves the right to modify this policy at any time and the Public Education Department expressly reserves the right not to post comments on these pages.

Comments and posts are reviewed before they are posted. The Public Education Department retains the right to post or not post any submission. In addition, we expect that participants will treat each other, as well as our agency and our employees, with respect. We will not post submissions that:

  • contain vulgar or abusive language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific ethnic or racial groups
  • promote services or products (non-commercial links that are relevant to the blog post or comments are acceptable)
  • are clearly “off topic,” or “spam”
  • make unsupported accusations
  • reference or identify in any way others by name (including students)
  • do not adhere to the goals of this blog

We don’t edit submissions to remove objectionable content, so please ensure that your comment contains none of the above. We recognize that the Web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage state resources, moderating and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as soon as reasonably possible; in the majority of cases, this means the next business day. Posts will be updated periodically. To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include personally identifiable information, such as name, Social Security number, addresses, phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment. If you do voluntarily include your name in a comment, which we generally do not recommend, that comment may or may not be posted on these pages. If your comment is posted, your name may be redacted or removed. In no circumstances will comments be posted that contain Social Security numbers, addresses, email address, phone numbers, or similar personally identifiable information. Questions you post for the Public Education Department may not be answered here. If you have a question for us, please contact (505) 827-5800.

  • Opinions in comments and posts that appear in this blog belong to the individuals who expressed them. They do not belong to or represent views of the New Mexico Public Education Department.
  • The PED does not guarantee or warrant that any information posted by individuals on these pages is correct, and disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from reliance on any such information. The PED may not be able to verify, does not warrant or guarantee, and assumes any liability for anything posted on this website by any other person. The PED does not endorse, support or otherwise promote any private or commercial entity or the information, products or services contained on those Web sites that may be reached through links on our Web site.
  • These pages may not be used for the submission of any claim, demand, informal or formal complaint, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notice or process, or for the exhaustion of any legal and/or administrative remedy.
  • Don’t submit unsolicited proposals, or other business ideas or inquiries to this blog. This site is not to be used for contracting or commercial business.
  • Don’t send in questions or status inquiries about any specific matters or complaints involving the PED. Instead, contact the PED directly via our main website.
  • This is a place for collecting suggestions and new ideas, not a substitute channel for PED services or general questions. See the A-Z Directory on http://www.ped.state.nm.us to get help from the PED.

Thank you for taking the time to read this comment/post policy. We encourage your participation in our discussion and look forward to an active exchange of ideas.