Now that the 2017 Legislative Session has concluded, and as of Friday the Governor has completed her signing deadline, New Mexico First is pleased to announce
that your voice for smart, bipartisan policy played an influential role in this year’s session. Our public policy organization promotes recommendations
developed by citizens during our town halls and forums. This year, New Mexico First supported or informed legislative efforts on economy, ethics reform,
water and education. ..
The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) has posted the proposed Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) state education plan for public review and comment.
Feedback from over 600 New Mexicans from the fall 2016 ESSA community outreach series, convened by the PED in partnership with New Mexico First, played
a significant role in shaping the proposed plan. ..
Survey available in English and Spanish
2015 New Mexico Progress Report ..
The New Mexico STEM Action Team presented before the Legislative Education Study Committee yesterday, sharing the following goals and policy recommendations.
The presentation was positively received. ..
New Mexico First, in conjunction with the NM Partnership for Math and Science Education’s STEM Action Team, will speak to the Legislative
Education Study Committee (LESC) tomorrow on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education policy efforts.
The STEM Action Team is a statewide network of STEM professionals in education, technology, industry and other fields. It grew out of the STEM Action
Planning Summit in 2012. Summit participants developed a plan that focuses on student learning, early college retention, teacher development and
more. Read the plan here! The STEM Action Team has continued its work by encouraging
industry partnerships and policy work in math and science education. Tomorrow’s presentation to the LESC will include progress made and future
goals, as well as outlining ways in which the committee can ensure that STEM education gets the support it needs in our state.
THREE MEASURABLE STEM GOALS, BY 2020
- By 2020, increase by 25% the number of students measurably proficient in math and science.
- By 2020, graduate 1,000 new science and math teachers. Also, support and retain existing STEM teachers.
- By 2020, increase by 25% the number of college graduates in STEM fields.
Watch the presentation at 10:00 AM by going to Webcasting of the New Mexico Legislature or join us at the State Capitol, Room 307, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
Help us select the topic for the 2016 statewide town hall by taking a quick survey on the important issues confronting our state. As a
citizen you know what is important in your community, and we need your advice!
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read more about our last town hall! ..
New Mexico First, on behalf of the New Mexico Partnership for Math & Science Education’s “STEM Action Team,” followed a number of education items during
the legislative session. Priorities aligned to the 2012 STEM Action Planning Summit, which resulted in an ongoing collective impact effort. The STEM
Action Team works to promote science, technology, engineering and math education in New Mexico. ..
In conjunction with the New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership, New Mexico First released the New Mexico Child Care and Early Education Task Force Report. The report is the result of recommendations made by a task force of statewide stakeholders representing child care providers, early childhood education institutions, business associations, foundations, advocacy groups, state agencies, and legislators. It details recommendations on stability for children and families, child care workforce, and child care quality and accountability.