New Mexico

Gov. Bill Richardson has signed into law the Hispanic Education Act, which aims to close the achievement gap for Hispanic and other students.
April 7, 2010 – Education Week
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson launched a statewide effort aimed at getting 10,000 dropouts to return to high school by the end of his term.
August 12, 2009 – Education Week
To see a complete compilation of speeches, with links to audio and video, visit
January 28, 2009 – Education Week
School publications will be called on to cover the life of an increasingly diverse population of students, but they need the support of the school’s administration, says Thomas Panarese.
July 2, 2008 – Education Week (Web)
Gov. Richardson wants to continue to raise teacher salaries by putting another $60 million into educators’ pay.
January 23, 2008 – Education Week
New Mexico officials say the state is the first to adopt a Navajo textbook, Dine Bizaad Binahoo'ahh, or Rediscovering the Navajo Language, for use in the public education system.
January 1, 2008 – AP
About 8.1 million low-income children participated in the federal school breakfast program in the 2006-07 school year, an increase of 5 percent over the prior school year, but still a lower participation rate than it should be, concludes an analysis.
December 19, 2007 – Education Week
Despite ideological differences, three gubernatorial veterans in the 2008 presidential race share some experiences in dealing with education.
December 19, 2007 – Education Week

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