Education State of the States

New Mexico

By Michele McNeil — January 22, 2008 1 min read

Gov. Bill Richardson (D) • Jan. 15

Gov. Richardson wants to continue to raise teacher salaries by putting another $60 million into educators’ pay. In his speech to the legislature, he also proposed expanding voluntary prekindergarten to an additional 2,000 children. Meanwhile, he said the state would continue its investment of $211 million in refurbishing elementary, middle, and high schools. He touted several state priorities that didn’t carry price tags, including a renewed commitment to arts education, making sure students get a healthy breakfast, and trying new academic approaches

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A version of this article appeared in the January 23, 2008 edition of Education Week