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October 5, 2012

U.S. Education Department Awards Nearly $2 Million to Tribal Education Agencies to Improve Education for American Indian and Alaska Native Students

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of four competitive grants totaling nearly $2 million to tribal education agencies (TEAs), under the State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) program.

February 15, 2012

Department of Education Approves New Mexico's Request for Flexibility from No Child Left Behind

WASHINGTON – New Mexico’s commitment to adopt bold reforms around standards, accountability and teacher effectiveness has qualified the state to receive flexibility from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the current federal education law, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today.

September 03, 2010

Assistant Secretary to Visit New Mexico Schools, Meet with State and Local Education Officials to Discuss Jobs and School Reform

U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary Thelma Meléndez de Santa Ana will visit Adobe Acres Elementary, a Title I School, and El Camino Real Charter School in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Friday, September 3, to meet with school leadership, teachers and students.

September 1, 2010

Colorado, Connecticut, New Mexico, and Wisconsin Will Receive Funds to Support Education Jobs

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that Colorado will receive $159.5 million, Connecticut will receive $110.5 million, New Mexico will receive $64.9 million, and Wisconsin will receive $179.7 million to support education jobs.

April 7, 2010

New Mexico to Receive More Than $28 Million to Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that New Mexico will receive more than $28 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. These funds are part of the $3.5 billion that will be made available to states this spring from money set aside in the 2009 budget and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

April 7, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $137,000 to Help Three School Districts Recover from a Series of Student Suicides and a School Shooting

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools has awarded three new Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grants, totaling more than $137,000, to school districts in California, New Mexico and Alabama to assist with ongoing recovery efforts following a series of student suicides and a middle school shooting.

March 25, 2011

New Mexico To Receive $4.17 Million To Turn Around Its Persistently Lowest-Achieving Schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that New Mexico will receive $4.17 million to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools through the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program. The funds are part of $546 million available to states for the SIG program in fiscal year 2010. In fiscal year 2009, states received a total of $3.5 billion for the SIG program.

March 8, 2010

New Mexico to Receive Nearly $86 Million in Additional Recovery Funds

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that an additional $85,944,012 is now available for New Mexico under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. To date, New Mexico has received $577,767,216 through the Recovery Act. The State recently reported that recovery dollars have been used to provide funding for more than 2,300 education jobs from Oct. 1 to Dec.

July 29, 2009

U.S. Education Department Awards $82 Million in Charter School Grants to Five States to Increase Public School Options

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) today announced the award of five charter school grants, totaling $82 million, to state education agencies in Arizona, Louisiana, New Mexico, Tennessee and Wisconsin to increase public school options in those states.

June 22, 2009

More Than $213 Million in Recovery Funds now Available for New Mexico to Save Jobs and Drive Education Reform

U. S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today announced that more than $213 million is now available for New Mexico under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. This funding will lay the foundation for a generation of education reform and help save hundreds of thousands of teaching jobs at risk of state and local budget cuts.

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