The PED’s Bilingual Multicultural Education Bureau (BMEB) works to ensure the implementation of the state Bilingual Multicultural Education Act (Chapter 22, Article 23 NMSA 1978) and related New Mexico Administrative Code (6.32.2 NMAC) as well as the federal Title III, Language Instruction for English Learners and Immigrant Students, of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA, 2015).
The Bilingual Multicultural Education Bureau (BMEB) serves with effective leadership, timely customer service, and relevant technical assistance to support districts and schools across the state of New Mexico implementing Bilingual Multicultural Education and Title III Programs addressing the academic learning and language needs of emergent bilinguals, English learners (ELs) and immigrant students.
New Mexico’s children have access to effective bilingual multicultural education programs providing culturally and linguistically responsive, rigorous instructional programming that supports all students—including English learners (ELs) and immigrant students—to become bilingual and biliterate, meet and exceed all content area standards, demonstrate academic excellence, and experience school success such that students are prepared beyond the classroom to lead productive, purposeful lives in service to the larger community.
The Bilingual Multicultural Education Bureau’s core values are anchored in our strength of working together as a team. We are committed to moving forward with purpose and efficiency to make a real difference for our stakeholders.