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Welcome to the New Mexico Public Education Department Website

Welcome to the New Mexico Public Education Department Website
Welcome to the New Mexico Public Education Department Website 2022-05-19T15:54:08-06:00

New Mexico Public Education Department

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Parent and Family Information

Family Guide, Student Safety, Nutrition, Bullying Intervention, Continuous Learning

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Educator Information

Licensure, Evaluation, Content Standards, Teacher Leadership

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School Guidance

The latest information and resources for educators and families

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new Martinez/Yazzie Discussion Draft and 2022 Strategic Plan

The Public Education Department is seeking public feedback on the Martinez/Yazzie Discussion Draft, a draft document summarizing the state’s ongoing and comprehensive plan to transform New Mexico’s education system in response to a court’s findings in the Martinez-Yazzie Consolidated Lawsuit. The public can comment in writing at through June 17. The final document will closely align with the 2022 Comprehensive Strategic Plan. The two documents will guide budgetary and programmatic decision-making with a single-minded focus on one goal: To assure that all students meet their full potential regardless of race, ethnicity, income or background.

Newest Updates

Inspire 22: Celebrating you. June 22-24 at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Join us for professional learning around student, familiy, and ocmmunity engagement! Registration is open until June 1 or until spots are filled

New Mexico Wildfires

Our thoughts are with our fellow New Mexicans affected by fires burning around the state, and the PED continues to check in with our students, staff, superintendents, and school communities. Our sister agencies offer additional resources to check out as we continue into wildland fire season:

Congratulations, Class of 2022!

We are so proud of our seniors who are graduating from high schools across New Mexico. Seniors, families, educators: This message from Secretary Kurt Steinhaus is for you!

Supporting Teachers and Families

Step right up! New Mexico is experiencing a shortage of substitute teachers, and we need you to step up and support our schools by applying to be a substitute teacher. Our goal is to maintain as much in-person instruction as is safely possible, which we know is the best option for our students. We’ve launched Supporting Teachers and Families (STAF) to make sure the application and training process is smooth for potential substitutes and that schools and districts can have access to the support they need.

Learn more and apply here

Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression Hotline

Students, families, and community members can report school-based incidents of racial bias by calling the Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression Hotline, maintained by the Public Education Department in compliance with the Black Education Act, HB43. The hotline is open to anyone and can be used to report incidents of racism, injustice, or discrimination against anyone in a school setting. The phone number is staffed by a trained department employee from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; after-hours callers can leave a message.

To report an incident:
Call (833) 485-1335
Fill out the online form at

PED Little Lending Library

The New Mexico Public Education Department’s new Little Lending Library is now open! Secretary Kurt Steinhaus christened the library in May, along with the library’s talented design and construction team made up of students from the Media Arts Collaborative Charter School in Albuquerque. The little lending library is located on the east side of the PED building at 300 Don Gaspar in Santa Fe. Take a look, grab a book, leave a book!

Year of Literacy

NM Student Connect

The New Mexico Public Education Department launched NM Student Connect to help students and teachers who currently lack high-speed broadband internet service or devices get access to the internet. The NM Student Connect Help Desk can help eligible students’ households sign up for the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. For info click here or call 1-888-723-4505.

For information about New Mexico’s COVID-19 Watchlist, please visit NMED here, where you can search by city or school name.

Looking for information on internet hotspots?

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If you are concerned about COVID-19 safety protocol in your school community, we encourage you to first reach out to local school leadership.

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Additional updates are available on our News and Media page.

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Important Information & Quick Links

The Open Books: NM Public Education Financial Transparency Portal is live! Read more here.


Rooted in our Strengths

Students in New Mexico are engaged in a culturally and linguistically responsive educational system that meets the social, emotional, and academic needs of ALL students.


Equity, Excellence and Relevance

The New Mexico Public Education Department partners with educators, communities, and families to ensure that ALL students are healthy, secure in their identity, and holistically prepared for college, career, and life.

NMPED Leadership

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Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
Secretary of Education

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Katarina Sandoval, Ed.M.
Deputy Secretary of Academic Engagement and Student Success

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Gwen Perea Warniment, Ph.D.
Deputy Secretary of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

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Vickie C. Bannerman, Ed.D.
Deputy Secretary of Identity, Equity, and Transformation

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Page last updated May 19, 2022