New Mexico Public Education Department
Parent and Family Information
Family Guide, Student Safety, Nutrition, Bullying Intervention, Continuous Learning
Licensure, Evaluation, Content Standards, Teacher Leadership
School Reentry Guidance
The latest information on School Reentry Guidance for educators and families
A letter to staff regarding the Derek Chauvin verdicts
Secretary Ryan Stewart sent the letter below to all staff at the Public Education Department regarding the guilty verdicts issued on April 20, 2021, against Derek Chauvin, a former police officer who murdered George Floyd in front of a convenience store in Minneapolis. The Public Education Department strives to promote a safe, inclusive, and responsive environment for all students in New Mexico and will continue to work toward engaging in crucial conversations around eradicating cultures of intolerance within our communities.
Martinez and Yazzie Consolidated Lawsuit Response Updates
The New Mexico Public Education Department has defined strategies, established timelines, and begun the work of ensuring that all students in New Mexico are engaged in a culturally and linguistically responsive education system that meets their social, emotional, and academic needs. We have much more to do, and to that end, the PED’s Identity, Equity, and Transformation team will soon share updates on how the PED is addressing those needs. To learn more about where we’ve been, where we are now, and what we’re working on for the future, the Martinez and Yazzie Consolidated Lawsuit page is packed with resources and information. We will continue to provide updates on this page as these efforts continue.
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Covid-19 Updates, Safety, and Guidance
Additional updates are available on our News and Media page
If you are concerned about Covid-19 safety protocol in your school community, please visit our complaint portal
Important Information & Quick Links
- NMPED Website FAQs
- Memorandum Regarding Current Events
- Now Is the Best Time to Get Your Child’s Immunizations by Secretary Ryan Stewart & DOH Secretary Kathaleen Kunkel
- CARES/ESSER Grant Application and Resources
- Continuous Learning Plan Support
- Academic Enrichment Opportunities for Families
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.
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.
Ryan Stewart, Ed.L.D.
Secretary of Education
Katarina Sandoval, Ed.M.
Deputy Secretary of Academic Engagement and Student Success
Gwen Perea Warniment, Ph.D.
Deputy Secretary of Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Timothy Hand, Ph.D.
Deputy Secretary of Policy, Strategy and Accountability
Deputy Secretary of Finance and Operations
Vickie C. Bannerman, Ed.D.
Deputy Secretary of Identity, Equity, and Transformation