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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 2021-05-08T16:56:34-06:00

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 Reentry Guidance

The latest information on School Reentry Guidance for educators and families

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Newest Updates

Save the Date

The PED’s statewide Inspire conference will be June 16-19. The theme this year is Advocate, Innovate, Renew (AIR), with a focus on wellness, special education and advocacy, and opportunities for educator celebration and professional learning. More details coming soon, but you’ll find information at Educators, educational leaders, and family advocates can submit presentation proposals at

Secretary’s Community Advisory

Applications are now open to join the Secretary’s Community Advisory and the State Ambassadors programs. Learn more here.

Ring the Bell: School Highlights

Check out photos and videos from the PED as well as from schools around the state as students and staff return to classrooms.

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Emergency Broadband Benefit

Emergency Broadband Benefit
Tens of thousands of eligible New Mexicans struggling to pay for internet services during the pandemic can apply for federal assistance to pay for broadband services and for a one-time discount to purchase a computer.

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program is a $3.2 billion initiative administered by the Federal Communications Commission to help lower the cost of high-speed internet for eligible households. Click here to learn more.

Benefits include:

  • Up to $50 month discount for broadband services per household;
  • Upto $75 month discount for broadband services per household on tribal lands;
  • A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, desktop or tablet computer purchased through a participating provider.

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.

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, please visit our complaint portal

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Additional updates are available on our News and Media page

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Important Information & Quick Links


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.

NMPED Leadership

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Ryan Stewart, Ed.L.D.
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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Timothy Hand, Ph.D.
Deputy Secretary of Policy, Strategy and Accountability

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Adan Delgado
Deputy Secretary of Finance and Operations

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

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Popular Topics & Resources

SAVE THE DATE: Inspire: AIR conference is June 16-19. More details coming soon!

Page last updated May 8, 2021