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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:
- New Mexico Environmental Public Health Tracking and 5-3-1 Visibility Guide
- New Mexico Fire Information
- New Mexico Environment Department
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.
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.
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!
NM Student Connect
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?
If you are concerned about COVID-19 safety protocol in your school community, we encourage you to first reach out to local school leadership.
Additional updates are available on our News and Media page.
Important Information & Quick Links
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.
Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
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
Vickie C. Bannerman, Ed.D.
Deputy Secretary of Identity, Equity, and Transformation