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Black Education Act 2023-12-07T09:17:28-07:00

The Black Education Act (BEA) was created to improve Black Education within the state of New Mexico for public, chartered, and post-secondary schools. The bill’s goal is to improve graduation rates for African American students graduating from high school and post-secondary institutions.

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BEA Advisory Council Meeting Public Notice – December 9, 2023

BEA Advisory Council Meeting Agenda – December 9, 2023

Black Education Act Team

Under the Deputy of Identity, Equity, and Transformation, four positions are created within the New Mexico Public Education Department:

  • Black Education Act Liaison
  • Hotline Manager
  • Professional Learning Coordinator
  • Curriculum Coordinator
Dr. Candice CastilloCandice.Castillo@ped.nm.govDeputy Secretary of Identity, Equity, and Transformation
Kimberly YorkKimberly.York@ped.nm.govBlack Education Act Liaison
Christopher WoodsChristopher.Woods@ped.nm.govHotline Portal Coordinator
Joseph UlibarriJoseph.Ulibarri@ped.nm.govCurriculum Coordinator
Michael BatyMichael.Baty@ped.nm.govProfessional Learning Coordinator
Karisma BarrettFamily and Community Engagement Coordinator
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Page last updated December 7, 2023