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Black Education Act 2024-05-08T00:33:24-06:00

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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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.govARAO Portal Coordinator
Joseph UlibarriJoseph.Ulibarri@ped.nm.govCurriculum Coordinator
Michael BatyMichael.Baty@ped.nm.govProfessional Learning Coordinator
Bianca JonesBianca.Jones@ped.nm.govFamily and Community Engagement Coordinator
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Page last updated May 8, 2024