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New Mexico K–5 Plus

New Mexico K–5 Plus 2019-08-05T12:19:08-06:00

K-3 Plus LogoThe purpose of K–5 Plus is to demonstrate that increased time in kindergarten and the early grades narrows the achievement gap between at-risk students and other students, increases cognitive skills and leads to higher test scores for all participants.

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The program extends the school year for K–5 by 25 instructional days beginning before school starts. The K–5 Plus program provides funding for additional educational time for students in kindergarten through third grade in eligible schools. K–5 Plus eligibility includes public schools in which eighty percent or more of the students are eligible for free or reduced-fee lunch at the time the public school applies for the program or an elementary school with a D or F grade the previous year.

Guidance is provided on how to complete the K-5 Plus application.

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