The Priority Schools Bureau works in partnership with NM schools and districts to build the capacity of educational leaders resulting in improved outcomes for all students. Priority Schools provides support for the following programs:
NM DASH (Data, Accountability, Sustainability, and High Achievement) is a web-based action-planning tool identified for developing school improvement plans and identifying evidence-or research-based interventions it has put into place for the school year.
Information on NM DASH and other information resources can be found on our District and School Resources page.
School Improvement Grants (SIG) provide Local Education Agencies (LEAs) with an opportunity to support the implementation of a whole-school change model in their Priority and Focus Schools. This grant allows for four federally-designated models Turnaround, Restart, Transformation, and Closure and in addition, this grant introduces three additional models: Leadership Innovation, Evidence-based, and Early Learning Intervention.
Principals Pursuing Excellence (PPE) is a two-year program aimed at leveraging the expertise of New Mexico’s educational leaders to support and empower New Mexico’s school leaders as they work to dramatically improve student achievement in their schools.
Achieve Excellence is a new and exciting one-year program aimed at supporting and empowering New Mexico’s early career (5-years or less classroom experience) and alternative licensure teachers as they work to improve instruction and dramatically increase student outcomes in their schools.