Holding students’ identity, culture, and language at the center of our work as a strength is key in the design of our schools and every aspect of our educational system. Districts and charter schools must implement a culturally and linguistically responsive framework to prepare students for college, career, and life by supporting their identity and holistic development, including social, emotional, and physical wellness, in addition to rigorous academic standards. Through the work of the equity councils, districts and charter schools will engage in the development of their framework. The framework will be used to guide the allocation of district and charter school resources, professional learning, staffing, culturally and linguistically responsive curriculum development, and assessment of progress towards implementation to support improved student outcomes, adherence to the IEA, HEA, BMEA, and the students’ needs identified in the order. The final framework is due on June 30, 2020 and early submissions are strongly suggested. The school community should be engaged in the process of the development of the framework and align with the criteria provided by the NMPED. We will provide a timeline that allows for effective and authentic community engagement and development of the framework. It is expected that districts and charter schools will engage students, families, tribes, and key community stakeholders in a series of community-led conversations about the creation of the framework aimed at student outcomes that ensure wellbeing, academic achievement, and success. The NMPED will provide guidance and training for the creation and implementation of the framework.
Language and Culture Division’s CLR resources.
The CLR Guidance Handbook is available on the PED Language and Culture Division’s webpage.