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The NMPED recently developed a Frequently Asked Questions document to provide guidance to district and charter Equity Councils and to inform the public on the background and purpose of Equity Councils. This document can be found in our Equity Councils Resources section and can also be accessed here (PDF).
The NMPED established the Equity Council requirement for all districts and charter schools in the state to ensure that the important work of the Martinez and Yazzie Lawsuit was carried out by the experts at the local level.
The NMPED is committed to the work of providing resources and guidance to districts and charters through an “accountability with support” model. This means that the NMPED is building the foundation for equitable spending and allocation of resources through the work of the Equity Councils as advisories to school boards, superintendents, charter school executive directors, and governing bodies through the data collected in the Martinez and Yazzie Readiness Assessment.
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The 2021 Equity Council Brief provides background information about New Mexico’s Equity Councils, shares participation data, and details the approach used to situate Equity Councils and their local communities at the center of system transformation by focusing on equity challenges, building local equity-focused skills and knowledge, and catalyzing local actions for equity.
Hands-on Tools for Equity Councils
It is essential to achieve some degree of shared understanding, particularly when using the most common terms. In this way, the quality of dialogue and discourse on race can be enhanced.
District and Charter Equity Council Readiness Assessment Submission Form
Please note: Superintendents and Charter School Executive Directors have been provided access and must use their STARS login credentials.