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The Mission

The Public Education Department strives to meet the needs of all students, educators, and constituents of New Mexico by offering open and transparent communications around what we do.

News Releases

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Get the latest updates on expanded in-person learning

Check out the New Mexico Environment Department’s most current Rapid Response COVID-19 Watchlist

Find vaccine pre-registration and the latest Department of Health COVID-19 information

The Latest Happenings

Find additional resources and information in the PED Parent and Family Portal

Media & Communications Contacts

For media:
Deputy Director of Communications:
Judy Robinson
(505) 469-5496

All other inquiries and communications needs (and after-hours media contact):
Director of Communications:
Carolyn Graham
(505) 490-7644

The communications team is part of the PED’s Community Engagement Staff

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2021 Legislative Priorities Update

In the news

Check out these cool stories about education in New Mexico and beyond

Making farm-to-school accessible for all

New Mexico’s Approved Supplier Program aims to give smaller, minority-owned farms a better shot at getting their products onto diners’ plates.

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Pandemic Schooling With Dr. Fauci

This time on The Children’s Hour, the kids want to know more about school in the middle of a pandemic. To learn more, the Kids Crew talked with New Mexico Public Education Secretary Dr. Ryan Stewart.

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New Mexico education secretary touts push for web access

New Mexico Public Education Secretary Ryan Stewart on Friday touted gains the state has made in increasing internet access for students and tracking down about half of those who fell off school rolls.

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Page last updated February 23, 2021