New Mexico Leads in Supporting System-Involved Youth, Implementing ESSA

After passing two new bills in January and February of this year, state legislators say New Mexico is leading the way in ensuring educational stability for students who have been affected by homelessness and the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Bolstered by the involvement of young people with experience within these systems, the two bills signed by New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez will provide significant support for students who are in the state’s care and reiterates the importance of recently signed federal law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

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