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 […]

Governor Signs Bills For Students In State’s Care

Gov. Susana Martinez has signed two bills that will improve support for students in the state’s care. The legislation was developed in collaboration with young people who have had foster care or juvenile justice experience and their insights were critical to ensuring this legislation would provide meaningful help for system-involved students. Click here to read the […]

Education Bills For Vulnerable Students Advance

Two bills designed to support New Mexico’s most vulnerable students have passed their first committees in the House.   House Bills 411 and 301, sponsored by Representative and Majority Floor Whip Doreen Gallegos (D-Las Cruces), support at-risk students who, due to varying circumstances, face unparalleled challenges in pursuing their academic career due to their placement […]

Addressing the Needs of System Involved Students

FosterEd New Mexico has established a demonstration project in Lea County that ensures every foster child and youth under probation jurisdiction has an education success plan, education decision maker, and education team.

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