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ACCELERATED LEARNING OPTIONS

New Mexico has become the first state to stipulate, as a high school graduation requirement, that students take an honors course, Advanced Placement course, dual credit course, or distance education course. The requirement goes into effect for students entering 9th grade in 2009-10. State law provides support for school districts to create curriculum frameworks to prepare students for pre-AP and AP coursework. A statewide dual credit program was established in 2007, along with a Statewide Dual Credit Master Agreement with rules regarding program implementation. The legislation is specific in authorizing dual credit - courses taken by high school students for both high school and college credit - rather than dual enrollment more generally, where students may or may not simultaneously earn credit from both institutions. Postsecondary institutions shall waive general fees and tuition, but school districts are responsible for providing students with books and other necessary supplies. Dual credit courses must apply towards a degree or certificate, and remedial or developmental courses may not be taken for dual credit. Courses may be offered either at the secondary or postsecondary institutions, or via distance learning, and during or outside of regular school district hours. Students may enroll in dual credit during the school year or the summer, and the state sets no limit on the number of credits a student may earn through dual credit. The state departments of public and higher education are directed to adopt rules for the oversight of dual credit, and must submit an annual report describing the impact of the state's dual credit program on student achievement in secondary and postsecondary education, as well as impact on the participating institutions. Partnering secondary and postsecondary institutions shall complete and submit to the state a uniform master agreement that specifies eligible courses, the academic quality of those courses, student eligibility, course requirements, how state reporting requirements will be met, and the roles and responsibilities of the institutions as well as those of the student and student's family. (Last updated 2008)

Advanced Placement / Advanced Standing

N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-13-1.5 - Core Curriculum Framework; Purpose; Curriculum
N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-23A-5 - Indian Education Division; Created; Assistant Superintendent; Duties

Dual or Concurrent Enrollment

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-1.2 - Dual Credit for High School and Post-Secondary Classes
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-27.10 - Fund Created - Tribal College Dual Credit Program Fund - Administration
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-13-19 - Community Colleges: Enrollment Defined; Payments
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-14-1 - Branch Community College Educational Program and Enrollment Defined
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-14A-2 - Off-Campus Instruction Act: Definitions
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ADULT LEARNERS

The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Division of the New Mexico Higher Education Department (HED) serves adults, 16 years of age and older, who function below the high school completion level. Adult Basic Education became a division of the New Mexico Higher Education Department in 2005. New Mexico community colleges house the majority of the 28 ABE programs in the state. The purpose of Adult Basic Education Programs is to provide opportunities for: learning basic literacy skills; placement and retention in employment and workplace programs; obtaining a GED; enrolling in post-secondary education programs; and learning English as a second language (ESL) and Civics. New Mexico HED is required to distribute money for adult basic education programs, including funding for instructional materials for adult basic education students, equally. In 1988, the New Mexico Corrections Department mandated that adult correctional institutions implement an education program for all inmates. (Last updated 2013)

Adult Learners, Funding

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-27.1 - Higher Education Endowment Fund Created
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-27.5 - Adult Basic Education Fund Created
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-27.6 - Adult Basic Education; Distribution of Money; Objective Formula; Commission on Higher Education; Adoption of Formula

Adult Learners, General Policy

N.M. Stat. Ann. 9-15D-1 - Green Jobs Act: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 9-15D-4 - Green Jobs Act: Green Jobs Fund Created
N.M. Stat. Ann. 9-15D-5 - Green Jobs Act: Annual Report Required

Governance of Adult Education

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-27.6 - Adult Basic Education; Distribution of Money; Objective Formula; Commission on Higher Education; Adoption of Formula

Prisoner/Inmate Education

N.M. Stat. Ann. 33-11-3 - Regulations for Correctional Institutions, Inmate Literacy
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ARTICULATION, TRANSFER, AND ALIGNMENT

In 1995, the New Mexico Legislature passed the Post-Secondary Education Articulation Act, which established common core courses and numbering and transfer modules to facilitate articulation between institutions. According to the law, if a student completes a 35 credit general education core module, the receiving institution must accept those credits, provided the student has maintained a "C" average. The law also allows for the acceptance of dual credit courses taken by a secondary student towards lower-division general degree requirements at a postsecondary institution. The Commission on Higher Education is required to make an annual report to the legislative finance committee, the education study committee, and the governor regarding the status of articulation programs and the transfer of students between institutions. (Last Updated 2011)

Common Course Numbering

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-1 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-2 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-3 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Articulation Plan; Development; Implementation; Establishment of Transfer Module
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-4 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Use of Transfer Module; Transfer of Credits
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-5 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Oversight of Articulation Programs; Complaint Procedures
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-5.1 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Articulation Complaint Process; Notification
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-6 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Reporting

Comprehensive Initiative

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-26.7 - Annual Accountability Report
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-42 - Public Post-Secondary Educational Institutions; Student Identification Number

General Education Core

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-1 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-2 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-3 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Articulation Plan; Development; Implementation; Establishment of Transfer Module
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-4 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Use of Transfer Module; Transfer of Credits
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-5 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Oversight of Articulation Programs; Complaint Procedures
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-5.1 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Articulation Complaint Process; Notification
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-6 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Reporting

New Delivery Systems to Increase Access to Underserved Populations (Technology, Distance Learning, Learning Centers)

N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-15B-1 - Statewide Educational Technology Opportunity Program; Findings and Purpose
N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-30-1 - Statewide Cyber Academy Act: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-30-2 - Statewide Cyber Academy Act: Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-30-3 - Statewide Cyber Academy Act: Statewide Cyber Academy Created
N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-30-4 - Statewide Cyber Academy Act: Department Rules
N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-30-5 - Statewide Cyber Academy Act: Statewide Cyber Academy; Duties
N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-30-6 - Statewide Cyber Academy Act: Distance Learning Students
N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-30-7 - Statewide Cyber Academy Act: Distance Learning and Computer-Based Courses
N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-30-8 - Statewide Cyber Academy Act: Evaluation of Regional Education Cooperative Distance Learning Networks

Standards for Admission, Promotion or Graduation

N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-13-1.1 - Graduation Requirements
N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-13-1.1 - Statewide College and Workplace Readiness Assessment System: Graduation Requirements

Statewide Articulation Guides

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-1 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-2 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-3 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Articulation Plan; Development; Implementation; Establishment of Transfer Module
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-4 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Use of Transfer Module; Transfer of Credits
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-5 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Oversight of Articulation Programs; Complaint Procedures
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-5.1 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Articulation Complaint Process; Notification
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-6 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Reporting
New Mexico Administrative Code 5.55.3 - Transfer and Articulation

Transfer Agreements

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-1 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-2 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-3 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Articulation Plan; Development; Implementation; Establishment of Transfer Module
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-4 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Use of Transfer Module; Transfer of Credits
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-5 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Oversight of Articulation Programs; Complaint Procedures
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-5.1 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Articulation Complaint Process; Notification
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1B-6 - Post-secondary Educaton Articulation: Reporting
New Mexico Administrative Code 5.55.3 - Transfer and Articulation
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DATA AND ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS

New Mexico has maintained a postsecondary student-based tracking system since 1994 and has made rapids gains in recent years developing a comprehensive longitudinal data system for K-12. This system continues to advance and is expected to link to the higher education data system in 2009. In 2003 a Higher Education performance fund was created (NM Statute 21-1-27.3 and 4) to be distributed to colleges and universities to enhance the contribution of postsecondary educational institutions to the resolution of critical state issues and the advancement of the welfare of state citizens. Enhancement funds are designed to support instructional programs that meet critical workforce training needs, enhance instruction that provides employment opportunities for New Mexico students in the global economy, and mission-specific instructional programs that build on existing institutional academic strengths. (Last updated 2008)

Development of Improved Information Systems

N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-1-11 - Educational Data System
N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-2C-4.1 - Assessment and Accountability Act: Statewide College and Workplace Readiness Assessment System

Performance Based Measures for Postsecondary

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-27.3 - Higher Education Performance Fund; Created; Administration; Distributions

Reporting Systems that Address Student Transition or Provide Feedback to High Schools

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-43 - First Year of College Outcomes of New Mexico Public High School Graduates - Annual Reports.
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EQUITY AND DIVERSITY


Efforts to Close Achievement Gaps

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-23A-1 - American Indian Post-Secondary Act: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-23A-2 - American Indian Post-Secondary Act: Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-23A-3 - American Indian Post-Secondary Act: Department Rules - Memoranda of Understanding
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-23A-4 - American Indian Post-Secondary Act: American Indian Post-Secondary Education Division Duties
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-23A-5 - American Indian Post-Secondary Act: Reports
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-23A-6 - American Indian Post-Secondary Act: American Indian Post-Secondary Education Fund Created - Grants - Applications
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-7-9.2 - University of New Mexico: El Centro de la Raza Created; Purpose
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-8-41 - College Assistance Migrant Program
N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-23B-1 - Hispanic Education Act - Short title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-23B-2 - Hispanic Education Act - Purpose
N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-23B-4 - Hispanic Education Act - Hispanic Education Liaison; Created; Duties
N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-23B-5 - Hispanic Education Act - Hispanic Education Advisory Council
N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-23B-6 - Hispanic Education Act - Statewide Status Report
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FINANCE

The Governing Board of New Mexico's public postsecondary institutions set resident and non-resident tuition and fees at their respective institutions. At the community colleges, resident and non-resident tuition and fees are set by the board of regents of the parent institution upon recommendation of the New Mexico Commission on Higher Education. The Commission is responsible for defining residency for the purpose of assessing tuition charges, and for "be[ing] concerned with the adequate financing of these institutions and with the equitable distribution of available funds among them." Based on the amount appropriated by the legislature from the lottery tuition fund and on the projected enrollment, the Commission determines the amount of money available for tuition scholarships at the state public postsecondary institutions and establishes the percentage of tuition awarded to all qualified resident students attending those institutions. In addition to the lottery tuition scholarships, the board of regents of each institution may grant scholarships in an amount not to exceed the matriculation fee or tuition and fees, or both. Each public postsecondary degree-granting institution in New Mexico must grant to persons over 65 years of age, upon request by the student, a reduction in tuition to 5 per credit hour. (Prepared by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008)

Authority to Set Tuition and Fees

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-2 - Matriculation and Tuition Fees
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-4 - Tuition and General Fee Charges; Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-13-24.1 - Establishing Procedures for Independence; Funding; Tuition; Appropriation; Local Support Level; Outstanding Indebtedness
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-14-5 - Financing of Branch Community Colleges; Tuition and Fee Waivers

Fee-Specific Policies

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-2 - Matriculation and Tuition Fees

Reciprocity Agreements

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-6 - Waiving of Nonresident Differential in Tuition Rates on a Reciprocal Basis with other States
New Mexico Administrative Code 5.7.21 - WICHE Loan for Service Program

Tuition and Fee Waivers

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-4.4 - Commission on Higher Education [Higher Education Department; Determination of Tuition Scholarships; Use of Lottery Tuition Fund
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-14-5 - Financing of Branch Community Colleges; Tuition and Fee Waivers
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21D-1 - Senior Citizens Reduced Tuition Act: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21D-2 - Senior Citizens Reduced Tuition Act: Purpose of Act
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21D-3 - Senior Citizens Reduced Tuition Act: Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21D-4 - Senior Citizens Reduced Tuition Act: Conditions of Eligibility
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21D-5 - Senior Citizens Reduced Tuition Act: Rules and Regulations
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-6-2 - New Mexico School for the Deaf: Purposes; Admission Age; Admission of Nonresidents; Tuition, Change of Name; Expenditures for Graduates in College; Audiological Clinic; Scholarships; Presidents Powers
New Mexico Administrative Code 5.7.19 - Reduced Tuition for Senior Citizens

Tuition and Fees, General Policy

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-3-7 - Certain State Post-Secondary Schools: Powers of Boards of Regents; Employment of Superintendent or Principal and Teachers; Courses of Study
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-6-2 - New Mexico School for the Deaf: Purposes; Admission Age; Admission of Nonresidents; Tuition, Change of Name; Expenditures for Graduates in College; Audiological Clinic; Scholarships; Presidents Powers

Tuition Policies Related to Undocumented Students

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-4.6 - Nondiscrimination Policy for Admission to any Public Post-secondary Educational Instiution; Nondiscrimination in Eligibility for Educational Benefits
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RESIDENCY

No state-level policies identified for this issue.

Residency Policies Related to Military Service

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-3 - State Educational Institutions; Resident Students
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-4.5 - Resident Tuition for Families of Members of the Armed Forces

Residency Policies Related to Tuition and Fees

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-3 - State Educational Institutions; Resident Students
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-4 - Tuition and General Fee Charges; Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-4.5 - Resident Tuition for Families of Members of the Armed Forces
New Mexico Administrative Code 5.7.18 - Residency for Tuition Purposes
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STUDENT FINANCIAL AID

New Mexico's Commission on Higher Education oversees a variety of merit- and need-based aid provided by a variety of federal, state, and privately funded sources. The state's need-based grants are the Student Incentive Grant, the Student's Choice Grant, the Legislative Endowment Scholarship and the College Affordability Grant. In addition, this state has several merit scholarship programs, including the New Mexico Scholars and the Competitive Scholarship. This state has a tuition and college savings program and several loan programs, one of which is for teachers. For the 2005-2006 academic year, New Mexico allocated 21,781 million for need-based aid and 40,887 million for non-need-based aid. (Prepared by the State Higher Education Executive Officers, 2008)

Financial Aid/Scholarships

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-27.7 - Nurse Educators Fund: Fund Created
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-4.3 - Legislative Lottery Scholarships Authorized; Certain Educational Institutions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-12-17 - New Mexico Military Institute: Corrections Education; Scholarship
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-16-10.1 - Legislative Lottery Scholarships Authorized
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-1 - Student Loan Act: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-10 - Student Loan Act: Legal Investments; Tax Exemptions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-11 - Student Loan Act: Proceeds from Bond Sale
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-12 - Student Loan Act: Repayment of Bonds
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-13 - Student Loan Act: Investment of Funds
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-14 - Student Loan Guarantee Act: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-15 - Student Loan Guarantee Act: Purpose
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-16 - Student Loan Guarantee Act: Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-17 - Student Loan Guarantee Act: Loan Guarantees; Powers and Duties of Board
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-18 - Student Loan Guarantee Act: Fund Created; Method of Payment
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-2 - Student Loan Act: Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-20 - Student Loan Guarantee Act: Conditions of Loan
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-21 - Student Loan Guarantee Act: Duties of Fiscal Agent
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-22 - Student Loan Guarantee Act: Reimbursement of the Fiscal Agent
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-23 - Student Loan Guarantee Act: Certification of the Board of Educational Finance
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-24 - Student Loan Guarantee Act: Reports
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-25 - Student Loans: Collection of Student Loans; Contracts Authorized
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-26 - Student Loans: Relationship to Student Loan Act
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-3 - Student Loan Act: Student Loan Fund; Loan Authority
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-4 - Student Loan Act: Conditions of Loan
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-5 - Student Loan Act: Duties of the Fiscal Agent
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-6 - Student Loan Act: Reimbursement of the Fiscal Agent
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-7 - Student Loan Act: Certification of the Board of Educational Finance [Commission on Higher Education]
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-8 - Student Loan Act: Issuance of Revenue Bonds
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21-9 - Student Loan Act: Refunding Bonds
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21C-1 - Student Choice Grants: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21C-2 - Student Choice Grants: Purpose
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21C-3 - Student Choice Grants: Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21C-4 - Student Choice Grants: Fund Created
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21C-5 - Student Choice Grants: Grants; Procedures
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21C-6 - Student Choice Grants: Eligibility
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21C-7 - Student Choice Grants: No Funds for Sectarian Purposes
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21C-8 - Student Choice Grants: Promulgation and Distribution of Regulations
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21C-9 - Student Choice Grants: Penalty
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21E-1 - Vietnam Veterans' Scholarship Fund: Fund Created; Administration; Purpose
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21E-2 - Vietnam Veterans' Scholarship Fund: Disbursements from Fund
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21F-1 - Fire Fighter and Peace Officer Survivors Scholarships: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21F-2 - Fire Fighter and Peace Officer Survivors Scholarships: Legislative Intent
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21F-3 - Fire Fighter and Peace Officer Survivors Scholarships: Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21F-4 - Fire Fighter and Peace Officer Survivors Scholarships: Eligibility
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21F-5 - Fire Fighter and Peace Officer Survivors Scholarships: Rules and Regulations
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21H-1 - New Mexico Scholars: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21H-2 - New Mexico Scholars: Purpose of Act
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21H-3 - New Mexico Scholars: Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21H-4 - New Mexico Scholars: Creation of Scholarship
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21H-5 - New Mexico Scholars: Conditions for First Year Eligibility
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21H-6 - New Mexico Scholars: Duration of Scholarship
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21H-7 - New Mexico Scholars: Amount of Scholarship
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21H-8 - New Mexico Scholars: Termination of Scholarships
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21H-9 - New Mexico Scholars: Rules and Regulations
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21L-1 - College Affordability Act: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21L-2 - College Affordability Act: Purpose
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21L-3 - College Affordability Act: Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21L-5 - College Affordability Act: Scholarship Authorized; Administration; Preference in Scholarship Awards
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21L-7 - College Affordability Act: Termination of Scholarship
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21L-8 - College Affordability Act: Funds Created
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21M-1 - Students With Disabilities Scholarship Act: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21M-2 - Students With Disabilities Scholarship Act: Purpose of Act
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21M-3 - Students With Disabilities Scholarship Act: Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21M-4 - College Affordability Act: Conditions for Eligibility and Qualification; Awards
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21M-5 - Students With Disabilities Scholarship Act: Duration of Scholarship
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21M-6 - Students With Disabilities Scholarship Act: Termination of Scholarship
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21M-7 - Students With Disabilities Scholarship Act: Fund Created
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21M-8 - Students With Disabilities Scholarship Act: Report
N.M. Stat. Ann. 27-2D-1 - Education Works Act: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 27-2D-2 - Education Works Act: Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 27-2D-3 - Education Works Act: Application; Resource Planning Session; Individual Education Plan; Review Periods
N.M. Stat. Ann. 27-2D-4 - Education Works Act: Education Works Program; Eligibility; Restrictions; Requirements
N.M. Stat. Ann. 27-2D-5 - Education Works Act: Financial Standard of Need
N.M. Stat. Ann. 27-2D-6 - Education Works Act: Resources
N.M. Stat. Ann. 27-2D-7 - Education Works Act: Ineligibility
N.M. Stat. Ann. 27-2D-8 - Education Works Act: Fair Hearing; Review and Appeal
N.M. Stat. Ann. 27-2D-9 - Education Works Act: Satisfactory Participation
N.M. Stat. Ann. 9-5B-9 - Youth Conservation Corps: Education; Training
New Mexico Administrative Code 5.7.10 - State Work Study Program
New Mexico Administrative Code 5.7.11 - Student Choice Program
New Mexico Administrative Code 5.7.14 - New Mexico Competitive Scholarship Program
New Mexico Administrative Code 5.7.16 - Vietnam Veterans' Scholarships
New Mexico Administrative Code 5.7.20 - Success Scholarship Program
New Mexico Administrative Code 5.7.22 - Legislative Endowment Scholarship Program
New Mexico Administrative Code 5.7.8 - New Mexico Student Incentive Grant (NMSIG) Program
New Mexico Administrative Code 5.7.9 - New Mexico Scholars Program

Targeted Scholarships for Low-Income Students

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21H-1 - New Mexico Scholars: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21H-2 - New Mexico Scholars: Purpose of Act
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21H-3 - New Mexico Scholars: Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21H-4 - New Mexico Scholars: Creation of Scholarship
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21H-5 - New Mexico Scholars: Conditions for First Year Eligibility
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21H-6 - New Mexico Scholars: Duration of Scholarship
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21H-7 - New Mexico Scholars: Amount of Scholarship
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21H-8 - New Mexico Scholars: Termination of Scholarships
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-21H-9 - New Mexico Scholars: Rules and Regulations
New Mexico Administrative Code 5.7.11 - Student Choice Program
New Mexico Administrative Code 5.7.22 - Legislative Endowment Scholarship Program
New Mexico Administrative Code 5.7.8 - New Mexico Student Incentive Grant (NMSIG) Program

Tuition Savings Plan

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-1-40 - Prepaid Higher Education Tuition Program; Feasibility Study; Guidelines
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STUDENT RETENTION


Efforts Aimed at Underserved Students

N.M. Stat. Ann. 9-15D-1 - Green Jobs Act: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 9-15D-2 - Green Jobs Act: Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 9-15D-3 - Green Jobs Act: State Plan for Green Jobs Training Programs
N.M. Stat. Ann. 9-15D-4 - Green Jobs Act: Green Jobs Fund Created
N.M. Stat. Ann. 9-15D-5 - Green Jobs Act: Annual Report Required
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TEACHING QUALITY

With shortages of approximately 1,200 to 1,500 teachers annually, New Mexico has recently enacted new recruitment and retention policies. In 2000, the Teachers for Tomorrow program, offering student loans at zero percent interest for those going into teaching, was created. In 2001, the Teacher Loan for Service Act was established to provide loan forgiveness to those teaching in shortage fields. That year, the legislature also appropriated funds for an additional day of professional development, an eight percent pay raise for teachers, and funds for the state's one-to-three year mentorship program. These efforts are supplemented by a Higher Education Act Title II State Teaching Quality Enhancement Grant, funding 20 pilot sites across the state that focus on recruitment, induction and professional development. New Mexico also has implemented a three-tiered licensure system to provide a framework for teacher improvement. The system creates a career ladder and provides significant increases in compensation for each tier. Level I is a provisional license issued to new teachers for three to five years. Level II is a professional license issued for up to a nine-year period. Level III is a master teacher licensure issued for a nine-year period. To advance to the next licensure level, teachers must demonstrate how they are meeting the increased competencies for the next level by submitting a Professional Development Dossier (PDD) to the Public Education Department. (Last updated 2008)

Compensation

N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-10A-11 - School Personnel Act: Level Three Licensure; Tracks for Teachers and School Administrators

Financial Incentives (Scholarships, Loans, Grants)

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-1 - Teacher Loan for Service: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-10 - Teacher Loan for Service: Reports
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-2 - Teacher Loan for Service: Purpose
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-3 - Teacher Loan for Service: Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-4 - Teacher Loan for Service: Teacher Student Loans Authorized; Qualifications
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-5 - Teacher Loan for Service: Delegation of Duties to Other State Agencies
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-6 - Teacher Loan for Service: Teacher Loans; Contract Terms; Repayment
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-7 - Teacher Loan for Service: Contracts; Legal Assistance; Enforcement
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-8 - Teacher Loan for Service: Fund Created; Method of Payment
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-9 - Teacher Loan for Service: Cancellation
New Mexico Administrative Code 5.7.13 - Teacher Loan for Service Act

Licensure and Certification

N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-10A-10 - School Personnel Act: Level Two Licensure
N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-10A-11 - School Personnel Act: Level Three Licensure; Tracks for Teachers and School Administrators
N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-10A-11.1 - School Personnel Act: Alternative Level Two or Level Three License
N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-10A-7 - School Personnel Act: Level One Licensure
N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-10A-8 - School Personnel Act: Alternative Level One License

Mentoring and Teacher Induction Programs

N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-10A-9 - School Personnel Act: Teacher Mentorship Program for Level One Teachers; Purpose; Department Duties

Professional Development

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-8-42 - Regional Educational Technology Assistance Center Created

Programs Evaluation

N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-10A-19.2 - School Personnel Act: Teacher Education Accountability Report
N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-13-28 - K-3 Plus; Eligibility; Application; Reporting and Evaluation

Recruitment

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-1 - Teacher Loan for Service: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-10 - Teacher Loan for Service: Reports
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-2 - Teacher Loan for Service: Purpose
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-3 - Teacher Loan for Service: Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-4 - Teacher Loan for Service: Teacher Student Loans Authorized; Qualifications
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-5 - Teacher Loan for Service: Delegation of Duties to Other State Agencies
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-6 - Teacher Loan for Service: Teacher Loans; Contract Terms; Repayment
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-7 - Teacher Loan for Service: Contracts; Legal Assistance; Enforcement
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-8 - Teacher Loan for Service: Fund Created; Method of Payment
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-9 - Teacher Loan for Service: Cancellation
New Mexico Administrative Code 5.7.13 - Teacher Loan for Service Act

Supply and Demand Strategies

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-1 - Teacher Loan for Service: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-10 - Teacher Loan for Service: Reports
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-2 - Teacher Loan for Service: Purpose
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-3 - Teacher Loan for Service: Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-4 - Teacher Loan for Service: Teacher Student Loans Authorized; Qualifications
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-5 - Teacher Loan for Service: Delegation of Duties to Other State Agencies
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-6 - Teacher Loan for Service: Teacher Loans; Contract Terms; Repayment
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-7 - Teacher Loan for Service: Contracts; Legal Assistance; Enforcement
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-8 - Teacher Loan for Service: Fund Created; Method of Payment
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-9 - Teacher Loan for Service: Cancellation
New Mexico Administrative Code 5.7.13 - Teacher Loan for Service Act

Teacher Preparation

N.M. Stat. Ann. 22-10A-19.2 - School Personnel Act: Teacher Education Accountability Report

Teacher Retention

N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-1 - Teacher Loan for Service: Short Title
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-10 - Teacher Loan for Service: Reports
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-2 - Teacher Loan for Service: Purpose
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-3 - Teacher Loan for Service: Definitions
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-4 - Teacher Loan for Service: Teacher Student Loans Authorized; Qualifications
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-5 - Teacher Loan for Service: Delegation of Duties to Other State Agencies
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-6 - Teacher Loan for Service: Teacher Loans; Contract Terms; Repayment
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-7 - Teacher Loan for Service: Contracts; Legal Assistance; Enforcement
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-8 - Teacher Loan for Service: Fund Created; Method of Payment
N.M. Stat. Ann. 21-22E-9 - Teacher Loan for Service: Cancellation
New Mexico Administrative Code 5.7.13 - Teacher Loan for Service Act
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