WELCOME & thank you for joining us for today’s chat! We have a series of 5 questions (Qs) for you today. Please remember to tag @NMPED and start your responses (As) with A1… accordingly. We will be using #NMPEDchat for ease of following along. Let’s get started!
Secretary Stewart articulates the requirements for reentry: (1) statewide gating criteria; (2) green zone for new daily cases & test positivity rates; (3) PED-approved reentry plan; (4) Safety & support plans in place. #BackToSchoolNM
The PED will provide systemic supports including: (1) Plan approval; (2) PPE distribution & tracking; (3) Rapid response system; (4) Enforcement and complaint procedure; (5) School closure procedures. #BackToSchoolNM
Happy Monday! Wondering about back to school? Missed the Governor’s presser last week? Not to worry - we have you covered with critical updates. Stay tuned here for 5 important things to know & information about who to contact with questions or concerns. #BackToSchoolNM
The well-being of our educators, children, and families is our number one priority. #BackToSchoolNM 1/5
Our ultimate goal is to welcome students back to the classroom as soon as it is safe to do so. #BackToSchoolNM 2/5
The New Mexico Public Education Department celebrates the U.S. Supreme Court ruling preserving the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. A thread... 1/
It allows current #DACA recipients in NM and across the country to continue to pursue their dreams & goals. This ruling will provide relief to many in our community who have awaited the decision with anxiety & fear. 2/
Secretary Stewart commented, “DACA recipients in New Mexico are our neighbors, co-workers, military service members, & integral members of our community... 3/
Today we had a wonderful conversation with all 14 of New Mexico's National Merit Scholars. Secretary @rstew42 asked each student what factored into their personal success & what could improve the educational experience for all New Mexicans. Would you like to hear what they said?
1. Investing in clubs, sports and music programs so that students can explore passions outside of academics. 2. More access to behavioral health and counseling services so students can get help with health issues to focus on school.
3. More dual credit programs to explore career pathways and accelerate the college transition 4. Cultivating resources and programs for academically gifted programs 5. More school counselors to connect students with opportunities not on their radars
Hello! My name is Nancy and I’m the Director of Communications at PED. Today I’m one of the PED volunteers delivering PPE to our school food service workers. Follow me on my 250 mile round trip today! #PEDdelivers#AllTogetherNM
Our day starts at the National Guard base to pick up supplies. The temptation to catch up with our co-workers is strong, but we stay socially distanced by waiting in our cars until it’s our turn to pick up allotted PPE for our routes. #PEDdelivers#AllTogetherNM
New Mexico has one of the highest childhood hunger rates in the nation. We never once considered closing schools without providing school meal continuity. During school closure, our schools are providing free breakfast & lunch to any child under 18 #PEDdelivers#AllTogetherNM
It’s a special morning for all of us at PED. Thank you @Sen_MimiStewart for sponsoring Secretary Stewart’s confirmation hearing in the Senate Rules Committee. #nmleg
“As the leader of the Public Education Department, there is pressure to deliver now, in this moment, for all of our students. I take that pressure home with me every night. And I also consider that pressure a gift and an honor.” @rstew42#nmleg#nmped
Thank you to all of the school leaders, the New Mexico School Board Association, the Student Activities Association, the School Superintendents Association, the REC Coalition, the NEA, Public Charter Schools for speaking in support of Secretary Stewart. We value our relationships