Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Gov Martinez - education reforms progress!

Final week for the New Mexico's legislature to help students move out of 49th place in education performance.  Here is an update on the reforms - a lot happens today!

  •    HB 21, legislation to end social promotion in the third grade, is up first on the agenda in the Senate Education Committee tomorrow morning. The committee meeting begins at 9:00 a.m., in the Capitol Room 311. This is the bill’s last stop before hitting the Senate floor.
  •        SB 427 (companion to HB 355), an initiative to grade schools on an A-F scale, is up on the Senate floor tomorrow morning.
  •     HB 355 (companion to SB 427), an initiative to grade schools on an A-F scale, is up in the House Education Committee. The meeting is slated to begin at 8:00 am in the Capitol Room 317.

Governor Martinez’s initiative to reform outstanding New Mexican teachers (SB 502) is slated to be heard in the House Labor and Human Resources Committee on Thursday.

Congrats to all - but especially Secretary Hanna Skandera for keeping things moving.