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NM’s Students Are Counting On Us. Have We Delivered?

Five years ago, Judge Sarah Singleton ruled that New Mexico was failing to meet its constitutional requirement to provide a “sufficient” education to all students in a lawsuit now commonly referred to as Yazzie/Martinez. This important anniversary provides an opportunity for reflection; a time for us to stop and consider important questions.

  • What is the state of education in New Mexico?
  • Are the student groups named in the lawsuit better off today than they were five years ago?
  • Has New Mexico made the progress we hoped for?
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NMKidsCAN Legislative Session Recap

After 60 days of legislative deliberation and the governor’s three week signing period, the 2023 legislative season is complete! It was our first in-person 60 day legislative session in four years and though it brought many challenges–some expected, others, not so much–NewMexicoKidsCAN finished strong!

Our priority bill, House Bill 481, was passed and signed by Governor Lujan Grisham last Wednesday. We also achieved policy wins related to CTE educators, charter schools and more! You can read more about our accomplishments this legislative session below.

We look forward to our continued partnership as we move from bill passage to implementation. Our success is impossible without your voice, your advocacy and your commitment to New Mexico students. Thank you for your engagement over the last three months. These wins are your wins.