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Improving Education in New Mexico

Improving Education in New Mexico

Following a major court decision requiring more adequate and equitable school funding in New Mexico, state leaders and stakeholders are developing a new, equitable, and high-quality system of education. As part of this process, the Learning Policy Institute (LPI) was asked to conduct research on the challenges facing education in the state and to identify evidence-based policies that could build a high-quality, equitable system capable of providing a culturally and linguistically inclusive education for the state’s diverse learners. LPI’s research in this area focuses on five fundamental elements of a high-quality education system: (1) meaningful learning, (2) knowledgeable and skillful educators, (3) integrated student supports, (4) high-quality early learning opportunities, and (5) adequate and equitably distributed school funding.

Funders

Funding for this project has been provided by the Thornburg Foundation. Core operating support for the Learning Policy Institute is provided by the Heising-Simons Foundation, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Raikes Foundation, Sandler Foundation, and MacKenzie Scott and Dan Jewett. We are grateful to them for their generous support.