FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: TENM Applauds Tribal Leadership in the Passage of Native Language Educator Parity Bill

SANTA FE, NM - The New Mexico Legislature, in the final days before the end of the 2022 Regular Session, passed the TENM-endorsed HB 60, a critical initiative of the Tribal Remedy Framework that creates parity in compensation for Native language and culture teachers. HB 60 is directly connected to the landmark Yazzie/Martinez court ruling and is exceedingly important to making education more equitable for our Native American students in New Mexico. “HB 60 brings an unprecedented opportunity to ensure that Native languages ...

Tell the governor the state must act now to overhaul education system!

As the New Mexico 2022 Legislative Session approaches, there is still no comprehensive plan to comply with the historic 2018 Yazzie/Martinez ruling that found the state was violating public school students' right to a sufficient education. Contact the governor today and tell her New Mexico’s students cannot wait for change any longer!  Our communities, familias, students, and educators deserve a seat at the decision making tables. <...

Community groups call upon state to immediately release plan to overhaul education system

ALBUQUERQUE—As the New Mexico 2022 Legislative Session approaches, Transform Education NM urges the state to immediately release a comprehensive plan to comply with the Yazzie/Martinez ruling and mandates. “As a former ELL student and a first generation graduate, I understand the vital role that opportunities, support and access play within the public school system,” said Cindy Nava, Executive Director of Transform Education NM. “Providing the necessary resources needed through a culturally competent lens can help create unprecedented pathways of ...

Cindy Nava takes the helm of Transform Education NM

Transform Education NM welcomes policy advocate Cindy Nava as its new executive director! For the last 13 years, Nava has worked to advance communities of color through policy, education, political involvement, and legislative advocacy at a state and national level. Most recently, Nava was consulting as principal of Nava Strategies. Prior to that, ...

Job Announcement: Executive Director for Transform Education NM

BACKGROUND  Transform Education NM is a coalition formed in 2018 of educators, families and students, tribal leaders,  experts, and community leaders advancing a visionary transformation of education in New Mexico that  embraces the diverse cultures, languages and heritages of our students, and ensures all students have  the opportunities to learn and succeed. We have a historic chance to make fundamental changes with  the landmark Yazzie/Martinez court ruling declaring that New Mexico’s public education system is  ...

TENM 2021 Legislative Outcomes

New Mexico's schools faced dire circumstances over the last year as decades of disproportionate disinvestment came to a head under the immense stress of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of our state's elected officials stepped forward in support of the drastic changes needed to not only heal from the pandemic, but to address the constitutional right students have to a sufficient education. While we can celebrate achievements seen at the Roundhouse for the 2021 regular legislative session, we acknowledge our work remains ...

TENM Legislative Priorities for the 2021 Session

New Mexico's 60-day legislative session began last week, amid unprecedented and critical circumstances for the state's children and families. TENM has identified the priorities we hope our legislators will join us in championing to transform our education system.

RSVP NOW for TENM’s Education Equity Telephone Town Hall

Join us for a Telephone Town Hall on Wednesday, April 29, at 2PM MT   While the COVID Pandemic has reshaped what education looks like across the world, education in New Mexico has been in crisis for decades. Teachers, students, and school districts have largely stepped up to make the best of the current situation, but a history of inequity in education that has continued into the present has been further exposed by the national health crisis. We invite you to ...

TENM calls on Governor Lujan Grisham and state education leaders to COVID Education Task Force.

On April 9, Transform Education NM sent a letter to our Governor and leadership for the Public Education, Higher Education, and Early Childhood Education & Care departments, urging the formation of a COVID-19 Education Task Force. This working group would address necessary steps to transition students successfully back into school when the crisis is over, and minimize long-term harm with the crisis and persistent inequities in opportunities for students. Here is the full letter: Continued