December 9, 2016
In This Issue

New Mexico PTA Would like to wish you and your family Peace and Best Wishes for this holiday season and the coming year!
New Mexico First and ESSA Survey
Dear Friends,
New Mexico First, is a nonpartisan policy organization that engages people in our state and communities in the public policy process.  We most recently partnered with the NM Public Education Department (PED) to get feedback on how the state should implement the new education law, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). We have held regional community meetings around the state to hear from teachers, administrators, parents and families, students and community leaders on how to improve our education system to better support our students and educators through implementation of ESSA.
As part of this process we want also gather feedback from monolingual Spanish speaking residents too!  We would love your help getting our survey out to the Spanish speaking community.
Please kindly forward the message below.  Survey participants need to complete the survey by Dec. 16.  Let your community be heard!
Gracias por su interés y su compromiso en proporcionar todos los niños de Nuevo México con una educación de calidad. La educación es la clave del futuro de nuestros hijos y también de nuestro estado. Cuando se completa esta breve encuesta, usted está ayudando a contribuir al éxito de los estudiantes de Nuevo México. Por favor complete la encuesta antes de 16 de Diciembre. Enlace a la encuesta en Español:
Pamela K. Blackwell, JD
Economic Policy Director
New Mexico First
505.225.2140, ext.3
202.258.0727 C
Twitter: @pamela_kb
New Mexico First is a nonpartisan organization that engages people in public policy.  It conducts independent research and citizen deliberations on education, healthcare, the economy and natural resources.

Tour the White House                                e-Reader for Families
Tour The White House on Your Phone

Download the 1600 app, point your smartphone camera at a dollar bill, and you'll see an interactive, 3D video of White House pop up - narrated by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. Learn more.  

Attention New Mexico Families!

We need to get the word out to all parents of elementary students in New Mexico that as part of Governor Martinez' First Grade Reading Initiative, families now have one-year, unlimited, free access to our Fun eReader® platform with 134 eBooks that read-aloud in both English and Spanish and feature word highlighting and audio speed control. Please follow the link to the e-reader and webpage. Let this year be a good year for Literacy in New Mexico!

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