ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials were elated Thursday after getting word that the state will receive $25 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education over four years to improve early education.
It was news the state had been waiting for since submitting its initial application for the national “Race to the Top” challenge in 2011.
New Mexico’s plea started by telling federal education officials that its children are at risk since more than three-quarters of them enter elementary school without the necessary skills to succeed.
Gov. Susana Martinez’s administration said the state will use the money to ensure that children are ready to learn when they start Login to read more