Together we can make it better.

The New Mexico Common Core State Standards (NMCCSS) are a landmark shift in expectations of what students must understand and be able to do.  It affects everyone in the system, from parents and teachers to administrators and employers.  The challenge and the opportunity of the NMCCSS is to ensure that all students, regardless of income or ethnicity, are “college and career ready,” or, to put it more accurately, prepared for the demands of the modern workplace and for life.  

In this ambitious venture, the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED), districts and schools are forging new partnerships.  Diverse leadership teams are coordinating the work.  Local institutions are forming regional alliances and collaborating with neighboring and national organizations that bring a valid, research-based experience to the problems and the solutions.

In every community in our state, public school districts will need help in this transition from their local organizations, who can raise awareness and provide support.  We can spread homegrown best practices throughout the state, and we can model proven strategies from other states and path setters.

Thank you to our current partners:


Advanced Programs Initiative (API):

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO):

High Schools that Work (HSTW):

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC):

Mathematically Connected Communities (MC2):

New Mexico State University(NMSU):

National Association of Elementary School Principals:

National Association of Secondary School Principals:

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC):

Student Achievement Partners:


US Department of Education:


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