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12th Annual Conference on Education—
"On the Road to 2012: Transforming K-12 Math and Science Teaching and Learning in New Mexico"

This conference, co-sponsored by Innovate Educate New Mexico in conjunction with the New Mexico Higher Education Department and the New Mexico Public Education Department (NM PED), was held on

November 10, 2009 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort. With just under 400 attendees, this informative event brought together educators, policy makers, nonprofit organizations, and local businesses to discuss New Mexico Project 2012 and how K-12 math and science education is being transformed both locally and in other communities.

New Mexico Project 2012, is a plan for transformational change in K-12 math and science education in our State. Initiated by the NM PED Math and Science Bureau and Math and Science Advisory Council, Project 2012's mission is to raise New Mexico's student achievement in math and science to fifth in the nation by the year 2012. The initiative seeks to engage many partners, including government, schools, and community groups, towards achieving its mission.

According to NM PED, in 2008 only 37% of eighth grade students ranked "proficient" or above in math, and 26% ranked "proficient" or above in science. Additionally, the statewide graduation rate is critically low at 56%, compared to 70% nationally. In order to raise these numbers and meet the New Mexico Project 2012 goal for our students to become among the nation's leaders in math and science achievement, the creation of educational partnerships is critical.

The LANL Foundation's Conference on Education will bring together students, parents, K-12 teachers and schools, higher education institutions, nonprofit organizations, local businesses, national laboratories, Pueblo/Tribal communities, and government agencies to leverage leadership and highlight educational successes both locally and nationally.

Speakers Included:

Click here for a list of speakers, sessions, panel discussions, and the complete agenda.

The 12th Annual Conference on Education engaged educators and celebrate positive change in math and science teaching and learning.

Dr. Veronica Garcia
Dr. Michael Klentschy
Anne McClellan
Dr. Richard Kitchen
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