Jun 21 2018

The Well-Being of Black Children in New Mexico

2018-11-28T15:59:38-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications, Racial and Ethnic Equity Publications|

Report Child poverty in New Mexico is among the worst in the nation and disparities exist within all indicators of child well-being for children of color. Although our state's Black children are generally faring better than Black children nationally, they still face significant obstacles to success. This report, created in partnership with the NM Office of African American Affairs, looks at how New Mexico's Black children are doing on some 20 indicators of child well-being. (A special KIDS COUNT report; state-, county-, and school-district-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Apr 30 2018

Moving the Needle on Child Well-Being

2018-11-28T16:01:53-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count, Kids Count Publications, Local Data, Publications|

Report New Mexico has a long and proud history of cutting-edge innovation in many fields, so making progress on child well-being is within our reach if we fully commit to it. This report lays out the ways in which we can move the needle on child well-being by enacting smart public policies. (A special KIDS COUNT report; state-level data on indicators of child well-being)

Apr 03 2018

New Mexico Kids at the Crossroads

2018-11-28T16:04:54-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Publications|

Policy agenda With the highest rate of child poverty in the nation, New Mexico is not providing the opportunities our children need to succeed. But the good news is that we can improve opportunities for New Mexico’s kids through public policy. This children's agenda for candidates in the 2018 election provides 30 policy recommendations that will help improve child well-being in New Mexico.

Feb 13 2018

NM’s Lottery Scholarship is not targeted to the students who need it most

2018-11-28T16:12:45-06:00Education Publications, Local Data, Publications|

Fact sheet The Lottery Scholarship—the state’s largest financial aid program—is not need-based even though New Mexico has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation. What's more, it's not distributed in a way that helps many low-income students. (A Working Poor Families Project publication; state-level data on college affordability)

Sep 22 2017

Sustaining Career Pathways Frameworks

2018-06-13T21:06:19-06:00Education Publications, Publications|

Career pathways, programs that move non-traditional adult students along a continuum into post-secondary education, have shown real promise in other states. However, they require a systemic framework that aligns policies and funding for a comprehensive approach. This PowerPoint, presented to the SUN PATH Advisory Council, looks at funding sources, possible frameworks, and examples of effective career pathway programs in other states. (A Working Poor Families Project presentation)

Mar 01 2017

College affordability in New Mexico is out of balance

2018-06-14T21:02:39-06:00Education Publications, Local Data, Publications|

Despite the fact that New Mexico needs college-educated workers now and in the future, the cost of college has gone up dramatically. Meanwhile, little of the state's financial aid is granted to students with financial needs. Even the lottery scholarship goes disproportionately to students who could otherwise afford tuition. (A Working Poor Families Project fact sheet; state-level data on college affordability)

Aug 31 2016

New Mexico Public School Funding through the Great Recession and Beyond

2018-06-14T19:50:56-06:00Education Publications, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

A lawsuit currently working its way thought the New Mexico court system asserts that the state has failed to provide school funding sufficient for the education of all school-age children in the state, as required by the New Mexico constitution. This report supports those arguments. (A Fiscal Policy Project report)

Aug 30 2016

Funding Early Childhood Services in New Mexico

2018-06-14T19:54:43-06:00Education Publications, Publications, Tax and Budget Publications|

A PowerPoint presentation giving a brief overview of how the state collects tax revenue and creates the operating budget, the reasons behind the current revenue shortfall, and a look at how the state's $14 billion Land Grant Permanent School Fund could be used to fund early childhood care and education programs. Presented to a coalition of early childhood care and education providers in Deming. (Presentation)

Jun 29 2016

NM KIDS are COUNTing on Us: A Campaign for a Better New Mexico

2018-06-24T15:19:51-06:00Economic Security Publications, Education Publications, Health Publications, Kids Count Publications, Publications|

For the third straight year, New Mexico ranks 49th in the nation for child well-being. It will take a comprehensive and focused set of strategies, and the political and public will to make them a reality, to improve child well-being in New Mexico. This policy agenda, based on the metrics used to measure child well-being in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual KIDS COUNT Data Book, offers one such approach. (Policy agenda)