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New Mexico Public Education Department: Teaching Recruitment and Support Initiative

Deadline: October 24, 2018

The Teaching Recruitment and Support Initiative will provide support to an Offeror to implement a recruitment, training, and support program to ensure effective, culturally competent, and qualified teachers are placed in New Mexico public schools that have high American Indian student enrollment, with a focus on schools located along the Rio Grande Corridor (see Appendix G within the solicitation for a listing of schools). The Offeror shall perform the following tasks:

  • Collaborate and consult with local school districts, charter schools, tribal stakeholders, and relevant agencies to develop a teacher support model and accompanying curricula
  • Create a comprehensive programmatic plan to account for recruitment, training, and support of teachers in the program
  • Recruit teacher candidates from various backgrounds and disciplines, from New Mexico and around the nation, to fill immediate vacancies
  • Implement a teacher support system for prospective, new, and continuing teachers
  • Administer all programmatic and fiscal operations related to the program in an efficient and transparent manner

Offerors will be expected to focus specifically on achieving and reporting to NMPED on the following outcomes:

  • Teachers placed in teaching positions through this initiative will earn effective or better NMTEACH summative reports
  • In classrooms staffed by teachers placed through this initiative, student proficiency levels will improve, as evidenced by assessment data, reported at regular intervals throughout the academic year

Amount: A total of $600,000 is available to make one award.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations that intend to serve New Mexico public schools and/or charter schools with substantial American Indian enrollment.

Criteria for Teacher Support: PED is seeking eligible entities that provide culturally relevant teacher support services in areas including recruitment, induction, orientation, placement, training, mentoring, professional development, monitoring, retention, and matriculation for pre-service, alternatively licensed, and New Mexico-licensed teachers.

Criteria for Collaborations: PED is seeking eligible entities that are able to collaborate with local entities, organizations, school districts, charter schools, tribal and pueblo education departments and other relevant agencies to implement teacher support programs that are culturally relevant, comprehensive, and highly effective in increasing student academic outcomes.

Link: https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/information/rfps-rfis-rfas/

Note: A recommended pre-proposal conference will be held on October 5, 2018.

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