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The Countdown to Better Schools Campaign brings together community voices to create local solutions that move our state forward. We conduct community gatherings, attend local meetings and engage in round-table discussions across the state to hear what works, what doesn’t and everything in between. Every story matters. We listen to and support local solutions grounded in the values and voices of New Mexicans to inform education policy. With challenges in education, New Mexico requires homegrown ideas and approaches that rethink what it means to teach and learn in our schools.  

Learn more at the Stories of Learning Initiative section of our site and by reading New Mexican insights at our Stories of Learning Blog. We would enjoy receiving a Blog post from you – check out monthly writing prompts here

Annual Highlights

2016 Year in Review

2015 Year in Review

2014 Year in Review

Community Dialogues

Learn about community members’ recommendations to improve our middle schools.

June 17, 2014 Middle School dialogue
Hosted by Albuquerque Public Schools:


August 2, 2014 Middle School Dialogue 
Hosted at GradNation Summit:


September 25, 2014 Middle School dialogue
Hosted by Truman Middle School: