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NMSU organization is accepted for membership into NMCSA

The Alliance for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning at New Mexico State University was recently accepted to the New Mexico Coalition of School Administrators with formal privileges beginning September 18, 2008.

The alliance is composed of 17 school districts and several educational agencies throughout the state.

"The main goal is to assist school districts in Southern New Mexico to be successful," said Eric J. López, Stan Fulton Endowed Chair for the Improvement of Border and Rural Schools.

The NMCSA is an association that represents school administrators in New Mexico at legislative interim committees and agency meetings affecting education. It also provides mentoring and networking opportunities for its members.

"We feel honored and privileged to be accepted into the NMCSA and represent our member school districts, educational agencies and partners from southern New Mexico," López said.

The annual NMCSA conference will be held July 23-25 in Albuquerque at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. The alliance will be co-sponsoring a reception July 24 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

López said the reception will allow the alliance to share information regarding the organization.

"This will give us the opportunity to showcase our college's various programs and network with alliance members and new administrators," López said.

This will be the third time the alliance is co-sponsoring the event.

The alliance supports and partners with several programs and projects some of which include the Alliance Assessment and Literacy Cadre, the Center for Border and Indigenous Educational Leadership, Scientifically Connected Communities, Literacy Leaps and Engaging Latino Communities in Education (ENLACE).

The alliance will also co-coordinate several events during the 2008 fall semester:
? MECA Therapies Border Walking Conference with MECA Therapies, LLC and Borderlands Center for Educational Studies (BoCES), October 3-5 at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Museum in Las Cruces.
? Bi-National Encounters on Inclusive Multicultural Education with New Mexico State University's Office of International and Border Programs, Oct. 16-18 in Chihuahua, Mexico.
? International Rural and Indigenous Education Summitt II with New Mexico State University's Office of International and Border Programs, Oct. 16-18 in Chihuahua, Mexico.