HB 330 “State Seal for Bilingual and Biliterate Graduates” Passes the House and the Senate and Now Awaits the Governor’s Signature 0

NMABE and its affilliates are pleased to announce that HB 330, The NM Seal of Bilingualism/Biliteracy, has passed both the House and the Senate on unanimous votes, and is now awaiting Governor Martinez’ signature! A special thanks to the “Bilingual Pioneers” as they paved the way for us to follow. A pat on the back for the individuals who worked tirelessly the past couple of weeks to ensure its passage and an abrazo to Representative Rick Miera, the bill’s sponsor for the past two years, and to Regis Pecos of the House Majority Office! 

Press Release HB 330 PR Coalition for the Majority


Please help us ensure the bill gets signed into law by calling the Governor’s Office to express your support of HB 330: 505-476-2200.

Register now for the 2014 NMABE State Bilingual Conference 0

The NMABE Board has arranged for an outstanding line-up of keynote speakers and breakout sessions.  Thursday morning’s general session will feature a keynote by Karen Beeman and Cheryl Urow.  Friday morning’s session will feature Diane August and this year we have added a Friday afternoon keynote by Radmilla Cody.  In addition there will be several featured sessions presented by the REL Southwest Alliance, Floyd Gomez and the newly formed Native Languages Consortia, advocacy updates and more.  Take advantage of the Early Bird registration rate and register now at: www.regonline.com/nmabeconference2014

 Book Your Room For the State Conference While They Are Still Available

The NMABE State Bilingual Conference is right around the corner and it is time to book your rooms at the luxurious Embassy Suites Hotel. 

1000 Woodward Place NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
505-245-7100

Booking your room is now easier than ever.  Follow this link to book your room on-line:

http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/A/ABQEMES-NMA-20140422/index.jhtml

 The deadline to book your room is March 25, 2014!!!

 Remember that the Embassy Suites offers a full cook to order breakfast and an evening President’s Reception.

 

NMABE CALL FOR PRESENTATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014 1

The NMABE Executive Board has extended the Call for Presentation deadline to Friday, February 21, 2014.  If you are interested in presenting please download the Call for Presentation form, fill it out and email it to nmabe@suddenlink.net.  If you have questions please call David Briseño at 505-238-6812.

NMABE Call for Presentations 2014

U.S. Education Department Fails Fastest Growing Student Group 0

 

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Contact:
Jorge García
jorge.garcia@colorado.edu
(303) 492-9103
(303) 396-2954

January 9, 2014

For Immediate Release:

U.S. Education Department Fails Fastest Growing Student Group

BOULDER, CO —U.S. students who speak a language other than English at home and are still learning English have received scant support from the federal Department of Education under Secretary Arne Duncan. That is the take-away of the report “Opportunity Lost: The Promise of Equal and Effective Education for Emerging Bilingual Students in the Obama Administration” published this month by the BUENO National Policy Center for Bilingual & Multicultural Education at the University of Colorado.

Full press release attached January 2014 Opportunity Lost Press Release

Final Policy Review of U.S. Dept of Ed 2014

NMABE Bilingual Educators’ Institute 0

Register now for the NMABE Bilingual Educators’ Institute which will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Buffalo Thunder Resort.  Registration for the event is exclusively online and can be found at www.regonline.com/nmabeinstitute2014

You need to also make your room reservations at the beautiful and elegant Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort.  The Institute room rate is $88 plus tax.  You can reserve your room online at:

http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/S/SFECGHH-NMABE-20140127/index.jhtml

The deadline to reserve the room at the Institute rate is Friday, January 17, 2014.

Please contact David Briseno at 505-238-6812 or email him at nmabe@suddenlink.net should you have any questions.

Institute Flier and Agenda 2014

2014 Santillana, USA National Spelling Bee 1

Please join us as we gather once again at the National Hispanic Cultural Center for the 2014 Santillana, USA National Spanish Spelling Bee.  The event will take place on July 17-19, 2014.  The host hotel for the Santillana, USA National Spanish Spelling Bee Spanish Spelling Bee is once again the Hotel Cascada and they have offered us the phenomenal rate of $81 per night.  Please call and make your reservations right away!!!!

This year, because of the volunteer work of about 30 individuals, we will be able to offer to you for use in your School, District or State competition a pre-sorted list of words with definitions and sentences.  For those districts or schools who had volunteers assist with preparation of definitions and sentences, this service will be offered at no charge.  For all others, there will be a $150 charge for which you will receive the computer generated random listing of the words in each category along with definitions and sentences.  The funds generated will be used to defray the expense of both the state and national event.  To receive this service please email David at nmabe@suddenlink.net and request the randomized list.  Please include a purchase order if payment is required.

Follow the links below to download the following documents:

The Santillana, USA National Spanish Spelling Bee Booklet

The Santillana, USA National Spanish Spelling Bee Spanish Spelling Bee Registration Packet

The Santillana, USA National Spanish Spelling Bee Spanish Spelling Bee Sponsor Form

The Hotel Cascada Flyer

Thank you for your continued support and participation and as always do not hesitate to call David Briseño at 505-238-6812 should you have any questions.

David Briseño
NMABE Executive Director

2014 NMABE State Spanish Spelling Bee‏ 0

Please join us as we gather once again at the National Hispanic Cultural Center for the 2014 NMABE State Spanish Spelling Bee.  The event will take place on Saturday, April 12, 2014.  The host hotel for the NMABE State Spanish Spelling Bee is once again the Hotel Cascada and they have offered us the phenomenal rate of $81 per night.  Please call and make your reservations right away!!!!

This year, because of the volunteer work of about 30 individuals, we will be able to offer to you for use in your District competition a pre-sorted list of words with definitions and sentences.  For those districts or schools who had volunteers assist with preparation of definitions and sentences, this service will be offered at no charge.  For all others, there will be a $150 charge for which you will receive the computer generated random listing of the words in each category along with definitions and sentences.  The funds generated will be used to defray the expense of both the state and national event.  To receive this service please email David at nmabe@suddenlink.net and request the randomized list.  Please include a purchase order if payment is required.

 Follow the links below to download the following documents:

The Santillana, USA National Spanish Spelling Bee Booklet

The NMABE State Spanish Spelling Bee Registration Packet

The NMABE State Spelling Bee Flyer

The Hotel Cascada Flier

 

Thank you for your continued support and participation and as always do not hesitate to call David Briseño at 505-238-6812 should you have any questions.

 


 

2014 NMABE State Conference 0

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Tenth Annual Spanish Literary Contest, Cuentistas 0

NMABE is pleased to support the Tenth Annual Spanish Literary Contest, Cuentistas.  The contest is made possible by the New Mexico/Spain educational partnership. 

Please download the attached fliers to get the information about the contest, requirements and how to enter your students in the contest.  The prizes will be awarded during the NMABE State Bilingual Conference in Albuquerque, April 23-26, 2013.

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