A. All public
schools, state supported educational institutions and educational programs
conducted in state institutions other than the New Mexico military institute
are bound by the New Mexico core arts standards. These standards are available
at www.ped.state.nm.us. The national core arts standards published by the
national coalition for core arts standards and any amendments made thereto are
incorporated in this rule by reference.
B. All instances within the national core
arts standards where content standards, benchmarks, and performance standards
reference history or culture shall be interpreted to include New Mexico history
and culture. References to artwork shall be interpreted to include local and
New Mexico produced artwork. The department and local education agencies shall
provide guidance and technical assistance to support the integration of New
Mexico history and culture in consultation with tribal leaders.