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We Know Capstones Already Work, Why Aren’t We Using Them?

By Mary Parr-Sanchez, President of National Education Association New Mexico, and Rachel Padilla, Grant Writer for the NEA-NM Center for Community Schools

Project-based learning and capstone assessments are nothing new—we’ve been using them across New Mexico for decades. So, why aren’t we using them?

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Three New Roles of the Post-Pandemic Teacher

By Robert Fung | Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment at Health Leadership High School
As we conclude a full year of educating students during a pandemic—what can teaching look like going forward? Not one, but three, roles have emerged for teachers.

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Where Did the Teachers of Color Go?

By Kim Lanoy-Sandoval, LEAP Program Administrator
Nationally we are asking, “Where did all the teachers go?” For over a decade we have seen a decline in candidates entering the teaching profession. More so, we have seen a decline in teachers of color.

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Job Prospects for “Generation Limbo”

By Julia Freeland Fisher | Director of Education at Clayton Christensen Institute
The next generation is in a catch-22: young people can’t gain the work experience employers demand if they can’t access work experiences in the first place. Here’s how to fix it.