At an international conference on assessment, Future Focused was only one presenter among hundreds—but our ideas took center stage. Here’s why.
By Tony Monfiletto | Future Focused Education
Young people in our state have suffered the most from COVID-19 isolation. And if we don’t act swiftly, we’ll all pay a heavy price.
By Erica Surova | Director, Center for Community Analysis, New Mexico State University
School segregation still exists, and it remains pervasive across the United States—including New Mexico. Why is segregation still happening? And how does it affect students? The Center for Community Analysis looked at the data to find out.
By Katherine Avery | Outgoing Strategic Outreach Director, Lifelong Family Advocate
The chasm between school and home is too wide. Family engagement can bridge the divide in order broaden and diversify educational pathways that promote student success.
Have you heard that capstones are “too easy” “too hard” or “not as rigorous as a test”? There are many misunderstandings about capstone projects, so we’ve debunked the myths once and for all.
How did our organization help transform education into a more equitable and just system? And what are our plans to expand this impact even further? Read our 2021 Equity Report for the full story.
By Moneka Stevens | Director of Community Engagement, Future Focused Education
In June 2020, we committed to reimagining our schools as spaces as tools for justice in our communities and liberation. So, how did we deliver in 2021?
By Mary Parr-Sanchez and Rachel Padilla
Students learn to their fullest capacity when teachers combine two approaches: academic learning and experiential learning. So what does that look like in practice?
By Ian Esquibel, Oak Hill Coaching & Consulting Founder
How can we make assessments more equitable? What if equity councils co-created graduate profiles and capstones? This is how we can braid our efforts for more impact.
By Mary Parr-Sanchez and Rachel Padilla | National Education Association New Mexico
The standardization era did untold damage on our students and schools. But we are turning the tide, and innovative alternatives to standardized tests will be our state’s saving grace. Here’s why.