More than 300 educators, community leaders, and young people attended Future Focused’s third annual EdUprising Conference. What we learned and how to download presentations here.
How Innovation Zones Will Create a Reciprocal Education System
What are Innovation Zones? And how will they make a difference in New Mexico education? Learn about this innovative model that combines evidence-based approaches we’re already using successfully across the state.
Innovation Zones Offer Fertile Ground for High School Transformation
By Tim Hand | Ocotillo Strategies, former Deputy Secretary of Education
With the abundant financial resources the state has garnered, New Mexico is ripe for transformation of the high school experience. Let’s go big. The time is now.
X3 Impact Report
A comprehensive overview of the impact of the X3 internship programs.
What If Child Well-Being Drove Education Policy In New Mexico?
By Loretta Trujillo | Executive Director, Transform Education New Mexico
When we center culture, language, and identity, New Mexico will be poised for better outcomes. Here are some concrete solutions to improve our education system, starting today.
The World’s Most Cutting Edge Assessment Reform is Happening Right Here in New Mexico
At an international conference on assessment, Future Focused was only one presenter among hundreds—but our ideas took center stage. Here’s why.
Do Students Really Need Algebra II?
By Kevin Summers | Superintendent, Aztec Municipal School District
“In order to identify their passions and strengths, students cannot be forced into required courses where they see little, if any, relevance.”
Capstones: A Catalyst for Intergenerational Healing Pt. 2
By Laurie Smith-Small Waisted Bear (Oceti Sakowin)
When people ask me, a Native teacher, a boarding school survivor, and a capstone assessment leader, how capstones are healing, I tell them Mariah’s story.
Building Stronger Parents, Stronger Leaders through Paid Internships
Young parents are some of the most hard-working and overlooked students in our education systems. Future Focused partnered with the Early Childhood Education and Care Department and Abriendo Puertas/Opening Doors to forge new pathways for young parents, and the results were incredible.
Capstones: A Catalyst for Intergenerational Healing
By Laurie Smith-Small Waisted Bear (Oceti Sakowin) | English Language Arts Department Chair, Zuni High School
As a Native educator, I work to reclaim intergenerational harmony and healing through the conduit of the capstone project.