At an international conference on assessment, Future Focused was only one presenter among hundreds—but our ideas took center stage. Here’s why.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
How group internships create supportive, safe spaces where the experience is student-driven and student-centered.
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.
By Abby Nayra and Cheryl Carreon | Las Cruces CommunityShare
By showing students different vocations and creative spaces they learn that the “real world” does have a place for us all.