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.
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.
New data shows that when the X3 program connects young people to paid internships with local employers, they have more access to career connections and professional networks. Early analysis suggests these interns are more likely to stay in school. Learn how X3 gives students real-world experiences to explore their aspirations—experiences that impact their future long-term.
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.
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.