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Finding My Voice: Traditional Education Didn’t Help Me in Knowing Who I Was

Finding My Voice: Traditional Education Didn’t Help Me in Knowing Who I Was By Chrstina Rodriguez, Generation Justice | August 10, 2017 “I realized that my successful academic career had not prepared me for this… I was not armed with the privilege of a confident introduction. I did not know who I was – I did not even know why …

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Teacher Turnover in NM is High. Here’s How We Fix It.

Teacher Turnover in NM is High. Here’s How We Fix It. By Tony Monfiletto, Director | July 27, 2017 “I loved those kids and I learned so much from working with them, but… I craved the chance to collaborate with my colleagues. I was surrounded by good teachers who cared about students, but they were in a system so full …

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How Paid Internships Can Add Huge Value to a Young Person’s Life

How Paid Internships Can Add Huge Value to a Young Person’s Life By Tony Monfiletto, Future Focused Education | August 24, 2017 “Imagine how our city would be different if more young people had a chance to work with professionals like Frederica and the Human Resources team at PNM. “”Imagine how our city would be different if more young people …

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Solving for X – Encouraging Students to Speak out Through Theater

Solving for X – Encouraging Students to Speak out Through Theater By Meggan Gomez, Working Classroomy | March 15, 2017 “The topics of less testing, more funding and better food all rank high. But so do vocational education, more individualized attention, and more time to socialize and be people together.” “The topics of less testing, more funding and better food …

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What Would Albert Do?

By Tony Monfiletto| Executive Director | June 17, 2016
I’m convinced that New Mexico has yet to mobilize our greatest resources to overcome the challenges we face – our resilience…

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A Visit With Ashley Smith

By Tony Monfiletto | Executive Director of Future Focused Education | March 10, 2016
Ashley Smith, the Executive Director & Founder of the Artesian Community School in Memphis, Tennessee is planning her new school and spent two days with us to learn about our work.

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Bottom Up Strategy

By Tony Monfiletto | Executive Director | October 29, 2015
The Milken Award is reserved for our nation’s most respected teachers. Some call it the Grammy™ of education.