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Capstones Are Not Harder to Grade. Here’s Why.

By Ronnie Reynolds | Senior Capstone Director, Siembra Leadership High School
When students have voice, choice, time, opportunity, and self-reflection in their learning, ‘grading’ capstones can be less work for teachers—and significantly more authentic.

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Top 7 Myths About Capstones

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.

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Why Does New Mexico Need a ‘Black Education Act’?

By Dr. Vickie C. Bannerman | Deputy Secretary: Identity, Equity and Transformation, New Mexico Public Education Department
Many educators are asking, “Why focus on Black education when there are so few Black kids in my school?” Inclusive, diverse, accurate education benefits all children, here’s why.

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Equity Report 2021

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.

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The Power of Learning from Experience

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?