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.
X3 Impact Report
A comprehensive overview of the impact of the X3 internship programs.
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.”
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.
Does School Segregation Affect Student Success?
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.
What is “Family Engagement”? and Why Is It Important in New Mexico?
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.
What It Looks Like When Classrooms Are Truly Embedded in Community
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.
Essential For Learning, Essential For Life
How Social and Emotional Learning Can Transform Our Schools and Communities
By Amy McConnell Franklin, Ph.D. | Founding Member, SEL4NM
Why We’re Focusing on “Well-being” — in Addition to “Equity”
Tony Monfiletto | Executive Director, Future Focused Education
Last year our organization focused on equity, but in light of the student mental health crisis and our nation’s polarization, we need to widen our field of vision to include well-being. Here’s why.