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.”
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 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.
How Social and Emotional Learning Can Transform Our Schools and Communities
By Amy McConnell Franklin, Ph.D. | Founding Member, SEL4NM
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.
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.
By Ali Moore | Director of Student Support, Future Focused Education
When we equip our young people with social and emotional skills, they have the tools to further dismantle the racial inequities of our time.