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How Do We Create Belonging?

How Do We Create Belonging?A conversation with Sandra Victorino, Co-founder of the Latino Mental Health Network, Director of Workforce Development, Diversity Inclusion & Community Relations at Care New EnglandWhat brought you to your current position at Care New England? So right now I’m the Director Of Workforce Development, Diversity Inclusion & Community Relations at a health care system in Rhode …

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Teacher Stress Is Real Because Teaching Well Is Hard: How Inspired and Collaborative Professional Development Can Help

Teacher Stress Is Real Because Teaching Well Is Hard: How Inspired and Collaborative Professional Development Can Help By Sheryl Chard, Sofia Center, Bosque School | May 24, 2018 “If it were just the stress of May, it might not be so concerning, but forty-six percent of teachers report high levels of daily stress throughout the year, a rate on par …

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How our School System is Failing Immigrant Students

How our School System is Failing Immigrant StudentsBy Rachel White, Refugees of New Mexico, Highland High School | May 10, 2018 “He told me though teary eyes this week that sometimes he gets so frustrated that he wants to go back to Rwanda. He said, “Sometimes I want to go back to my country. I feel really sad, like I …

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How Siembra Leadership High is Breaking the Mold of Traditional School

How Siembra Leadership High is Breaking the Mold of Traditional SchoolBy Henry Rael, McCune Charitable Foundation of New Mexico | April 12, 2018 “We know that traditional ways of “doing school” just don’t work for a lot of the kids in our City and Siembra is developing a distinct alternative that puts core capacities at the center of what we …

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A ‘Miscalculation’ On Our Standardized Tests Negatively Affected My School’s Letter Grade

A ‘Miscalculation’ On Our Standardized Tests Negatively Affected My School’s Letter GradeBy Jeff Tuttle, teacher, Monte Vista Elementary School | February 1, 2018  “The announcement of our miscalculated “F” to the public was not just demoralizing and bad public relations, it could potentially keep people from coming to our school, which relies upon transfers for 50% of our student population. …

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How School Networks Create Shared Learning Environments and Community

How School Networks Create Shared Learning Environments and CommunityBy Jennifer Power, program officer, ECMC Foundation | January 18, 2018  “The networks can take on the work of building stakeholder support, translating alternative measures of success for accountability partners, collaborating within the network and with community partners, and problem solving around whatever the system throws its way, all the while protecting …