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Reimagining Education

A blog about pushing past the status quo in how we school our youth. Honest, data-backed, stakeholder-driven, and relentlessly committed to kids. 

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October 15, 2017

Rightfully, community leaders and educators around the country have turned their focus and dollars to programs that support early childhood development. We have learned the architecture of the brain - the circuits and neural connections - is established in the first few years of a child’s life and reinforced as he grows older. It’s this architecture that “provides the foundation for all future lea...

August 6, 2017

I can’t lie. I was nervous about having 11 days to coach 10 kids into creating a book full of professional-grade photographs and an in-depth story profiling a significant moment in their lives.

But as I began to put together the layouts for each spread, filling in the spaces with their pictures and with the stories they’d written, I was amazed at what they were able to create.

Leah, a young mom of a...

The greatest praise a person can grant another is that of admiration. The joyous admission that someone else has a quality, habit, ability, worldview, or capacity that we venerate. It’s a wonderful feeling to admire. Because although it may take days, or weeks, or years to grow, it takes a single moment of genuine attention to bloom. A flash of brilliance that we’ve caught, a confluence of the inc...

There’s a segment of service in health care, a conditional response for the most serious of cases. Semantically, it means any course of care that deals in relief and not cure, but palliative care is most often referenced in regards to the desolate and incurable cases. End-of-life cases. Make-them-comfortable cases. It’s a course of healing that exists for those that can’t be helped. The too far go...

December 6, 2016

Jose Montoya* is the kind of kid that can walk into a room, and you just know. You know he’s going to give you some kind of hell just by the way he struts—sly and cool, no hint of effort on his part. He makes a plain uniform look cool with his clean red Vans, his white shell necklace, and his hair spiked into a faux-hawk that looks like he woke up that way.

Jose Montoya is the leader of my first...

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