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February 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Gracious Space Transforms Students in Southern California

Erin Lopes (back row, third from left), pictured with the art department, uses Gracious Space with her high school freshmen.

“I’m bringing this back to my school.”

This is what Erin Lopes decided when she first encountered…


Added by Melia Dicker on February 28, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Check out our just-published Case Statement!

We're excited to share our new Case Statement with you all. It's a comprehensive overview of the CLE -- our history, what we do, how we do it, our challenges and successes, and what we hope to accomplish for the future. We hope it will be a helpful resource for you as members of this network and for people who want to learn more about the power of collective leadership. Check it out -- we'd love to know what you think!


Download a PDF here: …


Added by Valerie Costa on February 18, 2013 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Collective Leadership is the "new way forward"

Here is more support for all the effort this network has put in toward establishing Collective Leadership to create community change.

Added by steve stapleton on February 15, 2013 at 5:01pm — 1 Comment

A Rural School District Rattles the Ivory Cage

Great article from the Daily Yonder, written by Dr. Francisco Guajardo, about high-achieving students from rural schools rarely apply to prestigious colleges. Ivy League recruiters aren't looking for them. But a community in South Texas opened doors, sending its teenagers to top universities and bringing their talents back home.

Check it out!…


Added by steve stapleton on February 13, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Principals in Training Learn How to Host Learning Exchanges

While the closing circle at a Community Learning Exchange marks the end of a three-day

gathering, it also opens an entirely new chapter. CLE participants return to their communities,

ready to facilitate the kinds of solutions-focused conversations that they had during their…


Added by Melia Dicker on February 1, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Llano Grande Center Alums Win Seats on South Texas School Board

Forget Politics, Vote Change. This was the boldly named slate of the young people who

ran for the six open seats on a South Texas school board last November.

Jose Saldivar, Genesis Montalvo, Victor Hugo de la Cruz, Jarrett…


Added by Melia Dicker on February 1, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments

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