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May 2013 Blog Posts (2)

Young Principal Elevates Student Voices in Rural Texas

Students from Waelder spoke to the Texas legislature about state testing. From left: Principal Mark Cantu, Tatiana Garica, Jackie Garcia, Cody Orona, teacher Meghan House, Randy Tovar.

Mark Cantu is the kind of school principal who never…

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Added by Melia Dicker on May 15, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

The Transformative Power of Circles

The modern world is full of straight lines and right angles. Children go to school and sit in rows, looking to a teacher at the front of the room for instruction. Adults attend meetings and sit at long rectangular conference tables. We tackle agendas, schedules, and to-do lists from top to bottom.

 

This wasn’t always the case, and it still isn’t in some communities. Since their beginnings,…

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Added by Melia Dicker on May 1, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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