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Why We Need Students On School Improvement Teams

One of our CRSP-Pathways schools is exploring new ways to actively involve students in their School Improvement Team (SIT). In this instance, the SIT consists of students, teachers, building leaders, a district administrator, and parents. Student reflections on an identified problem Student government presidents and vice presidents from each grade attended a recent SIT data…

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2 substitute teachers enrolled in fast-track training last year. Here’s where they are now

Highlander Institute offered to run a fast-track program for newcomers interested in becoming substitute teachers. Under ideal circums ances, subbing is not for the faint of heart: students constantly test the new teacher, lesson plans are often lacking and class assignments can change daily.

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Visioning for Justice: Malika Ali Named Chief Innovation Officer of Highlander Institute

Visioning for Justice: Malika Ali Named Chief Innovation Officer of Highlander Institute Malika Ali, Chief Innovation Officer It has been said that our beliefs create reality, that our actions are shaped by our vision of the future, and that our words create worlds. From my parents I have learned that the most historically oppressed people…

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Building a Liberatory Data Model: Karina Rodriguez Named Director of Research and Analytics at Highlander Institute

Building a Liberatory Data Model: Karina Rodriguez Named Director of Research and Analytics at Highlander Institute Karina Rodriguez, Director of Research and Analytics From a young age, my parents – 1980s immigrants from the Dominican Republic to New York City – instilled in me the notion that education is the greatest equalizer. I believed this…

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Honoring Truth & Visibility this Native American Heritage Month

Highlander Institute’s office is based in the state of Rhode Island, occupying the ancestral homelands of the Narragansett and Wampanoag peoples. This region’s Indigenous peoples and their time-honored traditions continue today and ought to be recognized and respected. We thank the original caretakers of this land and celebrate your strength, resilience, and legacy. November is…

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