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The End of Affinity Groups

“The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.” – Audre Lorde Maybe it’s time to rethink school district-sponsored affinity spaces. A few weeks ago, I met with Jalisa Evan,…

The Choices We Make

As a principal and as a parent I am consistently overwhelmed by the difference between what parents say they value in schools and the decisions they make when choosing schools…

Healing in Community

What happens when a group of women and non-binary folks get together with the intention to heal in community? That was the question Dr. Ellie Cahill and I asked when…

The Dissonance of Student Success

It has been two years of DJEC and the Ednium Alumni Collective trying to understand the concept of student success. We even created a full issue on the topic in…

COVID-19 Series | Parent Perspective

In this 5-part series, we follow Chief Writer Allan Tellis, as he explores the ways that the global COVID-19 pandemic is producing unique local impacts in the Denver region. In…

COVID-19 Series | Mental Health Perspective

The last several months have placed a significant strain on people’s individual and collective mental health. However, mental health professionals stress that it is paramount we do not think of…
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