Happy New Year Blog
Typically, on New Year’s Eve, you’ll find blog posts on the top education stories of the year, a reflection of trends, some similar year end list or a year end donation appeal.
This is not that post.
Instead, we’d like to introduce something we’re pretty excited about.
This past summer we engaged with ‘ghost blogger’ and Entrepreneur magazine contributor Mikal E. Belicove to assist Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center in rethinking our approach to media and we’re please to introduce our blog where we invite you to play a role.
Eagle Rock has been making a difference in education since 1993. Our philanthropic endeavor is to address the issue of widespread high school disengagement. We do that locally by operating a school for formerly disengaged youth and we do it nationally by working with other schools with a similar mission to ours. In light of that work we are excited to use this blog as a platform to engage you in several ways to create a community interested in these same issues.
You can look forward to a post where our Head of School will talk about our “in the trenches” work with our high school students at Eagle Rock School.
We’ll keep you up to date on our national mission work related to having a positive effect on schools in the United States such as pieces about our work with a network of charter schools in Albuquerque, NM.
We’ll launch conversations with you, those interested in the progressive education community, around current, hot topic issues impacting public education nationally. We encourage you to pose the complex issues you are dealing with in your context and we will weigh in. We look forward to a dialogue about innovative ways to navigate the thorny issues facing schools.
We’ll share resources and invite you to share of resources and insights consistent with the national work of our professional development center such as our Project Based Learning work in Durham, NC, our youth/adult partnership work in Vermont & our curriculum revision work in Denver.
Another way we will make this blog interactive is by ending each post with a question. What topics would you like to see in this new blog? Oh, and of course, we wish you a Happy New Year.