Core Principles of the Alliance of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education
The Friday night keynote address was given by Alliance Board President Liz Beaven on the Core Principles of Public Waldorf Education. A colorful poster articulating the seven Core Principles was distributed to each attendee. Copies have been mailed to all member schools. Small group discussions were organized for participants to reflect on two of the Core Principles and share how they are in evidence in their school community. The Core Principles will now serve as the centerpiece of the Alliance’s Self-Study process that member schools will conduct in the Path to Membership for a sub-license as a Public Waldorf school.
Also, as a part of ongoing efforts with the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), a joint summary of key similarities and differences between Alliance schools and AWSNA schools and their principles has been developed, while noting that both sets of principles arise from the same source.
STANFORD SCOPE STUDY
To view the Stanford study Growing a Waldorf-Inspired Approach in a Public School District, by Diane Friedlaender, Kyle Beckham, Xinhua Zheng, and Linda Darling-Hammond, based on research at the Alice Birney School in Sacramento, CA.
Alliance Mini-Grants to Focus on School Gardens
The deadline for submitting a proposal is midnight on Saturday, April 1
GRANT RANGE: $500 – $2,000
The Alliance Mini-Grants program is intended to deepen the theory and practice of Public Waldorf education. Any Alliance member school at any stage of develop- ment is eligible to apply.
IN THIS EDITION
Chip Romer interviews Betty Staley on the 50th anniversary of her life in Waldorf education that includes foundational leadership of the Public Waldorf school movement. | Jack Petrash ponders how to best serve our children and school communities in the age of Donald Trump. | Charles Burkam shares his conversation with Lydia Whitham on the new Public Waldorf High School in development in Bethesda, MD. | Liz Beaven reports on her recent visit and interview with Ida Oberman at the Community School for Creative Education, Oakland, CA. | TO LEARN MORE