In March, the Boards of Directors of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education and the Association of Waldorf School of North America signed a letter renewing the mandate of the Joint Venture Committee, formed one year ago, to implement the service mark agreement that acknowledges Public Waldorf education.
The Committee’s is made of up representatives of both organizations who support the highest priorities of each organization as they pursue their common objectives.
To read the letter
To access the Alliance Logo for your school’s website
On March 27, 2015 the Association for Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education (the Alliance) announced a collaborative licensing agreement, which grants the use of the service mark Public Waldorf to the Alliance.
Together, both organizations are forging a new relationship based on their common foundation and perspective on what is best for children. Jointly their goal is to strengthen Waldorf Education and ensure its availability and accessibility to the next generation.
Waldorf educators, whether they work in independent or in public schools, hold Rudolf Steiner’s goal for education to be eloquently expressed in this quote: “Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and meaning to their lives.” In all of Waldorf Education lives the hope of providing new ideas for cultural and educational renewal. It is with tremendous excitement and hope that both associations look towards a future of working collaboratively in service to the children of North America.
For more information, we share here the text of the Joint Letter that spells out the terms of the license agreement, a Memorandum of Understanding that spells out how AWSNA and the Alliance intend to work together, and a Core Principles document with commentary on how Waldorf education is expressed in public Waldorf charter schools.
We invite you to share our enthusiasm for this new development in our movement for educational renewal!
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
Alliance-AWSNA Alignment Strengthens Waldorf Education
IN THIS ISSUE
Amy Bird talks with Melanie Reiser, AWSNA’s Leader of Programs & Activities
FROM THE ALLIANCE
Shanna Mall on The Meaning of Our Joint Venture
FROM THE FIELD
Membership Chair Betsy Thagard makes a Membership Pilot Project Report
Alliance Administrative Coordinator Victoria Temple reports on a Magnet School that Has Opened Its Doors in Louisville, KY
Principal of G.W. Carver High School, writes In Defense of Learning: Designing an Authentic Portfolio Review Assessment
LIVING PUBLIC WALDORF
Class Teacher Laurie Tuchel reflects on Healthy Parent-Parent or Parent-Teacher Communications