Fall Confluence 2016

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Diversity / Equity / Innovation



  • The Future of Public Waldorf Education: How Woodland Star Charter School serves a signifiant and growing population of Latino families and English Learners by Brooke Sevenau
  • Betty Staley Interviews Linda Williams, Ed.D. on All Our Children are from Culturally Diverse Backgrounds 
  • Liz Beaven, Ed.D. on The Essential Principles of Public Waldorf Education   
  • Jeff Lough, M.S. on Understanding Special Education in the Public Waldorf School   
  • Mary Gervase, Ph.D. and Mary Goral, Ph.D. on The First International Forum on Public Waldorf Education in China 
  • P L U S announcing a special edition of Confluence on The Social Justice Impulse in Public Waldorf Education due out at the January 2017 National Conference


Core Principles of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education

After a summer of collaborative work, the Board of Directors of the Alliance adopted new Core Principles of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education at its September Board & Advisors Meeting, with the intention stated in the introduction to the seven core principles that they serve to ensure that “PublIc Waldorf education is ever-evolving, and continuously renewed through practice, research, observation, and active reflection.”



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 principles has been developed, noting that both sets of principles arise from the same source.

Fall Confluence Out on October 31

The Fall Confluence will address key themes of the 2017  Conference. THE INTERVIEW will feature Betty Staley speaking with Dr. Linda Williams. The TEACHINGS article by Jeff Lough will look at special education best practices in Public Waldorf schools. Editor Chip Romer will report FROM THE FIELD on a roundtable discussion with five school leaders about their multi-year process of welcoming Hispanic students into Woodland Star Charter School in Sonoma, CA. Daniel Bittleston will report on developments at one existing school and two new initiatives designed to serve African American students in LIVING WALDORF.   Sign up to receive Confuence!



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