GRADUATION is the focus of the Spring 2015 edition of Confluence. We report on the signing of the service mark agreement with the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) that heralds collaboration between two national organizations serving education in the U.S., get reports From the Field on what collaboration looks like in four different school communities, and hear from four seniors who will graduate in June from three Alliance member high schools.
Fall 2014 Vol. 4 No.1
FOCUS OF THIS ISSUE: COLLABORATION
This Fall 2014 edition of Confluence explores the collaborative nature of our work. We look at key relationships in the classroom with Anna Jacopetii, hear from Christof Weichert about how Child Study enlivens a faculty, and learn about threefold governance at a school in Alaska. You’ll find a report on a successful district partnership on a bond issue for site improvements, and collaboration on a breakfast program that’s serves over 200 students daily regardless of ability to pay.
Interim Board President Shanna Mall reflects on what’s been accomplished since the Alliance was founded, and Confluence Editor Chip Romer thanks Will Stapp and Stephanie Skinner for their critical roles in the evolution of the Alliance and its work toward the deepening of Public Waldorf Education. Information on the Alliance’s 2015 Mini-Grant RFP for new initiative and developing schools can be found on page 8.
Spring 2014 Vol. 3 No.3
FOCUS OF THE ISSUE: Blooming
In this issue Solveig Rogers looks at World Language Education in Alliance member schools, Will Stapp interviews Christ Weichert on “Why Do We Do What We Do?”, Membership Chair Betsy Thagard reports on important new developments that are being planned to take the Alliance members schools to a new level, and Dr. Adam Blanning explains how Rhythm Heals Stress!
Winter 2014 Vol. 3 No.2
Something’s changed. It was palpable this January as we gathered from around the country at the Alliance’s annual conference and dug deeper into the question of our social mission. Attendance was bursting, up 20% from last year. Five schools were recognized for opening their doors this school year alone, many from the East Coast. We’ve spanned the continent! more
Fall 2013 Vol. 3 No.1
I hope you all found recuperation, regeneration and inspiration over the summer and are starting the year with vigor and enthusiasm. 2013-14 is shaping up to be a big, if not watershed year for the Public Waldorf Education movement… I expect that the vigor will really come in handy!
As we go to press, I’m inspired by the collaborative Alliance effort that is providing membership with a very useful tool, that aligns the new Common Core Standards with the Public Waldorf Education developmental curriculum. more
Spring 2013 Vol. 2 No.3
Looking back, 2012-13 has been a significant year of growth for our movement. Our numbers have expanded to 45 known schools and initiatives, and we’ve started to see the Public Waldorf Education impulse move from its spiritual home in the West towards its historical roots in the East…with a few stops in between: schools based on the principles of Public Waldorf Educationwere granted charters in Colorado, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Idaho and Florida this year and are set to open in the fall. more
Winter 2013 Vol. 2 No.2
The Alliance for Public Waldorf Education held its annual national conference at Rudolf Steiner College from February 18-20, 2013. 250 teachers, administrators, board members, parents and friends of Public Waldorf education were in attendance.
The focus of the conference was “Toward the Deepening of Public Waldorf Education” and toward that end, the conference included three outstanding keynote addresses. more