100th Anniversary of Waldorf Education   The 100th anniversary of Waldorf education will soon be here!  The first Waldorf school opened its doors in September 1919.  Today Waldorf education is a global movement with schools in over 60 countries.  To … more

                HONORING BETTY STALEY A Celebration of 50 Years in Waldorf Education   On March 4, Lindon Hall at the Sacramento Waldorf School was the scene of a retirement party in celebration of … more

  IN THIS ISSUE   THE INTERVIEW   Confluence editor Chip Romer interviews Betty Staley on celebrating her 50th Anniversary as a Waldorf educator:  A Life Devoted to Waldorf Education   TEACHINGS   Jack Petrash offers a teacher’s reflection on Election … more

2017 Alliance Mini-Grants to Focus on School Gardens The deadline for submitting a proposal is midnight on SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017   GRANT RANGE:  $500 – $1,600   The Alliance Mini-Grants program is intended to deepen the theory and practice of … more

  SPRING 2017 CONTENTS   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. To read Betty’s biography go to A Celebration of Fifty Years in … more

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Widening the Circle: Diversity / Equity / Innovation   IN THIS EDITION 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 … more

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 … more

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        A Charter School Perspective   By Donald Samson   Is it possible for a public Waldorf charter school to reflect the same depth, joy, magic and artistic as well as academic excellence as a private Waldorf … more

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  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 … more

This year we offer 14 workshops and 14 breakout groups across two campuses, at both Rudolf Steiner College and the Sacramento Waldorf School.   Online registration begins on December 1 at  http://www.rudolfsteinercollege.edu/events/alliance-national-conference   To view the conference brochure with workshop … more