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Epic Steps Issue 12 – August 2017

“It’s time to be a disruptive peacemaker. In the classroom, that means being an anti-racist educator.

As educators, we should be laying the groundwork to build trust, understand foundational information and explicitly express anti-racist values from the first day of class so all students have the skills to grapple with these contradictions.”

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Epic Steps Issue 10 – June 2017

Opening a new high school in an established district is a challenge that can be daunting in many respects. Mountainside High School in the Beaverton School District (Beaverton, Oregon) is no exception. A team from EPIC worked with the Mountainside leadership team to help clarify the importance of shared cultural identity and its role in the success of the school.

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EPIC Newsletter – June 2017

A recent article in Getting Smart, Santa Ana Unified Creating Incredible Pathways for Students K-12, features Santa Ana Unified School District and includes EPIC’s work with Valley High School over the past three years. The district is providing incredible learning environments for K–12 students, and EPIC has been instrumental in creating change in Valley High School.

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Epic Steps Issue 9 – May 2017

Over two decades ago, Westview High School (WHS) began an initiative to build a bridge for students between their high school and postsecondary education experiences. With the goals of college readiness and student engagement in mind, WHS built a Senior Inquiry course that mirrored an approach to instruction often seen in postsecondary institutions– one that is cross-curricular and student driven.

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