How We Invite Students’ Families to Plan Together With Our Staff

by Chris DeRemer  |  10.6.21

I lead a high school in a beautiful, vibrant community, with 90% students of color and an active, devoted alumni association. It also happens to be a school in which over 90% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch – and one of the lowest performing schools in the city. In a school balancing […]

Reimagining Education: Let’s empower teachers to co-write curriculum with students and families

by Chris DeRemer  |  8.19.20

Chris DeRemer is the dean of instruction at a high school in Denver, CO. This is part of our series on reimagining education. A few years ago, when I was in the classroom full-time, my students and I did a project on gentrification. I was new to the school and the neighborhood, part of the […]