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Check out the Dream Center’s Summer Leadership Camp

on September 12th, 2017 in Blog by | No Comments

Check out the awesome work of our partners at the Dream Center during their Summer Leadership Camp 2017. Congratulations to the team and nice job to the participants! Enjoy their video HERE. To learn more about the Dream Center visit them online HERE or on FaceBook at TheDreamCenter1.

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We’re Back!

on August 6th, 2017 in Blog by | No Comments

We took a hiatus from blogging as we re-doubled our efforts to build our racial equity programming and our work on personalized learning and equity. As the 2018-19 school year is about to commence, we are excited to be back on our blog! Watch this blog for new posts and…

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My Teacher: A Poem

on May 6th, 2015 in Blog by | No Comments

  By Beckett Age 6, First Grade Awesome teacher Teachers teach Caring Loving Helping me learn Hoping I feel happy Can I learn? Yes!

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Thanks to All Who Attended the West Wind Open House

on March 10th, 2015 in Blog by | Comments Off

The West Wind Open House was a success! We enjoyed catching up with long-time friends, colleagues, family, and connecting with new faces. We especially appreciate the Dream Divas who rocked Eastdale Plaza! If you’re less familiar with the Dream Divas, this is a team of young ladies, ages 4-23, who…

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West Wind Open House March 2nd, Join Us!

on February 27th, 2015 in Blog by | No Comments

The annual Open House for West Wind Education Policy Inc. is March 2nd from 4-6 p.m. We look forward to your visit and are excited to announce the Dream Divas dance team, sponsored by the Dream Center, will entertain with a short performance around 5 o’clock. Come enjoy light refreshments, great…

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Black History Month Events in Iowa City

on February 17th, 2015 in Blog by | No Comments

I recently heard yet another story of black youth who feel left out of their school community year round, but who feel it especially strongly during Black History Month, which has gone mostly unrecognized at their school.  I hope that voices of these youth will spark a review of curricular offerings, celebrations,…

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Why Personalized Learning? A Parent’s Perspective

on February 13th, 2015 in Blog by | No Comments

This is the first in a series of blogs to explore personalized learning.  In the first installment, I share my own journey as a parent to understand why personalized learning should be a goal of PK-12 systems and how I came to believe that.  The “evidence” for my parental belief…

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West Wind Open House (Postponed)

on February 2nd, 2015 in Blog by | No Comments

Due to the winter storm, we postponed our annual Open House, which had been scheduled for February 2. We’ll post the new date at this website and send an announcement via email. We look forward to sharing with you some of our new work, including our collaboration in the Creative Corridor…

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A MLK Day to Remember

on January 20th, 2015 in Blog by | No Comments

I hope you had a meaningful MLK Day yesterday!  We are proud that our very own Alecia Brooks was honored yesterday at the 1st Annual Stride Toward Progress Bell Ringing and Awards Ceremony here in Iowa City.  Royceann Porter, 2014-15 African American Achievement Award Recipient, took it upon herself to publicly acknowledge the hard…

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2015 Martin Luther King Day of Service

on January 16th, 2015 in Blog by | 4 Comments

 “Let us all hope that the dark clouds of racial prejudice will soon pass away and the deep fog of misunderstanding  will be lifted from our fear drenched communities, and in some not too distant tomorrow the radiant stars of love and brotherhood will shine over our great nation with…

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