April 9, 2015
HEADING TO NEW YORK

HEADING TO NEW YORK

I’m packing to head to NYC to attend, amongst a smattering of meetings, the seminar: «Gang Warfare in Central America» with Carlos Dada at the Cullman Center…

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March 13, 2015
WHENEVER EL SALVADOR IS IN THE NEWS…

WHENEVER EL SALVADOR IS IN THE NEWS…

On Wednesday, March 11, a US immigration appeals court upheld the deportation of General Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova. Vides, previously the head of the El…

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March 10, 2015
SUEÑOS MÁGICOS

SUEÑOS MÁGICOS

“Este es un ejemplo que transformar la educación no tiene que ver con hacer edificios” Jorge Muñoz, Asistente Técnico Pedagógico del Distrito 0625. Esas fueron…

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March 6, 2015
THIS IS IN EL SALVADOR!

THIS IS IN EL SALVADOR!

This is in El Salvador! ConTextos is thrilled to share images of our newest library collaboration in Nuevo Cuscatlan. Yesterday were mayoral and deputy elections…

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February 24, 2015
10+1 TRUE THINGS ABOUT EDUCATION EVERYWHERE IN CENTRAL AMERICA

10+1 TRUE THINGS ABOUT EDUCATION EVERYWHERE IN CENTRAL AMERICA

Last week, ConTextos was invited to participate in the Strachan Foundation’s first ever Literacy Seminar. Twelve of the leading literacy and education organizations from Guatemala,…

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February 2, 2015
FINALLY!

FINALLY!

Vice President Joe Biden wrote in his New York Times Op Ed: A Plan for Central America: «As we were reminded last summer when thousands…

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January 26, 2015
TWO EL SALVADORS

TWO EL SALVADORS

Las week, Roberto Valencia from ElFaro.net, a widely awarded on-line newspaper covering issues effecting Salvadorans, published “Letter from the Underworld.” Valencia published a letter from a…

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January 20, 2015
“INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE.” –REVEREND MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

“INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE.” –REVEREND MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

I’ve often heard people say that Martin Luther King Day should be a day of schooling, not a day off. After all, what better way…

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January 8, 2015
KINDERGARTEN IN THE “FIRST WORLD”

KINDERGARTEN IN THE “FIRST WORLD”

This morning, I went with my sister and my 5-year-old niece to visit her kindergarten teacher. Kelema got a not-so-stellar report card; my sister needed…

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December 30, 2014
GOODBYE 2014

GOODBYE 2014

Not much to say other than “Thank you” for all the support, guidance and feedback. We are exceedingly proud of the results, and hope you’ll…

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December 22, 2014
AN ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE THAT CARES

AN ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE THAT CARES

Last week I wrote about the challenges of deciding when, how and why to scale. I wrote about ConTextos’—and my own— commitment to outcomes, not just reach.…

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December 15, 2014
QUALITY OR QUANTITY: THE VALUE OF SCALE?

QUALITY OR QUANTITY: THE VALUE OF SCALE?

ConTextos is a learning organization—we constantly reflect upon our work to iterate and improve. This means learning from our mistakes and successes to grow better as…

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