Seth Saavedra

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Blogger and Former Teacher

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Seth Saavedra is a New Mexican, born and raised. Fueled by his upbringing in public housing and public schools, he has an unwavering commitment to improving New Mexico’s public schools, particularly for those students and communities who are least served by the current system.

Seth was formerly a middle school teacher in Bridgeport, Connecticut, through Teach For America. He triple-majored in English, philosophy and economics at the University of New Mexico and went to Del Norte High School before that.

He’s a proud advocate, agitator, and alchemist. He’s a self-admitted green chile addict. He spends most of his time with family and meandering around New Mexico.

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Posted Nov. 13, 2018

Yes, We Need to Fund Our Schools, But Only If We Update This 100-Year-Old Education System

Here in New Mexico, we’re about to get more money for schools, but we don’t know yet how that will…

By Seth Saavedra

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Posted Nov. 9, 2018

Coffee Break: New Mexico’s Teacher of the Year Jessica Sanders on What Brought Her to Teaching and Why She’s Staying

Once you become a Teacher of the Year, your life changes. I recently had a chance to talk with Jessica…

By Seth Saavedra

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Posted Sep. 18, 2018

I Dropped Out of the Same High School as My Dad. Now I’m Helping Kids Break That Cycle.

Halfway through my senior year of high school, I found I didn’t have enough credits to graduate on time. Between…

By Seth Saavedra

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Posted Apr. 3, 2018

This Is What a Movement to Improve Education for All Students Looks Like

I’ve struggled with a particular notion for many years: Do the education reform efforts of the last 25 years constitute…

By Seth Saavedra

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Posted Oct. 26, 2021

When We Let Go of Assumptions About What School Should Look Like, We Can Better Support the Whole Child

The Center on Reinventing Public Education has been a leader in tracking school districts’ responses to the pandemic and in showcasing innovations that could help…

By Robin Lake

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Posted Oct. 21, 2021

Q&A With Sharif El-Mekki and Shareefah Mason: You Won’t Retain Black Teachers Without Transforming Your School Culture

Shareefah Mason of Teach Plus and Sharif El-Mekki of the Center for Black Educator Development (CBED) believe that schools can only recruit and retain Black…

By Laura Waters

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Posted Oct. 20, 2021

While We Debate Mandatory Vaccines for Teachers, It’s the Kids Who Suffer

I recently wrote a post urging us, as an educator community, to prioritize the health and safety of our students and fellow teaching colleagues as…

By Kwame Sarfo-Mensah

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