BLTN and Policy

NextGen Confronts Violence

May 31st, 2023 | By

On May 18, NextGen members and supporters gathered to discuss safety and violence in their communities. The meeting had an air of poignancy and urgency. One of NextGen’s founding youth members from South Carolina, Na’Zae Baltimore was killed less than a month prior, in an act of senseless gun violence. After a tribute to Na’Zae,

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Organizing Youth Voice when the Stakes are High

Jun 3rd, 2022 | By

In December of this year, my students and I were made aware of an “innovation proposal” that would close our public, open-enrollment high school and re-open it beholden to a private board. The “innovation school” process takes advantage of a curious loophole in Massachusetts state law that allows any parent, teacher, or organization related to

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Bread Loaf Teacher Network: A Resource for Virtual Teaching and Learning in Time of Pandemic

May 21st, 2020 | By

“…When the pandemic hit our youth we were able immediately to access caring, knowledgeable adults and each other….”

Help Needed!: A Story of Bread Loaf Teacher Networking

Jan 16th, 2018 | By

Alfredo Celedón Luján, BLSE 1987, Bread Loaf/New Mexico director’s assistant, is the 2017 recipient of the National Council of Teachers of English’s Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award, in recognition of his contributions to the development of NCTE’s professional community.   Help Needed!: A Story of Bread Loaf Teacher Networking NCTE Conference at St.

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Vermont What’s the Story? Update: November, 2016

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

Editor’s note: This update on the Vermont What’s the Story? project is provided by Tim O’Leary (BLSE ’16), reposted from the project website at  WTS Update: November 9th  We are two months into complex work, digging deep into critical thinking, communication, and collaboration in a hybrid (in person and online) environment, all with the prospects of creating positive social

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Navajo Youth Share Advocacy Work at Vermont Campus

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

Navajo Youth Leaders for Community Health and Social Change (NCHO) visit Bread Loaf Vermont July 2016 Building from the work that began at Fern Creek High School in Louisville KY in 2012 with Bread Loaf’s Brent Peters (MA ’16) and Joe Franzen’s food studies program, and Paul Barnwell’s (MA  ’13) digital curriculum, work that came to

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Lawrence Youth Council: Lou Bernieri Keynote Address

Nov 24th, 2016 | By

Lou Bernieri Andover Bread Loaf Director BLSE ’80; Honorary Doctorate ’16 Lawrence, MA Address to the Lawrence Youth Council El Taller, Lawrence, MA I’m honored to have the privilege to talk with you tonight. Thank you for asking me. A shout out to Marquis Victor of Elevated Thought, Lawrence Youth Council (LYC)’s coordinator, who is providing

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BLTN Teachers Advise US ED on Rural Education Issues

Dec 16th, 2014 | By

Over the course of the 2014 summer session, Bread Loaf teachers had the opportunity to engage with the U.S. Department of Education in two “round table” events with ED’s Dennis Bega, and Tom McKenna, who was completing his year as a Teaching Ambassador Fellow for ED.  Bega and McKenna met with Bread Loaf teachers (and

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News and Awards

Dec 13th, 2014 | By

Nancie Atwell just released the third edition of In the Middle: A lifetime of Learning About Writing, Reading, and Adolescents (Heinemann). Adam Banks, Bread Loaf faculty (’14) and professor in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies recently received the 2014 Rhetorician of the Year at The Young

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Secretary Duncan Thanks BLTN’s Rich Gorham

May 14th, 2014 | By

During Teacher Appreciation Week this year, Secretary Arne Duncan called Rich Gorham to thank him for his work in the Lawrence Public Schools and with Andover Bread Loaf (ABL) and its international outreach work in Haiti and Pakistan. Rich was one of only a handful of teachers to receive “Courage Calls,” in a year when

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