News from the School Reform Initiative – August 2, 2017

SRI Fall Meeting 2017 – Now Accepting Scholarships – Deadline SEPTEMBER 18TH

Thanks in part to our Dream Big Fundraising Campaign, SRI is able to offer financial assistance, through our Faith Dunne and Nancy Mohr Scholarship Fund to help cover the cost of the registration fee. If you are in need of financial assistance to attend the 2017 Fall Meeting, November 2-4 in Atlanta, GA, please complete the scholarship request form.

We will accept applications from August 2-September 18, 2017.  Notification of scholarship awards will be announced by September 20.  Scholarship recipients must accept or decline their award no later than September 29.

You must be an affiliate to apply for a scholarship. If you are not a current SRI affiliate, you can join here. SRI gives priority to classroom teachers.

Scholarships apply to the registration fees only. SRI cannot allocate scholarship support for travel or lodging.

If you have any questions, please contact Heidi Vosekas at 303-586-1169 or at

Share your Back to School Photos and Stories!

This is a very special and hectic time of year, and it is worth taking some time to share and reflect. Join our Facebook Group to post and discuss photos and stories of back to school experiences with colleagues.

We hope you can all take some time to join us in celebrating the new school year. Please join and contribute to our little Facebook community.

SRI Fall Meeting 2017 – Call for Facilitators – Deadline AUGUST 15TH

Each year, as SRI grows and the Fall Meeting continues to attract educators spanning all levels of practice and understanding of our work, we learn more and more about SRI’s mission to create transformational learning communities fiercely committed to educational equity and excellence.

Today, we invite you to do this important work on behalf of SRI. Please consider facilitating a collaborative learning group at the 2017 Fall Meeting in Atlanta, GA

Facilitating a collaborative learning group at the Fall Meeting will be a rich and rewarding experience. It will also be challenging, and frankly, somewhat overwhelming work!  We are starting our selection process early so we can spend time working together over the next few months to prepare for the Fall Meeting.

We hope you will carefully consider this important opportunity. If you are interested, please complete the Fall Meeting Application – found online here. If you have questions about the role, responsibilities, or anything else about the role of Fall Meeting facilitator, please email Beth Graham (  Applications are due August 15th.

Thank you for considering this important role for our Fall Meeting.


Do you have news to share? Interesting things happening in your area? Please let us know so we can share with our community! Email Chris Jones,

Thank you,
Kari Thierer, Heidi Vosekas, Chris Jones, and Beth I Graham
On behalf of School Reform Initiative

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