Based on the premise of involving communities in education, Taos School Zone (TSZ) is a collective-impact partnership between nonprofits, public and charter schools, and members of the community. It leverages the power of collaboration, scale, and data-based decision-making to responsively address areas of greatest student need. TSZ is the backbone organization for this collaboration.
The School Zone utilizes four strategic interventions:
Collaboration Among Community Groups
Teacher Support and Development
Commitment to Measured Outcomes
TSZ engages teachers, school leaders, students, parents and members of the community side by side with Taos schools as they work to improve outcomes for our children. We are a special project of Taos Community Foundation.
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This School Year
Having worked successfully for two years to establish Taos' first community school at Enos Garcia Elementary, TSZ is returning to its collective impact focus by convening early childhood, K-12, and post-secondary advocates to create and pursue shared goals in the short- and long term.
Special Project of the Taos Community Foundation, working with SMU's
Budd Center, UNM-Taos, and Taos Municipal Schools.