We are thrilled to share a new publication from FLDC’s Ann Ishimaru on families and communities leading towards educational justice, published in the Journal of Educational Administration (JEA)in a special issue (forthcoming) edited by Karen Seashore Louis and Muhammad Khalifa at the University of Minnesota. The purpose of this paper is to deepen the understanding of how minoritized families and communities contribute to equity-focused school change, not […]
NEW: Leveraging Family and Community Expertise to Strengthen Native Early Childhood Education This research-practice brief, written by Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz, offers key insights into family and community engagement in early childhood education practice and research.
FLDC Announcement: Congratulations Megan! Dr. Megan Bang, one of the co-principal investigators (PI) on the FLDC project, is transitioning into her new role as Senior Vice President at the Spencer Foundation, Board of Science Education of the National Academy of Sciences, and full professor at Northwestern University, School of Education and Social Policy! She will continue to co-direct the FLDC project from her new institution base. We […]
NEW: Racialized Formations of Learning In and Across Context Research Brief “Racializations are not just in language, discourse, and ideology but also shape the neurobiological structure of the body.” – pg. 2 This new research brief, written by Ezekiel Dixón-Roman, provides a way of understanding what racializations are, discusses some of the important research literature on the impact of racializations in education, and highlights […]
“Families are the heart of Indigenous nations and communities.” We are excited to share a new publication on Indigenous family engagement from FLDC’s Dr. Megan Bang, Charlene Montaño Nolan, and Nikki McDaid-Morgan! This chapter, published in the Handbook of Indigenous Education (editors Elizabeth Ann McKinley & Linda Tuhiwai Smith), argues for amplifying and renewing Indigenous family leadership and engagement in systems of education that aim to support Indigenous communities’ resurgence. […]
RE-IMAGINING AND HUMANIZING PARENT-TEACHER CONVERSATIONS AND INTERACTIONS THROUGH ROLE-PLAY FLDC partners Community Asset Development Re-defining Education (CADRE) and University of California, Los Angeles share the role-play practice brief (PDF) that developed from their community design circles in Los Angeles, California. CADRE parent leaders participated in a series of design circles where they engaged in role-playing and collective reflection to unpack and re-imagine powered parent-teacher relationships. By re-imagining how these […]
FLDC partners University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) and University of Utah share a few sample pages of the comic that was developed last year with a group of parents in their design circle. These design circles brought together Latino/a parents, community members, and school leaders to work collaboratively on re-imagining an existing platform for families to take part in school resource allocation decisions, the School Community Councils (SCC) in Salt […]
With AERA being only days away, we want to suggest a sampling of a few sessions to check out from our collaborative members. Please note this is not an exhaustive list. We hope to see you there! Cultivating Relationships With Families and Communities Toward Educational Justice and Community Well-Being – Aditi Rajendran, Charlene Nolan, Ann Ishimaru, Megan Bang, Henedina Tavares School and Community Partnerships as Geographies of Opportunity […]
Our project image was designed by Dr. Paul Kuttner, FLDC collaborative member. Click here to read a blog post from Dr. Kuttner about the design process. The article is part of CulturalOrganizing.org, a site working for justice at the intersection of art, activism, education, and culture.
“Joyce Parker devotes her heart and soul to making sure kids are in school and pointed toward graduation. “Everyone’s responsible when children are out of school: parents, social workers, church members, teachers, police officers and so on,” said the director of Citizens for a Better Greenville. That belief set the foundation of the organization’s “Missing in Action” campaign, launched as a concerted community approach to […]