Fixating on Pandemic “Learning Loss” Undermines the Need to Transform

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Maxine McKinney de Royston and Shirin Vossoughi co-authored an op-ed with Truthout, “Fixating on Pandemic ‘Learning Loss’ Undermines the Need to Transform Education”. The authors call for the need to redefine the purposes and the practices of education and the necessity to challenge the “learning loss” narrative along with other harmful educational myths that especially […]

What is TribalCrit?

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Tribal Critical Race Theory (TribalCrit) was developed decades ago by Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy. However, in a recent publication with the National Education Policy Center, TribalCrit is reentered as it is resonant today given the state of the nation. To read more about “What is TribalCrit?”, click here. Download

New Book: Don’t Look Away

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Iheoma Iruka and her colleagues recently published Don’t Look Away: Embracing Anti-Bias Classrooms. This book “leads early childhood professionals to explore and address issues of bias, equity, low expectations, and family engagement to ensure culturally responsive experiences.” To read more and purchase, click here. Purchase

Redefining High-Quality Early Learning – and Identifying Core Principles for Putting It into Practice

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Mariana Souto-Manning has co-authored Redefining High-Quality Early Learning — and Identifying Core Principles for Putting It into Practice where they illustrate 7 principles of practice that encourage “high-quality early learning”, such as all children “are critical thinkers and inquirers” and “they learn best when they are in caring and reciprocal relationships.” Read more here. (Photo: […]

The Changing Terrains of Research in a Time of Pandemic

Ezekiel Dixon-Román co-authored The Changing Terrains of Research in a Time of Pandemic. The authors ask: “If the regularities in the social, cultural, and political spheres are what we characterize as certainties, then what do we make of and do about the uncertainties?” Read full article here. Read Article

Silencing Bicultural Parental Voices through Educational Satisfaction: What Do We Need to Know?

One of our FLDC members, Edward Olivos, recently published an article called Silencing Bicultural Parental Voices through Educational Satisfaction: What Do We Need to Know?  Dr. Olivos questions face-value notions of  minoritized “parental satisfaction” in schools, arguing for the importance of understanding “their educational beliefs and values about education and their knowledge about the US […]

Humanizing practices in online learning communities during pandemics in the USA

Muhammad Khalifa, along with other co-authors, recently published an article Humanizing practices in online learning communities during pandemics in the USA. They reflect on the importance of community-oriented practice of women of color educators to achieve a more “humanizing practice” within teaching and school leadership education.  Read more here.  Read More

Embodied Pathways and Ethical Trails: Studying Learning in and through Relational Histories

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Shirin Vossoughi is an author in Embodied Pathways and Ethical Trails: Studying Learning in and through Relational Histories. Here the authors address how children’s physical interactions when they are learning together reflect histories, ethical stances and relationships over time, which can lead to acts of solidarity among children. To read more, click here. Read Article

Rethinking schools, rethinking learning

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Carol Lee and Na’ilah Suad co-authored Rethinking schools, rethinking learning where they explore and rethink what we want from our schools and what we want them to offer and do for young people, especially now as inequitable schooling conditions have been amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here. Read More

Family-School Relationships Are the Missing Link in COVID-19 Era Education

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A variety of FLDC members authored a thoughtful article, Family-School Relationships Are the Missing Link in COVID-19 Era Education. The article touches upon the important value that is the collaboration between families, communities, and schools especially now as COVID-19 has further magnified the deeply rooted historical injustices found in our inequitable educational system. Read more […]

Restoring Indigenous Systems of Relationality

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Megan Bang, along with several other Indigenous scholars, author Restoring Indigenous Systems Of Relationality, where they “imagine a world that fosters stronger human relationships with each other and with the land—the world that we need.”   To read more click here! Read More

Teach-In on Critical Race Theory

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FLDC member Gerardo López was one of the speakers at a powerful virtual teach-in on Critical Race Theory hosted by NOLAed: Education for Liberation. Watch a recording here.  Watch Here

How to Engage with Families During COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Schooling

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Check out this blog post, How to Engage with Families During COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Schooling, about FLDC member, Southeast Seattle Education Coalition (SESEC). In the post by Riddhi Divanji and Ella Shahn, SESEC Executive Director Erin Okuno shares, “we need to slow down and take time to build relationships. Relationships are the glue that holds our […]

Codesigning With Indigenous Families and Educators: Creating Robotics Education That Contributes to Indigenous Resurgence

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FLDC member Megan Bang, along with Carrie Tzou, Elizabeth Starks, Meixi, Amanda Rambayon, Sara Marie Ortiz, Shawn Peterson, Paradise Gladstone, Ellie Tail, Arianna Chang, Elise Andrew, Xochitl Nevarez, Ashley Braun, wrote Codesigning With Indigenous Families and Educators, which explores “how a complex and highly collaborative partnership worked to examine its biases and assumptions in an […]

Ambulatory Sequences: Ecologies of Learning by Attending and Observing on the Move

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Ananda Marin, FLDC member, is the author of “Ambulatory Sequences: Ecologies of Learning by Attending and Observing on the Move” which was published in the Cognition and Instruction journal.  Abstract: There is a growing corpus of research in the educational sciences that explores the multiple ways in which mobility, or people’s movement from place to […]

Dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline, Remove Officers from Schools

Mark Warren, FLDC member, was interviewed by Stephen Abbott with Organizing Engagement about the school-to-prison pipeline and why it must be dismantled. “Mark Warren is a professor of public policy and public affairs at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s McCormack Graduate School. Warren studies how broad-based alliances, grassroots organizing, and multiracial political action can advance […]

Matters of participation: notes on the study of dignity and learning

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FLDC member Shirin Vossoughi, along with Manuel Luis Espinoza, Mike Rose, and Luis E. Poza, are the authors of “Matters of participation: notes on the study of dignity and learning” in the Mind, Culture, and Activity journal. Abstract: Meaningful participation (i.e., substantive involvement in socially vital activities) and educational dignity (i.e., the multifaceted sense of […]

The Wall of Moms Got Your Attention, but Mothers Have Always Been Fighting for Change

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Camille Wilson, FLDC member, was quoted in a recent Harper’s Bazaar article on the importance of Black mothers’ activism. Chelsey Sanchez writes, “Camille Wilson, a professor at the University of Michigan whose work explores community leadership and educational activism, says that the stain of slavery has always shaped the way Black women parent—and organize. ‘Black mothers have always […]

When Learning as Movement meets Learning on the Move

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Kris Gutiérrez, FLDC member, is the author of “When Learning as Movement meets Learning on the Move” in the Cognition and Instruction journal.  Abstract: Considering the special issue on learning-on-the move in light of earlier work on learning as movement, this commentary reflects on how the articles in the special issue expand the field’s theoretical […]

In an Era of Pandemic and Protest, STEM Education Can’t Pretend to Be Apolitical

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FLDC members Shirin Vossoughi and Megan Bang, along with Daniel Morales-Doyle and Sepehr Vakil, are the authors of an op-ed in Truthout, “In an Era of Pandemic and Protest, STEM Education Can’t Pretend to Be Apolitical”.  “Across the U.S., the push to reopen schools is predicated on troubling beliefs about schools and families. Time at […]

Organizing Engagement Interview with Keith Catone

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Keith Catone, FLDC member, was interviewed by Organizing Engagement.  “As the founding executive director of the Center for Youth and Community Leadership in Education (@CYCLE_RWU) at Roger Williams University, Keith Catone is committed to partnering with communities and schools seeking to build collective power to fight for and win education policies and practices that create equitable […]

Hearts and Minds First: Institutional Logics in Pursuit of Educational Equity

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FLDC member Ann Ishimaru, along with Mollie Galloway, published an article, “Hearts and Minds First: Institutional Logics in Pursuit of Educational Equity” in the August 2020 Educational Administration Quarterly. Abstract: Purpose:Despite an explosion of professional development to help educators discuss issues of race and equity, expectations for addressing racial disparities outstrip current leadership practices, and […]

Learning on the Move Toward Just, Sustainable, and Culturally Thriving Futures

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FLDC member Megan Bang is the author of “Learning on the Move Toward Just, Sustainable, and Culturally Thriving Futures”, which was published in the July-September 2020 edition of Cognition and Instruction. Abstract: This issue is particularly timely, in its plea to the field to understand that human learning and development have always been on the […]