K-12 Equity Directors: Configuring the Role for Impact

Terrance Green, Ann Ishimaru, Decoteau Irby and other scholars recently co-authored, K-12 Equity Directors: Configuring the Role for Impact. The report discusses the growth of equity directors in school systems across the country and explores different role configurations that could catalyze systemic change. Read Here

FLDC April Newsletter

Greetings from the Family Leadership Design Collaborative. The ongoing racial reckonings across the nation continue to weigh on us, and we hope that you are finding care and healing within your families and communities of support. In this issue, we share:  Online events to hear from Carol Lee, Na’ilah Suad Nasir, Maxine McKinney de Royston, […]

FLDC March Newsletter

FLDC March Newsletter

Greetings from the Family Leadership Design Collaborative. Spring flowers are beginning to bloom, and we sense a renewed energy to continue building towards more equitable futures. In this issue, we share:  Congratulations to Megan Bang’s recent election into the National Academy of Education and Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy’s new role. Opportunities to learn and connect […]

Understanding Root Causes of Inequities: Praxis During Pandemics

Learn about how the Center for Youth and Community Leadership in Education (CYCLE), led by FLDC member, Keith Catone, are supporting school districts through cross-site learning in creating deeper understanding of systemic and school-level barriers, identifying interventions that address those barriers, and bringing together school districts and communities to devise plans to reverse historical patterns […]

Adult vs. Child-Centered Learning: Why We Need Another Path

Adult vs. Child-Centered Learning: Why We Need Another Path highlights an article by Shirin Vossoughi and colleagues. They examine intergenerational learning that attends to and is reflective of “embodied collaboration” as a path towards educational justice. Read Here

Protecting the Promise: Indigenous Education Between Mothers and Their Children, will be released on April 2nd.

Timothy San Pedro will be releasing his new book, Protecting the Promise: Indigenous Education Between Mothers and Their Children (Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies Series) on April 2nd! This new book features short stories from “five Native families that speak to the everyday aspects of Indigenous educational resurgence rooted in the intergenerational learning that occurs between mothers […]

Enacting Relationships of Kinship and Care in Educational and Research Settings

Ananda Marin, Megan Bang and others co-authored a book chapter, Enacting Relationship of Kinship and Care in Educational and Research Settings. The authors share from their life experiences and stories from engaging in research with youth and communities to provide researchers with methods for self-care and protection. Learn More

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?

TribalCrit

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

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

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

CRT Teach In

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