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 […]

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: […]

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

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 […]

Promoting Culturally Responsive Leadership Practices

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Don’t miss this engaging new article from FLDC member Muhammad Khalifa:  Promoting Culturally Responsive Leadership Practices: Shining a light on marginalized children with humanistic practices and data scrutiny. Excerpt: As a younger man, I worked as a teacher in Detroit, Mich., in a school with mostly black and brown children, some refugees and some white […]

Federal Education Policy: A Promise Neighborhood Case Study

This dissertation by FLDC member Derrick Lopez offers a case study that explicates the construct of “policy implementation process tools” as integral to the work of implementing the Promise Neighborhood Initiative. Policy implementation process tools reify and fortify the relationships necessary for local implementation of federal policy among collaborative partners. This dissertation proposes three classes […]