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 […]
“Our Stories Are Powerful”: The Use of Youth Storytelling in Policy Advocacy to Combat the School-to-Prison Pipeline
FLDC member Mark Warren, along with Jeffrey S. Moyer and Andrew R. King, are the authors of, “‘Our Stories Are Powerful’: The Use of Youth Storytelling in Policy Advocacy to Combat the School-to-Prison Pipeline” in the Summer 2020 Harvard Educational Review. Abstract: The use of narratives and storytelling has become an increasingly common strategy in […]
Just Schools, by Dr. Ann Ishimaru, examines the challenges and possibilities for building more equitable forms of collaboration among nondominant families, communities, and schools. The text explores how equitable collaboration entails ongoing processes that begin with families and communities, transform power, build reciprocity and agency, and foster collective capacity through collective inquiry. These processes offer […]
In this video, put out by the University of Washington College of Education, FLDC members share how they are looking to radically change the old model of education by redesigning family engagement.
We are thrilled to share this 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 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 […]
On February 7-9, 2019, FLDC held our third convening where we invited a group of people that are deeply invested in learning and humanizing our way towards community-defined educational justice and wellbeing. Across these multiple contexts, participants shared their efforts to disrupt inequitable dynamics in schools and catalyze educational possibilities that build on families’ histories, […]
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 […]