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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tips for Collaborating with Other Families for Racial Justice

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In this article from Embrace Race, Dr. Ann Ishimaru hares some of what she’s learned from her work as an educational researcher and organizer. These 5 guidelines offer starting points for families working to lead change in schools to foster racial and educational justice. Collaborating across lines of race, class, language, and other identities is […]

Racialized Formations of Learning In and Across Contexts

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This  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 the potential of comprehensive education policy. “To address the concerns of racialized formations of learning in and across context, policymakers need to consider social […]

Circling To Move Ahead: Building Asian American Community Power For Educational Justice

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FLDC Phase 2 Partner Southeast Seattle Education Coalition (SESEC) has written a series of blog posts that attend to the resiliency and agency of the Asian American community in Southeast Seattle. Together with the Chinese Information Service Center (CISC), SESEC shares in the first blog post an overview of their design process with a group […]

Building Community & Organizational Capacity for Racial Equity in Southeast Seattle

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In the local FLDC site in Seattle, co-design was led by the Southeast Seattle Education Coalition (SESEC), in partnership with the University of Washington. SESEC is a coalition of Community Based Organizations (CBOs), schools, educators, community leaders, parents and caregivers, and concerned SE Seattle residents working to improve education for all children, especially those in […]

Equity and Equality in Education: SESEC Summary Report


This summary report, submitted by emily warren & Jondou Chen, documents Phase 2 of the Equity and Equality in Education (EEE) Project led by the Southeast Seattle Education Coalition (SESEC). Over a two year period from Fall 2017 to Summer 2019, the Southeast Seattle Education Coalition (SESEC) convened the Equity and Equality in Education (EEE) […]