About Family Engagement Lab Families rely on educators to communicate what their children are learning and how families can help at home. This necessary communication from teachers to families is often inadequate due to racial and cultural biases, in addition to language barriers. School systems need the tools and support to effectively engage families in …
Intercultural Development Research Association
Intercultural Development Research Association Transforming education by putting children first. IDRA’s mission is to achieve equal educational opportunity for every child through strong public schools that prepare all students to access and succeed in college.
Strategies for Equitable Family Engagement
Equitable family engagement focuses on meaningful engagement activities and systems between schools and families that do not characterize or treat specific parent groups as deficient in their level of engagement or approach to education (Day, 2013). This includes specific practices or approaches that reflect the values of a general group of families, as well as …
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Dismantling Adultism Toolkit: How to Build & Maintain a Youth-Centered Organization
This toolkit was designed by youth leaders in New Orleans, LA, to present actionable strategies for organizations to elevate youth voices. The toolkit includes an organizational assessment tool, scorecard, and action template for organizations and districts to understand their own progress toward elevating youth voices and make a plan to improve.
Village of Wisdom
Who We Are We support family organizing and advocacy entities working to eliminate racial injustice in schools. To this end we develop tools and resources that help parents, teachers, and students create ideal learning environments for Black and Brown learners. Mission Close the academic opportunity gap by protecting the intellectual curiosity and positive racial self-concept of Black children …
The Oakland Reach
The HUB That’s Changing The Game. Real change happens at the intersection of organizing, advocacy, and programming. Passionate and fearless parents. The Oakland REACH is a parent-run, parent-led powerful force for radical change. We educate and empower parents to demand high-quality schools for their children.
Memphis Lift is a grassroots organization (of parents) that facilitates parent advocacy and helps parents navigate education choices.
Family Leadership Design Collaborative
Dr. Ishimaru’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of leadership, school-community relationships, and educational equity in P-12 systems. Her work focuses on improving educational leadership – both formal and family/community – to create equitable educational environments, with a particular focus on students, families, and communities who have been historically marginalized in education. Dr. Ishimaru engages in …
Education in a Pandemic: The Disparate Impacts of COVID-19 on America’s Students
This Report from the US Department of Education tells part of a developing story by offering a series of snapshots from mid-March 2020, when many schools shifted abruptly to remote learning, to mid-April 2021. This developing story prompts eleven observations about how widely—and inequitably—the pandemic appears to have impacted America’s students during this time. The …
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MI Blueprint for Comprehensive Student Recovery (Michigan)
The MI Blueprint for Comprehensive Student Recovery is designed to support local education leaders in developing and implementing a comprehensive recovery plan that is multi-year, evidence-based, and equity-driven. Specifically, it will provide a foundation to support in key activities over the next six to eighteen months. This can serve as a template for other States …
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