EDUCATION | Carnegie Corporation of New York’s education program commissioned the Global Family Research Project to write a challenge paper to examine the history, current practice, and the future potential of family and community engagement as essential to ensuring lifelong success for all children. (Carnegie, 11/1)
Meeting this challenge requires ensuring that all families and communities—not just economically advantaged ones—have what it takes to build equitable learning pathways for their children, including high-quality schools and out-of-school learning opportunities. Achieving this requires a major shift in thinking—a shift from devaluing and doing to and for families to one of valuing and co-creating with them.
Related Event: WRAG members! Join us on Wednesday, November 28 for the final session of our Public Education Learning Series where we will hear from experts and practitioners in building relationships between schools and families. Register now.
MIGRATION | How the false narrative of migration as a “danger to US citizens” has evolved through the decades. (Citylab, 11/2)
BUSINESS | DC officials believe the city has a better shot at passing a bill to regulate and tax marijuana sales as a result of the Democrats gaining control of the House of Representatives. (WAMU, 11/7)
– As reports have come out that Amazon’s second headquarters will be split between Crystal City and New York, affordable housing advocates in Virginia worry that the state won’t ask the company to mitigate its impact on housing prices. (ARLnow, 11/7)
– Monika Nemeth, who won a seat in ANC 3F on election night, has made history as the first out transgender person to be elected to a city position in DC. (Washingtonian, 11/7)
An 11-year-old Virginia student has won the KidsPost’s space poster contest.