NEPC Talks Education: Interview with Ann Ishimaru and Parents From SPEB

Source: National Education Policy Center

Ann Ishimaru, associate professor of education policy, organizations and leadership, recently headlined an NEPC Talks Education podcast featured in the latest bulletin from the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado. Ishimaru was interviewed about creating systems that are responsive to the cultures, languages, priorities, needs, hopes and dreams of racially and culturally diverse youth and families in our schools. She spoke about how a school's culture of family and community engagement tends to be shaped by white heteronormative assumptions that have the effect of excluding students and families from groups who have been historically marginalized. Additional participants featured in the podcast include Regina Elmi, executive director of Supporting Partnerships in Education and Beyond (SPEB), who served as the keynote speaker for this year's College of Education graduation ceremony.