Leader Voices

When Middle Schoolers Can’t Read: Let the Data Lead Your Inquiry

January 30, 2024 | Christi Grossman

Their reading scores were hard to believe. The 6th-grade students who sat in front of me–Arelcy, Edvin, Julian, and twins Antonio and Ernesto*–were excellent students. They had good attendance, attention, behavior, and effort, but, according to the scores...


Increasing Agency for Black Male Students Through Leadership

January 12, 2024 | Jared Crayton-Thomas

“Do you think students should get suspended at all?” I asked Deantae* during an interview about school.  Without hesitation, he responded, “Not really because they are going to miss more days of school. Maybe after-school detention...

Program Highlights

Lead by Learning Alumni Network

December 5, 2023 | Charley Brooks

Last month, Lead by Learning hosted our second Alumni Connect meet-up event and reconnected past Lead by Learning participants with their roots in inquiry!  Designed to be 1-hour professional learning experiences, alums have an opportunity to...


Lead by Learning’s Anti-Racist Networks

November 9, 2023 | Malia Tayabas-Kim and Charley Brooks

In 2021-22 Lead by Learning started the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Leaders Network (BLN) in order to create space for BIPOC leaders to share their lived experiences without having to defend, manage other’s feelings or excuse the actions...