Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Libraries in the Community

The singular mission of Volume & Light is to amplify and spotlight issues and innovations that impact Nashville families. Take a stroll through my blog-ventory and you’ll see sharp-elbowed titles about literacy, unearned privilege, charters schools, and Project LIT (Libraries in the) Community. Yes, Project LIT Community (PLC) is assigned its very own category and I don’t care. So, of course, when I plan a … Continue reading Breaking the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Libraries in the Community

“What We Are Doing With Reading and Literacy Is Replicable In Any School”

I’ll do you a solid and spare you a long introductory paragraph explaining Nashville’s literacy crisis. Instead, I’ll lead with this: Seventeen percent of Nashville’s black and brown children read at grade level or above. We are failing our children by doing what we’ve always done and not accepting responsibility for the failure. I don’t care to hear excuses. My singular interest is in finding … Continue reading “What We Are Doing With Reading and Literacy Is Replicable In Any School”