It is our great pleasure to share with you a new issue of JFDE.  Since the journal's inception, it has strived to feature research and practices that highlight social justice-oriented work and challenge traditional school-partnership tropes. Unfortunately, over the past year, we have seen heightened tensions between schools and communities resulting from political division and culture wars, the impact of a global pandemic, and the ongoing systemic oppression of minoritized communities. Providing a venue for critical scholarship in this area is more important than ever. We hope that you will find the articles in this issue, which includes Part I of a special issue on Co-Designing Educational Justice and Wellbeing with Families and Communities (from guest editors Ann M. Ishimaru and Megan Bang), as compelling and timely as we do. We encourage JFDE readers to share this new issue widely so that we can continue to promote dialogue on these important topics.