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Teaching for Change provides communities with the tools to make schools places where students learn to read, write, and change the world.

To promote a vibrant, inclusive democracy, Teaching for Change ensures that schools teach by example – with meaningful parent involvement, participatory lessons that go beyond a hero’s version of history and a curriculum that helps students become active citizens rather than passive consumers.

Teaching for Change has a 20+-year history of promoting education that provides students the skills, knowledge and inspiration to be agents of change for a better world. Awarded Organization of the Year by the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) in 2004, Teaching for Change provides its key constituents—parents and teachers—with social justice focused professional development and resources. With its office in Washington, D.C., Teaching for Change is a national organization with a hands-on commitment to its local community.

Teaching for Change pursues its mission through cutting-edge professional development for teachers, a highly-effective parent-empowerment program, and innovative pre-K—12 publications that serve as a lifeline for teachers, other school staff, and parents.

We operate from the belief that schools can provide students with the skills, knowledge and inspiration to be citizens and architects of a better world—or they can fortify the status quo.

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