Debut Young Adult Book Author Commits Proceeds to Teaching for Change

Debut young adult author Rebecca Villarreal has committed five percent of all net proceeds of her first book, The Amazing Adventures of Selma Calderón, (Mama Chelo Press, 2015) to Teaching for Change. Released in August, the book tells the story of two fifth graders—Selma Calderón and her best friend Hurley Bingenworth—as they use magical powers […]

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New Multicultural Children’s Books

This year we are pleasantly surprised to find more than the usual handful of new children’s books to recommend. There continues to be a critical scarcity of good children’s books by and about people of color, so we are happy to shine a light on these books that challenge the norm.     More new […]

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Mississippi Teacher Fellows Host Workshops Across the State

“I want to bring these lessons on teaching about the Civil Rights Movement to teachers in my school district.” Raymond Brookter’s sentiment was echoed by all the participants in our summer institute for Mississippi teacher fellows. On top of their full course load, these teachers rolled up their sleeves and made that vision a reality. […]

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Ta-Nehisi Coates on Teaching History

On October 15, 2015, Teaching for Change staff member Julian Hipkins III had the opportunity to ask Ta-Nehisi Coates about how to teach students the truth “about white supremacy” without discouraging them and to let them know they can do “something to fight back against white supremacy and have hope for the future.” Coates’ response provides […]

Preserving and Teaching Black History

The Teaching for Change board and staff wish a happy December 30 birthday to Timothy L. Jenkins. Below is an interview and here are other articles and commentaries by Jenkins. “The river that forgets its origin dries up,” said Teaching for Change board member Timothy Lionel Jenkins in his interview on the Rock Newman show on October 7, […]

DC History Quiz

When most people think of Washington, D.C., what comes to mind are monuments, museums, and the federal government. Often overlooked is the local city, long shaped by issues of race, class, and colonial status. Teaching for Change staff and advisers prepared this “learn-as-you-go” quiz about D.C. to help fill the gaps in the traditional textbooks […]

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House Parties Celebrate 25 Years of Teaching for Change

Fundraising has never been so much fun! In honor of the organization’s 25th anniversary, Teaching for Change supporters are hosting house parties to raise funds and spread the word about the work. Five parties have been held this fall, and more events are in the works for the spring. Read more about each party below. February 21, 2016 […]

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Américas Award 2015 and K-12 Workshop

Forty teachers came to the Américas Award  and CLASP K-12 teacher workshop on September 17, co-sponsored by Teaching for Change. Participants had the pleasure of hearing first hand from the award-winning authors, Duncan Tonatiuh (Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation) and Margarita Engle (Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal). Teaching for Change’s director […]

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Amelia Boynton Robinson and the Dallas County Voters League (DCVL)

Mrs. Amelia Boynton Robinson passed away on August 26, 2015 at the age of 104. She is best known for her iconic photo after being beaten in Selma on Bloody Sunday. While the photo offers evidence of her bravery and sacrifice, people should also know that her activism on the Edmund Pettus Bridge was preceded by […]

Bring Go-Go into D.C. Area Classrooms

This fall, Teaching for Change is bringing renowned go-go performers to D.C. classrooms to coach and mentor K-12 students as part of our  Teach the Beat project. Students have the unique opportunity to ask questions and perform with expert guidance. To date, fifteen classrooms  have been scheduled to receive visits from go-go performers through a grant from […]

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