International FilmFest 2015 in D.C. Classrooms

After our meaningful discussion [about the film Limited Partnership], I went home and thought more about the topics of homosexual discrimination and rights. I was one of the students who mentioned how my relatives do not associate with homosexuals. So that night I had a deep conversation with my mother to get a better understanding […]

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Orr Parents Take to Radio to Advocate for New Building

“The [condition] of the building doesn’t reflect the community inside the school,” stated Orr Elementary (DCPS) parent Ms. Sirrell Phillips in a radio interview to discuss the pressing need to modernize the building where her youngest child attends pre-Kindergarten. Phillips and another Orr parent, Mr. Bernard Dickey, were featured guests on Taking Action, a weekly […]

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Teach the Beat: Go-Go Goes to School

Teaching for Change, in partnership with DCPS, is pleased to announce that the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has provided funding for the “Teach the Beat: Go-Go Goes to School: Artists and Scholars in the Classroom” initiative to infuse D.C.’s rich and unique tradition of go-go in the curriculum. To achieve this […]

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Victory Stolen from Ward 8 Community: Parents Fight Again for Orr ES Modernization

Orr Elementary School (DCPS) parents in Washington, D.C.’s Ward 8 have organized for many years to have the building modernized. Orr, with an almost entirely low-income African American student population, is among the last open floor plan schools in the District. Built in 1974, it has never been modernized. The dedicated, high quality administration and teaching staff make […]

Twitter Chat on Roving Readers Program April 22, 2015

Parent read alouds of multicultural books promote family literacy, bring #ParentsTeachersTogether Please join Teaching for Change for a discussion of the Roving Readers program on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 9pm EST. The chat, hosted by the Institute for Educational Leadership, will give insights for schools that want to implement Roving Readers, a program to bring parents into the classroom to read […]

Race, Rights, and Responsibility: NY Education Conference

Teaching for Change is pleased co-sponsors Race, Rights, and Responsibility: What Educators Can Do to Help Their Students Think Critically About Protest, Law Enforcement, and Civil Liberty on May 16, 2015 at the NYU Global Center. The conference is coordinated by Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center), under the […]

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International Film Festival in D.C.

Filmfest DC (April 16-26) will showcase more than 70 feature films, documentaries, and shorts from around the world. The festival features a diverse range of films from over 30 countries in categories including World View, The Lighter Side (comedies), Trust No One (thrillers), Justice Matters (social justice), Rhythm On and Off the Screen, Reel Jazz and […]

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Lessons of Vietnam: Power of Protest

We encourage students and teachers to attend the Vietnam: The Power of Protest convening in Washington, D.C. for the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam Peace Movement on May 1-2. Here is the description from the conference organizers: As war continues to be a clear and present danger to our democracy, we will gather to reflect and […]

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Selma in Kosciusko

  “Women can do just as much as men can when it comes to leadership.” This is just one of the comments made by students in Jessica Dickens’ class in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Dickens, a teacher the Kosciusko School District and Mississippi Civil Rights movement and Labor History teacher fellow, recently introduced the lesson, Stepping into Selma: […]

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Participatory Principal Selection Process

Maria squeezed into the packed Parent Center at Bruce Monroe at Park View Elementary School in D.C. on Friday morning. She came to find out how she can be involved in choosing the school’s next principal in an interactive session led by Teaching for Change that brought to life information DCPS shared the previous week via PowerPoint. As Dr. […]

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