2017 Summer Reading List

For summer reading, Teaching for Change encourages young people to select multicultural and social justice books.  We offer recommendations of new (2016 and 2017) titles on our SocialJusticeBooks.org website.   For many more suggestions, see our full collection of recommended booklists and the We’re the People summer reading list.   Early Elementary | Middle Grades | Young Adult Teaching for Change has launched socialjusticebooks.org to […]

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Interns Explore D.C. Beyond the Monuments

This summer, Teaching for Change benefited greatly from the support of six interns (pictured below) who joined our year-long volunteer, Elena Young.    The internship began with our DC History quiz. This was good preparation for a summer of not only contributing to the work of Teaching for Change—but also exploring the city beyond the monuments […]

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What Students Learn from Resistance 101

Here are some of the comments we have received from teachers about the impact of using Teaching for Change’s Resistance 101 lesson in the spring of 2017. Have you used this lesson? Please send us your feedback and we will send you a free book! Students were amazed just to know that they didn’t have […]

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Free Book for Your Feedback on Resistance 101

In January, we published a new lesson, “Resistance 101: A Lesson on Social Justice Activists and Strategies” to help introduce a history of resistance to injustice. We want to hear about your use of the lesson. In appreciation for your time, we will send you a free copy of your choice of Teaching for Change […]

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The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement Summer Institute

July 17-21, 2017 | 10am – 2pm | Thurgood Marshall Center | 1816 12th St NW | Washington, D.C. Registration is now closed. Teaching for Change has developed a highly successful approach to family engagement which successfully addresses the limitations of a one-size fits all approach. Tellin’ Stories has been recognized by the Harvard Family […]

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Parent Perspective: A Principal’s Support for Immigrant Families

Flor Santos* is a regular at the monthly Parent-Principal Chit Chat at her son’s school, Thomson Elementary (DCPS), but this time was especially important. When she stopped by the parent center the previous week, she heard that Principal Carmen Shepherd was going to address parent concerns related to rising anti-immigrant sentiments, ICE raids, and what […]

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Communities for Just Schools Fund

We are pleased to announce that Teaching for Change has received a two-year grant from the Communities for Just Schools Fund (CJSF), a donor collaborative that supports community-led organizations working to ensure healthy school climates. Teaching for Change and Critical Exposure are the two DC grantees for CJSF’s place-based initiative. We will use our funding to […]

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2017 Food Justice Youth Summit

Yuckity, Yuck. Would you eat our school lunch? Do you wonder how far food travels to get to your plate? How can we convert a food desert into a thriving oasis? How does the food we throw away impact the environment? Tired of youth voices being ignored? These are some of the questions and issues […]

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Arkansas’ Howard Zinn Witch-hunt Fizzles

April 4, 2017 By Bill Bigelow Last week nearly 700 Arkansas teachers and school librarians received copies of books by Howard Zinn—thanks to a right wing state representative. Well, not exactly. But here’s the story. Recently, Republican Kim Hendren introduced legislation that would prohibit teachers in all public schools or state-supported charter schools from including […]

Protecting DC’s Immigrant Students

This blog post is by Valerie Jablow, a DCPS parent who originally posted it on her website educationdc.net, a blog “by, for, and about everyone interested in public education in DC.” The photos are from the day-to-day work of Teaching for Change in schools in the D.C. metro area. So, this is happening now, at DC’s […]

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