Américas Award 2016 Ceremony and Workshop

The 2016 Américas Award ceremony will be held on September 22 from 2:30 – 4:30pm at the Library of Congress Mumford Room.    The award winners are Out of Darkness by Ashley Perez and Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan. The ceremony is free and open to the public. School groups are welcome. In conjunction with the award, there will […]

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Why I Volunteered at Teaching for Change

By Andy Grayson My name is Andy Grayson and I am a third grade classroom teacher in Alexandria, Virginia. This summer I began volunteering with Teaching for Change, an organization that I became familiar with after attending a district workshop focused on incorporating accurate Central American history into classroom curricula. I attended the workshop in […]

My Third Graders Love Reading “Wilfredo”

Third grade teacher Andy Grayson wrote to tell us that he was thrilled to share Wilfredo: Un niño de El Salvador/A Boy from El Salvador with his students. He learned about the free downloadable book in a Teaching for Change workshop sponsored by the Alexandria City Public Schools. Here is what Grayson told us about why Wilfredo is […]

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G is for Gentrification

Breaking Barriers of Race, Class, and Language in Schools In Washington, D.C. and elsewhere, public schools that served predominantly low-income students and students of color are seeing massive demographic shifts as wealthier and more formally educated families are attracted to the school neighborhoods. Gentrification can add to the challenges traditionally marginalized families—namely those from Black, […]

Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Endorses Teaching “Climate Justice”

By Bill Bigelow Posted on Huffington Post | July 16, 2016 In May, the Portland, Oregon school board passed the country’s first comprehensive “climate justice” resolution. The school board voted unanimously to “abandon the use of any adopted text material that is found to express doubt about the severity of the climate crisis or its […]

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Third Graders Assess and Improve Diversity of Classroom Library

By Jeremy Manger As part of our larger social justice project, my third grade students at High Tech Elementary North County in San Marcos, California completed an investigation into the diversity of our classroom library. Our investigation question was: How diverse is our classroom library? The class decided to examine the library, creating groups of books based […]

Virginia Middle School Students Critique Lack of Diverse Books

By Allison Bell This spring my sixth and seventh grade reading students at Gunston Middle School in Arlington, Virginia researched the lack of diversity in children’s and young adult books. After learning about the statistics on diversity in books and the “We Need Diverse Books” and #StepUpScholastic campaigns, students did surveys of our classroom library […]

SNCC Legacy Project receives the “Education for Liberation Award” from Teaching for Change

Teaching for Change was proud to honor individuals whose work and lived experiences embody the pursuit and interconnectedness of education, multiculturalism, social justice, and democracy with our “Education for Liberation Award” at a celebration of our 25th anniversary on June 29, 2016. Marita Golden, noted author and founder of the Hurston/ Wright Foundation, presented the […]

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Eloise Greenfield receives the “Education for Liberation Award” from Teaching for Change

Renowned children’s book author and poet honored Teaching for Change was proud to honor individuals whose work and lived experiences embody the pursuit and interconnectedness of education, multiculturalism, social justice, and democracy with our “Education for Liberation Award” at a celebration of our 25th anniversary on June 29, 2016. Nzinga Tull, Teaching for Change board […]

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Two DCPS Principals receive the “Education for Liberation Award” from Teaching for Change

Carmen Shepherd of Thomson Elementary and Dr. Marta Palacios of Bruce-Monroe Elementary at Park View honored at June 29 event Teaching for Change was proud to honor individuals whose work and lived experiences embody the pursuit and interconnectedness of education, multiculturalism, social justice, and democracy with our “Education for Liberation Award” at a celebration of […]

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