Julian Hipkins III Joins Teaching for Change Staff

Award-winning high school teacher Julian Hipkins III has been a long time collaborator with Teaching for Change on countless initiatives from the Zinn Education Project to Storycorps to Civil Rights Teaching. We are very pleased to announce that the collaboration will now be full time as Hipkins joins our staff as the Civil Rights Movement and Labor […]

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McComb, Mississippi Students Learn and Teach in Washington, D.C.

On this 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, we were honored to help host a fantastic week in D.C. of teaching and learning by 11 high school students from McComb, Mississippi. Drawing from history and continuing the tradition of activism, they engaged in a wide range of activities including: Sharing their film and play on Freedom […]

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Teaching the Truth about Youth Migration from Central America

• Under-Age and On the Move • Obama’s Immigration Problem  • • A Crisis  • The Flood of Children •  Turn on any national news program or open a newspaper and these headlines are likely similar to the ones that you have heard. This summer, the U.S. public has been hearing about a massive influx of unaccompanied minors from Central […]

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An Epitaph That Keeps Giving

We are pleased to share with you the speech delivered by Timothy L. Jenkins on June 27, 2014 in the memorial plenary of the 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer convening. Hundreds of people of all ages gathered for this historic event at Tougaloo College in Mississippi. The plenary session, convened by Judy Richardson, was called “In the Mississippi River.” By […]

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Ken Hatter: Stepping Off the Porch

Ken Hatter, steadfast ally of Teaching for Change, is leaving his decade long role as general manager at Busboys and Poets on June 27, 2014. On this occasion, we want to express our immense appreciation for his invaluable support of our Teaching for Change Bookstore. Ken’s insights and intellect have helped shape our work. Teaching for Change […]

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Summer Reading for Social Justice

The best part of summer has arrived, the time to select a book (or books) to savor over the weeks ahead. Each year, the Teaching for Change staff offers recommendations for your summer reading, selected from new releases over the past year. Here is this summer’s list of books for children, middle school, young adults, and adults in fiction […]

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Overwhelmed By Your Support

In the face of the June 16 radio show attack by Rush Limbaugh, Teaching for Change has been showered with calls, emails, facebook comments, tweets, donations, book purchases, and even a delivery of flowers from an elementary school principal. Teachers, parents, authors, and other friends and supporters are letting us know that they stand by our commitment to […]

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Rush Revere: Victor Vanquished by Tiny Bookstore?

On June 19, the We Act Radio program interviewed Teaching for Change staff and allies about the attack by Rush Limbaugh. Limbaugh had told his listeners earlier in the week that  Teaching for Change is racist for featuring children’s books by and about people of color.  The featured guests on We Act Radio were Enid Lee, Zetta Elliott, and Deborah […]

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Rush Limbaugh Calls Teaching for Change Racist for Promoting Diverse Children’s Books

In the last five years, only 10% of children’s books published were about people of color despite the fact that 37% of the U.S. population are people of color.   Rush Limbaugh found out that Teaching for Change is trying to challenge this disparity and he is hopping mad. Limbaugh devoted a long segment of his show on June 16 […]

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D.C. Area Schools Selected for Family Partners Series

Teaching for Change is pleased to announce that six public schools from Washington, D.C. and Prince George’s County, Md. were selected to participate in the Tellin’ Stories Family Partners Series for the 2014–2015 school year. Supported by a three-year grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, this unique professional development and parent leadership series will work […]

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