Parents Read Drum Dream Girl for Women’s History Month

Roving Readers, one of our Tellin’ Stories signature activities, creates a space for parents to read stories in their children’s classrooms. On March 9, at Thomson Elementary School (DCPS), a group of eight parents read to both of the second grade classes. The school is in the Chinatown neighborhood of northwest D.C. We read Drum Dream […]

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Seven Things We Learned From the D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools

The D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools gave a powerful start to Black History Month in classrooms across the Washington, D.C. area. Pre-K — 12th grade teachers in more than 100 schools taught lessons about structural racism, intersectional Black identities, and Black history. D.C. was one of many cities across the country that participated in […]

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Teaching for Change is pleased to announce an opening for a new school to join the cohort of DC public schools implementing our nationally recognized approach to family engagement, called Tellin’ Stories. Teaching for Change partners with school communities that serve primarily parents of color and lower income families. Our work demonstrates that we can build stronger […]

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Teachers Explore the History of Racist Ideas in the U.S. with Dr. Ibram Kendi

“The achievement gap is a racist idea.” “Teachers should be teaching about power and the way power works.” These are just two of the statements by Professor Ibram Kendi during his riveting presentation about the history of racist ideas for nearly 200 D.C. area educators on January 17, 2018.  Kendi’s talk was organized by D.C. […]

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Books Donated for the Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools

For D.C. Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools, dozens of D.C. area teachers will receive copies of the following books for use in the classroom. This wonderful offer is made possible by donations from the Washington Teachers’ Union, St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books, and many individuals: When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black […]

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How Parent Leadership Improves Student Achievement and Education Equity

Teaching for Change’s approach to family engagement, called Tellin’ Stories, will be featured in the January 31, 2018 “Effective Practices Webinar” for the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE).  Tellin’ Stories, a nationally recognized approach to family engagement, draws from community organizing, popular education, racial equity, and best practices in family engagement […]

Teacher Feedback Wanted for SNCC Website

A beautiful archival website is now online about the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). The site, called the SNCC Digital Gateway, provides a comprehensive, student-friendly archive of the history of SNCC. It was produced by the SNCC Legacy Project, Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies, and Duke University Libraries. Teaching for Change is working with Duke […]

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Teaching for Change 2017

We are pleased to share selected highlights from Teaching for Change’s work in 2017. Challenging Racism in Children’s Books We launched to identify and promote the best multicultural and social justice children’s books. The site also hosts a database of children’s book reviews by members of the See What We See coalition. Holding the […]

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Challenge Islamophobia with Education

Islamophobia is getting worse. We need a liberatory grassroots educational response that raises consciousness and moves people to action. Hate crimes against Muslims were up a frightening 91% in the first half of 2017 compared to the first half of 2016. A a recent survey found that 42% of Muslims reported bullying of their school-aged […]

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#BlackLivesMatter Week of Action in Schools Nationwide

Educators in cities across the country, including Seattle, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Boston, D.C., Baltimore, and many more are organizing a national Black Lives Matter Week of Action in our Schools the week of February 5-10, 2018. The movement in schools grew out of an action in Seattle in 2016.  During Black Lives Matter Week of […]

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