Enid Lee in D.C. for Teaching for Change Fellowship

We are excited to announce that nationally renowned educator Enid Lee will be in D.C. for the month of July as a Teaching for Change fellow. The fellowship is made possible by a grant from the Open Society Foundations. Enid Lee works with school districts across the country to create equitable schools and is the author/editor […]

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Teaching for Change to Develop Rosenwald Teaching Guide

Teaching for Change has been invited by the Rosenwald filmmaker to develop a teaching guide for the documentary. The little known history of Julius Rosenwald and the Rosenwald Fund provides an excellent opportunity to explore a number of key themes in U.S. history including the purpose and funding of public education, the Great Migration, Red Summer, the politics […]

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What Happened to the Civil Rights Movement After 1965? Don’t Ask Your Textbook

Here is the latest “If We Knew Our History” article from the Zinn Education Project, a project of Teaching for Change and Rethinking Schools. Please read and share. By Adam Sanchez Fifty years ago this week, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee chairperson Stokely Carmichael made the famous call for “Black Power.” Carmichael’s speech came in the […]

Thank You Julian Hipkins III

In his two years at Teaching for Change, Julian Hipkins III made a tremendous impact on our work in D.C., Mississippi, and across the country. An award-winning U.S. history teacher, Hipkins joined our staff in July of 2014. He brought with him experience in teaching people’s history, a love of go-go, years of coaching students […]

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D.C. Parent Organizing Featured in 2016 AERA Conference Offsite Visits

April 20, 2016 With the 100th annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) national conference and its theme “Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies”  visiting Washington, D.C. this year, Teaching for Change partnered twice with local researchers and education organizers to give conference attendees a glimpse of the parent organizing and family engagement work happening locally. On Saturday, […]

History Lesson Sheds Light on Racism Today

“The Color Line” lesson by Rethinking Schools editor Bill Bigelow is featured in an April 20, 2016 Washington Post article called “How American oligarchs created the concept of race to divide and conquer the poor” by Courtland Milloy Jr. The lesson is on colonial laws enacted to create division and inequality based on race. History teacher and […]

2016 Food Justice Youth Summit

Teaching for Change was pleased to attend and photograph the 2016 Food Justice Youth Summit. See our posts about 2014 and 2015, and view more photographs from 2016 in our Flickr album. By Capital City Public Charter School On April 7, 2016, 11th graders at Capital City Public Charter School hosted the 2nd Annual Food Justice […]

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Why Are All the Kids Who Look Like Me Enslaved?

Teaching for Change is partnering with American Indians in Children’s Literature and Ferguson Response Network to collect letters to Scholastic telling them to publish and distribute children’s books that reflect and affirm the identity, history, and lives of ALL children in our schools. We have received thoughtful letters from all over the country. A teacher from […]

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How Parent Volunteers Inspired a Young Reader

In the 2014-2015 school year, Brian Juarez* was a second grader at Thomson Elementary (DCPS), a fourth-year Tellin’ Stories partner school. He spoke Spanish at home and had already become the interpreter between his parents and his teachers. When there were forms to send home, he filled them out during class with his teacher’s help. Emily Prater, […]

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New Edition of Putting the Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching

Teaching for Change will publish a new edition of the award-winning Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching this year. Submissions Wanted The content will be completely re-organized and much of the material will be new. We are currently making our final selections for the book, and we are soliciting lessons and teaching activities on […]

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