Interns Explore D.C. Beyond the Monuments

This summer, Teaching for Change welcomed six new interns to the office. Throughout the summer, the interns will be providing weekly updates on their activities. The summer 2017 interns are:  Maria Brescia-Weiler, Katelyn Campbell, Marvin Clark, Khalila Lomax, Briana Payton, and Matt Smee. (Read bios here.) On their first day, we had them take our […]

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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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Race, Class, and Family Engagement Policy Convening

On May 25, 2017, Teaching for Change hosted a policy convening called “Race, Class, and Family Engagement” to nurture dialogue between frontline pre-K through 8 educators and education policymakers and influencers. Educators from our DCPS partner schools shared their strategies for improving family engagement, and recommendations for disrupting racism and classism toward a goal of equity […]

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Now More than Ever…Recommitting to Anti-Bias Education

A workshop for early childhood educators Friday, July 21, 2017 | 10am – 1pm Thurgood Marshall Center | 1816 12th St NW | Washington, D.C. Early bird registration (by June 30): $40; After June 30: $50 Download PDF Flier to share. Workshop Description This workshop will validate previous efforts to implement anti-bias education in early childhood classrooms along […]

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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. Almost full! Registration will close June 30.  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 […]

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Invitation: Stories from Our Classrooms Celebration, June 12, 2016

In the fall of 2015, fourteen D.C. area teachers embarked on a journey to write about their work through a social justice lens. You are invited to join their end of year celebration on Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 4-6pm at the Friends Meeting House at 2111 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20008. At the event you will […]

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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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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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