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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Joy, Justice, and Generosity: Celebrating 25 Years of Teaching for Change

D.C. area allies and supporters gathered to celebrate and reflect on 25 years of Teaching for Change on the evening of June 29, 2016. Event guests heard from noted educators Greg Carr (Howard University) and Enid Lee (co-editor of Beyond Heroes and Holidays) as well as legendary go-go performers Ju-Ju and Sweet Cherie. Teaching for Change was proud to honor individuals and […]

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

We were honored to host nationally renowned educator Enid Lee in D.C. for the month of July, 2016 as a Teaching for Change fellow. The fellowship was 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 of over 30 […]

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Teaching for Change Developing 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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Stories from Our Classrooms Celebration

On June 12, 2016, Teaching for Change celebrated the work of the teachers from our inaugural Stories from Our Classrooms social justice teacher writing group. Every month on a Sunday, social justice teacher writers came together to write, reflect, and share. The event opened with teachers each reading one of the lines below to highlight […]

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