Interns Explore D.C. Beyond the Monuments

This summer, Teaching for Change benefited greatly from the support of six interns (pictured below) who joined our year-long volunteer, Elena Young.    The internship began with our DC History quiz. This was good preparation for a summer of not only contributing to the work of Teaching for Change—but also exploring the city beyond the monuments […]

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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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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. Registration is now closed. 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 the Harvard Family […]

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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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2017 Food Justice Youth Summit

Yuckity, Yuck. Would you eat our school lunch? Do you wonder how far food travels to get to your plate? How can we convert a food desert into a thriving oasis? How does the food we throw away impact the environment? Tired of youth voices being ignored? These are some of the questions and issues […]

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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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D.C. Teacher Published in Rethinking Schools

We are pleased to announce that Ellen Royse, a teacher from our Stories from Our Classrooms social justice writing course, had her article published in the spring 2017 edition of the Rethinking Schools journal. The article, “‘I See Birds Everywhere I Go’: Engaging urban students in the natural world” begins as follows: I grew up in […]

Teaching for Change Offers Black History Month Briefing on the Hill

At the invitation of Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), Teaching for Change offered a briefing for Congressional staff on teaching the grassroots history of the Civil Rights Movement, beyond the traditional narrative. It was a Black History Month event, held in the Cannon House Office Building on February 28, 2017. The invitation noted, Julian Bond described […]

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