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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 […]

Teachers Explore the SNCC Digital Gateway Website

Teaching for Change was asked by Duke University and the SNCC Legacy Project to collect stories from experienced teachers about ways to use the SNCC Digital Gateway in their classrooms. We hosted a number of sessions in the DC area and one is scheduled for New York later this spring. Here are some highlights from the […]

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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 SocialJusticeBooks.org 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 grassroots educational response that raises consciousness and moves people to action. Hate crimes against Muslims were up 91 percent in the first half of 2017 compared to 2016. Forty-two percent of Muslims reported bullying of their school-age children and 25 percent of those cases involved a teacher. ISLAMOPHOBIA: […]

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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 […]

2018 Food Justice Youth Summit – Rescheduled

The Food Justice Youth Summit is an all-day event in which DC youth lead workshops focusing on issues of food justice. This event provides youth with the opportunity to share their research, ideas, and recommendations on food justice issues as they work with other youth and food justice activists to build a citywide movement for […]

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Understanding the History of Racist Ideas in the U.S.

Professor Ibram X. Kendi, founder and director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University, will offer a presentation for teachers based on his book Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. This event will be hosted by the D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice on January 17, 2018 […]

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