Exciting Developments in McComb, Mississippi

Thanks to funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Teaching for Change has been able to work with a school district and community team in McComb, Mississippi in 2010 to: Send a team of six representatives from the school district and community to the historic 50th anniversary Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Conference at Shaw University. […]

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Premiere of Dave Zirin’s New Film a Fundraiser for Teaching for Change

We were honored to host a premiere of Dave Zirin’s new film, Not Just a Game, as a fundraiser for Teaching for Change on Dec. 13, 2010 at Busboys and Poets. Despite the frigid weather, there was standing room only for the film and live interview of Dave Zirin by literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller. Not Just a […]

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Teaching for Change Featured in Shelf Awareness

Shelf Awareness, a leading journal for the book trade, published a feature article about Teaching for Change’s Bookstore at Busboys and Poets. The author, Shannon McKenna Schmidt, visited us while traveling across the country reporting on independent bookstores. The article begins: “The flagship Busboys and Poets at 14th and V in Washington, D.C., has a classy, convivial […]

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Américas Book Award 2010

Teaching for Change was honored to help with outreach and book sales for the author signing at the 2010 Américas Award Ceremony at the Library of Congress on October 23. The winners were Carmen Tafolla (author) and Magaly Morales (illustrator) for What Can You Do with a Paleta? / ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? (Tricycle Press, […]

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Tull Family Fundraiser Features Judy Richardson

On Saturday, October 2, 2010, Knox and Brenda Tull opened the doors of their Washington, DC home to host a fundraiser for Teaching for Change’s 20th Anniversary. With Judy Richardson — Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) veteran, Eyes on the Prize filmmaker, and co-editor of a new book detailing personal narratives of women in SNCC […]

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Teaching Guide on Ellsberg, the Vietnam War and Whistleblowing

The Zinn Education Project (coordinated by Teaching for Change and Rethinking Schools) just released a free 94-page teaching guide for the film The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. The teaching guide provides eight lessons on the Vietnam War, Daniel Ellsberg, whistleblowing, the Pentagon Papers and more for U.S. history, government, and language […]

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Alicia Horton – Thank You for 13 Years of Leadership

Alicia Horton served on the Teaching for Change Board of Directors for 13 years, almost 10 of those as the Board Chair. Having recently taken on the vital but all-consuming role as Executive Director of Thrive DC, she made the difficult decision to leave the Board but remains an avid supporter. Alicia wrote: “My time […]

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Edwidge Danticat Fills the House

Award winning Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat offered a reading and discussion based on her new book, Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work at Busboys and Poets on October 20, 2010. More than 130 people were in attendance and many more who could not get in waited to get a book signed at the end […]

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Firsthand View of the School Reform Debate in D.C.

As a national organization based in D.C., Teaching for Change has a firsthand view of school reform in DCPS and the accompanying debates around education reform. Many in the media have portrayed the results of the recent mayoral election as a reflection of the tone but not the substance of the reform. From editorials in […]

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Child of the Civil Rights Movement author Paula Young Shelton in McComb, Miss.

Paula Young Shelton, author of Child of the Civil Rights Movement (Random House, 2009), was the special guest of the McComb School District on Friday, September 24, 2010. Ms. Shelton offered a literacy workshop to early childhood teachers, read to elementary and high school students and was the featured speaker at a Community Literacy Campaign […]

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