Teachers Connect with Families, Neighborhood During Community Walks

[embedit cf=”ORR-THOMPSON-COMM-WALK”] On Wednesday, August 22, 2012, parents at Thomson Elementary School (DCPS) led teachers and administrators on a Community Walk through the neighborhood in which many of the families live. More than 60 teachers, parents, and students visited local landmarks and the buildings that many of the school’s Latino families call home. As the group from […]

Teaching for Change Offers Dynamic Training for DCPS Head Start

How could this training be improved? “More of it.” Role playing, strategy games, storytelling, and interviews were just some of the activities in store for D.C. Public Schools’ Community and Parent Outreach Coordinators (CPOCs) for Head Start. “Thank you!” and “I enjoyed it!” were among the comments the CPOCs shared at the end, but they […]

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Race & Education: An A.C.T.O.R. Discussion

The Langston Room was full to capacity for the Race & Education discussion at Busboys and Poets on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. Teaching for Change was pleased to serve as a partner for this event which was part of the monthly A.C.T.O.R. (A Continuing Talk on Race) series coordinated by Pamela Pinnock. Over two-thirds of the attendees […]

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Dangerous Legal Status Precedent Averted

In mid-August, Teaching for Change staff member America Calderon saw a new requirement on the form for parents enrolling their children in afterschool programs: bring in proof of U.S. legal status. Teaching for Change staff members quickly made some calls and learned that this was not initiated by DCPS. Instead it is a requirement from […]

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Enid Lee: Putting Race on the Table

“Never get used to injustice. It is an unnatural condition. Even if you can’t remove the injustice today, continue to call it by its correct name.” —Enid Lee Enid Lee is a “front line teacher,” teacher educator, researcher, writer, consultant, facilitator, and speaker. She has taught in the Caribbean, Canada, and the United States. Lee consults […]

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Allyson Criner Brown Selected for Fellowship

We are proud to announce that associate director Allyson Criner Brown has been selected by the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington for a prestigious fellowship that will expose her to a rich network of mentors, colleagues, and other nonprofit organization leaders. This intensive experience will prepare her for a future executive directorship. Allyson joined Teaching for […]

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Honor Chuck Brown’s Legacy: Teach the Beat

In honor of Chuck Brown‘s life and legacy, we invite teachers to share lessons and/or stories about how to infuse the history and music of go-go into the curriculum. The music and culture of go-go have been integral to DC’s history since the 1970s. We believe that this history should be just as integral to […]

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The Go-Go Beat in Washington D.C.: Developing Classroom Lessons

On July 9, 2011, the D.C. community convened for a beat, the Go-Go beat. The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum hosted Evolution of the Go-Go Beat in Washington, D.C., the second program in a series devoted to Washington, D.C.’s homegrown genre of music. Go-Go music, the history of which has been carefully chronicled in The Beat! […]

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Thank You for Joining the Teaching Out LOUD Campaign

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Spring 2012 Teaching Out LOUD campaign, the board and staff of Teaching for Change give our most sincere thanks. Social justice teaching should not be silenced, and we want to recognize the wonderful and generous individuals who helped us raise more than $10,000 for social justice books, […]

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Sasha Reuther Shares Labor Film with Students: Filmfest 2012

By Jozi Zwerdling Students in Washington, D.C., had the rare opportunity to discuss the hidden history of labor through Brothers on the Line, a new film they screened in school, with Sasha Reuther, who is both the filmmaker and grandson of one of the famous Reuther brothers. Teaching for Change and Filmfest DC, with the […]

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