América Calderón Selected to National Committee for the Américas Book Award

Teaching for Change bilingual parent organizer América Calderón has been selected as one of five national committee members for the Américas Book Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature.  The Américas Award was the first award for Latino Children’s Literature in the United States. The award was created in 1993 by the national Consortium of […]

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Missouri Teachers’ Overwhelming Response to Family Engagement Training

“This is one of the best trainings I ever attended.” – Elementary ELL Teacher, Bayless School District September 30, 2011 – Teaching for Change parent organizers América Calderón and Jhonna Turner traveled to St. Louis, Missouri in September to conduct a professional development session for more than 70 teachers of English Language Learner (ELL) students. […]

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Student Assignment: How to Improve Our School and Community

It was a hot day in early June, but the 11th graders inside of Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, DC never seemed to sweat. They were cool, put together, looking more like policy advocates in front of congress instead of soon-to-be seniors in high school. Their task: pick a problem facing the community, […]

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Parent Leader Represents Maryland at Education Conference

Washington, DC, March 9, 2011 – Parenting magazine recently announced that Apolonia Arevalo of Prince George’s County has been selected to represent Maryland at the second-annual Mom Congress on Education and Learning® at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. April 10-13. Arevalo was chosen for her outstanding contributions and dedication to improving local schools. A total […]

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Expanding and Deepening Parent Engagement at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School

Teaching for Change worked with E.L. Haynes Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2010 to increase and diversify parent engagement. Our work at the school is made possible with support from the D.C. Children’s Youth Investment Trust Corporation, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Mayor’s Office of Latino Affairs, and […]

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