Equity and Family Engagement COVID-19 Resources – A Brief List

In a rejection of the term “social distancing,” our colleague, Kwesi Rollins, of the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL), recently stated that while we may have to be physically distant during this challenging time, it doesn’t mean we can’t and shouldn’t remain socially connected.  Teaching for Change staff and social justice-minded educators across borders are also mindful that […]

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Teaching for Change in 2019

We are pleased to share selected highlights from Teaching for Change’s work in 2019. Our work is made possible by the ongoing support of allies like you. Help us deepen our impact by sharing these stories (as well as our resources for parents and teachers) as we continue building social justice, starting in the classroom. […]

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‘Tackling Bias in Family Engagement’ Workshop Fills the Room

The attendees began trickling into the room early, and by the time the workshop started, staff were pulling more chairs into the room to seat more than 80 people. The participants were attendees of the 2019 National Family and Community Engagement Conference, hosted by Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) from July 10-12 in Reno, Nevada. […]

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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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G is for Gentrification

Breaking Barriers of Race, Class, and Language in Schools In Washington, D.C. and elsewhere, public schools that served predominantly low-income students and students of color are seeing massive demographic shifts as wealthier and more formally educated families are attracted to the school neighborhoods. Gentrification can add to the challenges traditionally marginalized families—namely those from Black, […]

Twitter Chat on Roving Readers Program April 22, 2015

Parent read alouds of multicultural books promote family literacy, bring #ParentsTeachersTogether Please join Teaching for Change for a discussion of the Roving Readers program on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 9pm EST. The chat, hosted by the Institute for Educational Leadership, will give insights for schools that want to implement Roving Readers, a program to bring parents into the classroom to read […]

Selma in Pictures: Socratic Seminar

By Lynda Tredway In a media driven age, visual images often provide access to important events and political struggles that may be more immediately accessible to students than written texts. At the same time, these images can offer a venue for the development of critical literacy. Images are also useful for differentiating instruction and exposing […]

Crossing Borders Through Art:  The Tortilla as Canvas

BY LYNDA TREDWAY The Border/La Frontera (n) limit, boundary, frontier, limitation, margin, restriction; a line dividing two areas (v) run along the edge of something or form frontier with place Walls protect and walls divide.  Some walls are meant to protect—The Wall of China.  The wall between the West Bank and Jerusalem divides an already […]

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In the News

  Black books: Deborah Menkart Published February 2020 by Crazy Quilt Edi I’ve invited non Black people who are in someway connected to youth literature to share a list of 5-10 books written or illustrated by Blacks that will appeal to children. I asked for anything from board books and graphic novels to biographies and adult […]

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Listen Up! Professional Development for Family Engagement Practitioners

Teaching for Change was honored to present at the National Family Engagement Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 8, 2014. Hosted by the  Institute for Educational Leadership in conjunction with the Coalition for Community Schools National Forum, the conference focused on the intersection between family engagement and educational equity. In our workshop we modeled some of the […]

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