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

    Widening the Lens: A Conversation with Beverly Daniel Tatum Published April 2019 by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) It was a little more than two decades ago that Beverly Daniel Tatum, a psychologist and educator, published Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? Based in part […]

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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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National Family Engagement Conference Presentation

Teaching for Change has been invited to present at the National Family and Community Engagement Conference. We will be leading a session called Professional Development for Family Engagement Practitioners. In this interactive session, participants will learn time-tested approaches from Teaching for Change’s Tellin’ Stories Project to: (1) help teachers and administrators rethink their assumptions about parent involvement […]

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News and Updates

Here are stories from Teaching for Change’s parent organizing. See all Teaching for Change news.    

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Awards and Recognition

You, Your Child, and School: Navigate Your Way to the Best Education (Viking, 2018) by Sir Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica features a description of Tellin’ Stories. “In some communities, there are serious obstacles to parents engaging with their children’s schools. Collective action with other parents and educators can generate a powerful momentum for change,” is how […]

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