Remembering the Everyday Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

The following article by Courtland Milloy was published by the Washington Post on August 27, 2013. Milloy quotes Teaching for Change’s executive director, Deborah Menkart, and references the March on Washington interactive quiz and a lesson plan that Teaching for Change prepared as resources to help teach about every day heroes and the struggle for […]

“Did You Know?” Myths and Facts About the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

When many people think of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, all that comes to mind is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s statement, “I Have a Dream.” However, there was much more to this historic event than four words in King’s speech. The March on Washington was a milestone in a movement […]

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Birthday Tribute to Howard Zinn, Our Favorite Teacher

In celebration of what would have been Howard Zinn’s 91st birthday on August 24, 2013, we are thrilled to share this collection of personal remembrances from Zinn’s students at Spelman College in Atlanta and Boston University. Howard Zinn’s deep love for people weaves through these stories—-along with his desire to honor their experiences, their struggles, and their […]

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In Conversation: Kye Allums and Dave Zirin

Monday, August 26 | 6:30-8:00 PM Location: Busboys and Poets, 14th & V Allums and Zirin will tackle LGBTQ issues in sports, trans athletes, transgender rights and issues (especially in the sports world). Kye Allums recently made history by becoming the first openly transgender player in NCAA history to suit up in a basketball game. Dave Zirin […]

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Community Walks Featured as “High-Touch” Strategy in Educational Leadership

How would your families describe their neighborhood? Would teachers see it the same way? In an article for ASCD’s Educational Leadership, noted family engagement expert and author of Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships, Anne Henderson, challenges school leaders to build strong relationships with their families over the summer months by […]

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Peniel Joseph Gets Serious With Colbert About Colorblind Racism and the Voting Rights Act

One of our favorite authors, Tufts professor Peniel Joseph, spoke on the Colbert Report on June 25 about the importance of Section 4 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in the context of colorblind racism and the history of the civil rights movement. Joseph is the author of Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power […]

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Junius Williams on Public School Reform: The New Inequality in Education

Public school reform “is more than just a civil rights issue. It is a blueprint for control of resources in urban communities.” – Junius Williams On June 12, the Institute for Policy Studies and Teaching for Change co-hosted a presentation by lawyer and community organizer Junius Williams on the challenges and next steps for those confronting public school reform […]

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Students’ Film on Voting Rights Reaches National Audience

“I learned that history is everywhere and that by coming to DC to teach people about our town’s Civil Rights Movement history, we made our own history.” – Diamond “Our documentary on SNCC and the voting rights struggle in McComb will be shown permanently at the African American Civil War Museum to visitors from around […]

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A Principal’s Reflection on Parent Engagement

“Having a relationship with parents is really important. Orr Elementary is stronger for that relationship. When we do things, we’re not doing something to someone—we’re working together to build. We’re not fixing parents, we’re learning with them.” – Principal Michelle Edwards After nine years at Orr Elementary (DCPS) in Washington, D.C.’s historic Fairlawn neighborhood, principal […]

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Teaching for Change Presenting at Black History 360

Teaching for Change is honored to be one of the groups presenting in the upcoming BLACK HISTORY 360º 4th Annual Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library Summer Education Institute, July 15-19, 2013. During the seminar, teachers and scholars from across the country engage in lectures, workshops, curriculum labs, curator talks and community walks that explore the […]

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