Locations of Self and Students: Enid Lee and First Nation Youth in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Teaching for Change adviser Enid Lee described her recent experience in an elementary school classroom with Cree and Ojibwe First Nations students in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was asked to address controversial issues, and selected the contemporary Canadian-based grassroots movement Idle No More that “calls on all people to join in a revolution which honors and […]

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Bringing Matthew Shepard, LGBTQ History and Issues into the Classroom

Teaching for Change is honored to serve as a Lincoln Legacy Project partner for the Ford’s Theatre production of The Laramie Project in fall 2013. On the 15th anniversary of Matthew Shepard’s death, The Laramie Project is a powerful and moving chronicle of how Matthew’s murder became a watershed moment in America. Ford’s Theatre announced […]

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Keep Stories of Resistance at the Forefront: Enid Lee on Talking with Students About School Closings

In the face of Chicago Board of Education plans to close 50 public schools—teachers, parents, and students have rallied to protest what Chicago Teachers’ Union president Karen Lewis describes as a “scorched earth policy.” Teaching for Change adviser Enid Lee offers her insight on the significance of the current activism surrounding the closures. Lee recommends that when […]

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Thunder of Freedom: Holmes County, Mississippi Civil Rights Movement

You are invited to an event featuring the new book Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi   African American Civil War Memorial and Museum Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7-9 pm Presentation: Congressman Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) Welcome: Frank Smith, Director of the African American Civil War Museum Speakers: Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner and Cheryl Reitan […]

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Presentation in DC by Students and Teachers from McComb, Miss.

Please join us for a special reception with students and their teachers from McComb, Mississippi. Tuesday, June 11, 2013 6:00-8:00pm African American Civil War Museum 1925 Vermont Ave NW Washington, DC 20001 Sixteen students and their teachers from McComb will be in D.C. for the National History Day (NHD) competition. This is the second time McComb […]

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Do you love listening to StoryCorps?

[embedit cf=”STORY CORPS MAY 14″]   Do you love listening to StoryCorps? We do. And so will your students. StoryCorps U is looking for teacher and/or whole high school partners in Washington, DC. Here is a an overview of what they offer including a 29-unit curriculum, training, and coaching. The curriculum makes great use of StoryCorps’ database […]

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Teaching for Change Featured at NCPIE

On Wednesday, April 24th, Teaching for Change will present our approach to turning the tables on parent-school relations at the monthly National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE) meeting. América Calderón, bilingual parent organizer, and Allyson Criner Brown, associate director, of Teaching for Change, will present recent research about Teaching for Change’s approach to parent-school […]

Lessons from the Garfield Boycott of the Standardized Test

Update from Jesse Hagopian on 5/13/2013: “Huge win for the #MAPtestboycott today! The Superintendent of the Seattle Public Schools just announced MAP test is not required for high schools next year! We just showed the power of withholding your labor and making demands!…Now we press on to get the MAP test eliminated for all the Seattle Schools.” […]

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Bob Moses, Junot Diaz, Barbara Ransby, and More Share History, Ideas, and Inspiration

These past couple of months have been filled with powerful presentations and dialogues with a host of noted authors. Here are just a few of the authors that Teaching for Change has helped to schedule and co-host at Busboys and Poets in Washington, DC in the spring of 2013.   February 28 My Name is […]

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Fair Chance DC Partnership

We are pleased to announce that Teaching for Change was selected by Fair Chance as one of six new partners for organizational development assistance in 2013. Fair Chance’s mission is to “partner with promising community-based nonprofits serving children, youth and families in Washington, D.C to improve their capacity, strengthen their sustainability, impact and success.” This was a […]

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