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D.C. Area Teachers Launch Stories from Our Classrooms

Fourteen D.C. area teachers gathered on Sunday afternoon (October 25) to write stories from their classrooms. This was the first session in a year-long course launched by Teaching for Change. As a result of writing and reflecting together, teacher participants will deepen their own practice, build community among D.C. area social justice educators, and contribute …

Debut Young Adult Book Author Commits Proceeds to Teaching for Change

Debut young adult author Rebecca Villarreal has committed five percent of all net proceeds of her first book, The Amazing Adventures of Selma Calderón, (Mama Chelo Press, 2015) to Teaching for Change. Released in August, the book tells the story of two fifth graders—Selma Calderón and her best friend Hurley Bingenworth—as they use magical powers …

D.C. History Quiz

When most people think of Washington, D.C., what comes to mind are monuments, museums, and the federal government. Often overlooked is the local city, long shaped by issues of race, class, and colonial status. Teaching for Change staff and advisers prepared this “learn-as-you-go” quiz about D.C. to help fill the gaps in the traditional textbooks …

Américas Award 2015 and K-12 Workshop

Forty teachers came to the Américas Award  and CLASP K-12 teacher workshop on September 17, co-sponsored by Teaching for Change. Participants had the pleasure of hearing first hand from the award-winning authors, Duncan Tonatiuh (Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family’s Fight for Desegregation) and Margarita Engle (Silver People: Voices from the Panama Canal). Teaching for Change’s director …