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Seven Things We Learned From the D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools

The D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools gave a powerful start to Black History Month in classrooms across the Washington, D.C. area. Pre-K — 12th grade teachers in more than 100 schools taught lessons about structural racism, intersectional Black identities, and Black history. D.C. was one of many cities across the country that participated in …

And the Youth Shall Lead Us

In light of the outpouring of youth activism for stricter gun laws and against the militarization of schools, Teaching for Change shares these examples of young people at the forefront of social movements throughout U.S. history. We hope these can be useful in the classroom to inform and inspire this generation of activists.

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Partner School

Teaching for Change is pleased to announce an opening for a new school to join the cohort of DC public schools implementing our nationally recognized approach to family engagement, called Tellin’ Stories. Teaching for Change partners with school communities that serve primarily parents of color and lower income families. Our work demonstrates that we can build stronger …

Teachers Explore the History of Racist Ideas in the U.S. with Dr. Ibram Kendi

“The achievement gap is a racist idea.” “Teachers should be teaching about power and the way power works.” These are just two of the statements by Professor Ibram Kendi during his riveting presentation about the history of racist ideas for nearly 200 D.C. area educators on January 17, 2018.  Kendi’s talk was organized by D.C. …

Books Donated for the Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools

For D.C. Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools, dozens of D.C. area teachers will receive copies of the following books for use in the classroom. This wonderful offer is made possible by donations from the Washington Teachers’ Union, St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books, and many individuals: When They Call You A Terrorist: A Black …

How Parent Leadership Improves Student Achievement and Education Equity

Teaching for Change’s approach to family engagement, called Tellin’ Stories, will be featured in the January 31, 2018 “Effective Practices Webinar” for the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement (NAFSCE).  Tellin’ Stories, a nationally recognized approach to family engagement, draws from community organizing, popular education, racial equity, and best practices in family engagement …

Civil Rights Teaching Book Donors

Thank you to everyone who has donated to the new edition of Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching. Champions Timothy Jenkins will match donations up to $10,000. Please help us meet this goal. Rights and Opportunities Foundation Advocates Donald and Patricia Clausen Mia Henry, Freedom Lifted Tours Myla Kabat-Zinn Patrick Newcomb Jr Nzinga Tull …