Multilingual Parent Read-Alouds Impact Students at Thomson Elementary

On December 13, 2019, parents gathered in the parent center at Thomson Elementary School (DCPS) to review books in preparation for Roving Readers, a signature activity of Teaching for Change’s family engagement project. Thomson parents have been participating in Roving Readers for so many years that having parents read in the classroom has become a […]

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New Report Recognizes Our Tellin’ Stories Project as “Transformative Family Engagement”

A publication based on the findings from an evaluation of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s (WKKF) Family Engagement cohort was released in July 2019, and features stories and lessons from the Tellin’ Stories Project, Teaching for Change’s nationally recognized approach to family engagement. The report, titled Cultivating a Community of Champions for Children Through Transformative Family […]

Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement Seminar – Spring 2020

Exciting, FREE opportunity for DCPS schools in Wards 7 & 8 Two sessions held at Langdon Elementary (1900 Evarts Street NE) Accepting participants up to February 14, 2020 or until full Teaching for Change leads a professional development course for pre-K and elementary school educators to examine how race and class affect family engagement, and […]

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Challenged and Appreciative: Teachers Rethink, Reflect, and Refresh During Summer Institute

From June 25-27, 2019, just days after the school year officially ended, sixteen dedicated educators gathered in Washington, D.C., for the Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement Summer Institute for Teachers and Staff. The goal of the summer institute was to teach participants to apply an asset-based lens to family engagement that is grounded […]

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Teaching for Change in 2019

We are pleased to share selected highlights from Teaching for Change’s work in 2019. Our work is made possible by the ongoing support of allies like you. Help us deepen our impact by sharing these stories (as well as our resources for parents and teachers) as we continue building social justice, starting in the classroom. […]

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What Principals Gained from the 2019 Equity and Family Engagement Summer Institute

For many people, schools may not be the most welcoming places. This is especially true for marginalized members of the school community. As a school leader, this institute helped me reflect upon, develop and create strategies to help all members of the community feel comfortable, valued, and accepted and to help ensure the success of […]

2020 NEH Institute on the Grassroots History of Civil Rights Movement

July 6 – 24, 2020 at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina Teaching for Change is proud to partner with a team of scholars, SNCC veterans, Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies, and the SNCC Legacy Project on a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Teacher Institute, The Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Perspectives, in the summer […]

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Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement Seminar – Fall 2019

Exciting, FREE opportunity for DCPS schools in Wards 7 & 8 Two sessions held at Langdon Elementary (1900 Evarts Street NE) Accepting participants up to September 20, 2019 or until full Teaching for Change leads a professional development course for pre-K and elementary school educators to examine how race and class affect family engagement, and […]

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New Lisa Delpit Book Features Teaching for Change Essay on Engaging Black Parents

Allyson Criner Brown, Teaching for Change’s associate director and manager of the Tellin’ Stories parent empowerment project, reflects on family engagement in a moving essay for Teaching When the World Is on Fire, edited by Lisa Delpit (The New Press, 2019). Criner Brown, a former middle school teacher who has led the nationally recognized Tellin’ […]

Jorge Argueta Launches New Young Adult Book About the Caravan from Central America

By Cierra Kaler-Jones “It’s up to us to change things. I believe in the gentle power of reading. I believe reading changes the hearts, spirits, and minds of people.” —Jorge Argueta On October 7, Jorge Argueta, a native Salvadoran and Pipil Nahua Indian poet and writer of bilingual children’s books shared his moving personal story […]

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