‘Tackling Bias in Family Engagement’ Workshop Fills the Room

The attendees began trickling into the room early, and by the time the workshop started, staff were pulling more chairs into the room to seat more than 80 people. The participants were attendees of the 2019 National Family and Community Engagement Conference, hosted by Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) from July 10-12 in Reno, Nevada. […]

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Washington, D.C. Indigenous Peoples’ Day Curriculum Teach-In 2019

September 7, 2019 from 9:30AM-2:00PM National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Washington, D.C. Join the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice (a project of Teaching for Change) for talks and workshops on teaching about Indigenous peoples’ histories and experiences today on Saturday, September 7 at […]

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Let’s Talk! Talking about Race at Home

Saturday, August 17, 2019 National Museum of African American History & Culture Teaching for Change is honored to co-facilitate an event for parents of young children (ages 0-6) at the National Museum of African American History & Culture on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 9:30am – 2:00pm. Note that space is limited. Update: The event […]

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2019 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Curriculum Teach-In New York

September 28, 2019 from 9:00AM-1:30PM National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) New York Join the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian New York (NMAI) and Teaching for Change on September 28, 2019 for talks and workshops on teaching about Indigenous peoples’ histories and experiences today. The speakers and workshops will feature classroom resources […]

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Teaching for Change Summer 2019 Interns Blog

This blog documents the work and insights of the 2019 Teaching for Change summer interns. It is written by the interns themselves, Hannah Russell-Hunter and Raegan Loheide. There are also shorter entries by two interns working remotely this summer, Mohammed Bappe and Conner Suddick.  Week One (June 1 – 7) June 1 Hannah: On the morning […]

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Stories from Teaching for Change Partner Schools 2018-2019

Parents Give Visibility to Autism and Bilingualism as Roving Readers Questions Big and Small: A Parent Leader’s Journey How Parent Read Alouds in the Classroom Benefit Parents as Well as Students Parents Lead Multicultural, Anti-Bias Read Alouds as Roving Readers Parents Give Visibility to Autism and Bilingualism as Roving Readers April 11, 2019 Parents, teachers […]

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Teaching How to Combat Hate: Drawing Lessons from Stories of Survivors

“The mainstream news media often covers the perpetrators of hate crimes, but seldom do we hear the voices of survivors,” Arjun Sethi explained to the close to 20 educators gathered for a workshop on his book, American Hate: Survivors Speak Out (The New Press, 2018). The workshop was held on the evening of May 9, […]

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Welcome to Our New Board Members

The Teaching for Change board and staff are pleased to welcome Nancy Raquel Mirabal and Tiffany Mitchell Patterson to the board of directors. Both of them have been long-time allies of the organization and will now bring their invaluable expertise to the strategic planning and governance of Teaching for Change. Nancy is a historian with […]

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Uplifting Stories from Our Classrooms

On March 14, 2019, eight D.C. teachers reminded everyone of the joys of teaching with moving stories from their classrooms. The event was organized by Stories from Our Classrooms alumni and held in the American Poetry Museum in the Brookland neighborhood of D.C. The space was filled to standing room only with fellow teachers, family […]

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New Website: Story of the Virginia Interscholastic Association (VIA)

We are proud to announce the launch of the Story of the Virginia Interscholastic Association (VIA) website. From 1954-1970, the VIA provided athletic, art, academic, and leadership opportunities for African-American high school students in Virginia. The story of the VIA is the inspiring story of African-American parents, educators, and schools working together to provide enriching […]

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