Now More than Ever…Recommitting to Anti-Bias Education

A workshop for early childhood educators Friday, July 21, 2017 | 10am – 1pm | Washington, D.C. Early bird registration (by June 30): $40 After June 30: $50 Download PDF Flier to share. Workshop Description This workshop will validate previous efforts to implement anti-bias education in early childhood classrooms along with inspiring new consideration for the importance […]

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Free Book for Your Feedback on Resistance 101

In January, we published a new lesson, “Resistance 101: A Lesson on Social Justice Activists and Strategies” to help introduce a history of resistance to injustice. We want to hear about your use of the lesson. In appreciation for your time, we will send you a free copy of your choice of Teaching for Change […]

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The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement Summer Institute

July 17-21, 2017 | 10am – 2pm | Washington, D.C. Apply by June 16, 2017, limited spots available.  Teaching for Change has developed a highly successful approach to family engagement which successfully addresses the limitations of a one-size fits all approach. Tellin’ Stories has been recognized by the Harvard Family Research Project’s National Family, School, […]

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Invitation: Stories from Our Classrooms Celebration, June 12, 2016

In the fall of 2015, fourteen D.C. area teachers embarked on a journey to write about their work through a social justice lens. You are invited to join their end of year celebration on Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 4-6pm at the Friends Meeting House at 2111 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20008. At the event you will […]

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Parent Perspective: A Principal’s Support for Immigrant Families

Flor Santos* is a regular at the monthly Parent-Principal Chit Chat at her son’s school, Thomson Elementary (DCPS), but this time was especially important. When she stopped by the parent center the previous week, she heard that Principal Carmen Shepherd was going to address parent concerns related to rising anti-immigrant sentiments, ICE raids, and what […]

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Communities for Just Schools Fund

We are pleased to announce that Teaching for Change has received a two-year grant from the Communities for Just Schools Fund (CJSF), a donor collaborative that supports community-led organizations working to ensure healthy school climates. Teaching for Change and Critical Exposure are the two DC grantees for CJSF’s place-based initiative. We will use our funding to […]

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Protecting DC’s Immigrant Students

This blog post is by Valerie Jablow, a DCPS parent who originally posted it on her website educationdc.net, a blog “by, for, and about everyone interested in public education in DC.” The photos are from the day-to-day work of Teaching for Change in schools in the D.C. metro area. So, this is happening now, at DC’s […]

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D.C. Teacher Published in Rethinking Schools

We are pleased to announce that Ellen Royse, a teacher from our Stories from Our Classrooms social justice writing course, had her article published in the spring 2017 edition of the Rethinking Schools journal. The article, “‘I See Birds Everywhere I Go’: Engaging urban students in the natural world” begins as follows: I grew up in […]

Teaching for Change Offers Black History Month Briefing on the Hill

At the invitation of Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), Teaching for Change offered a briefing for Congressional staff on teaching the grassroots history of the Civil Rights Movement, beyond the traditional narrative. It was a Black History Month event, held in the Cannon House Office Building on February 28, 2017. The invitation noted, Julian Bond described […]

D.C. Students Stand with Standing Rock

This month, high school U.S. history teacher Bill Stevens taught his students at the SEED Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. about the issues at stake in the historic struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. To introduce this history, he used the “Standing With Standing Rock” […]

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