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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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, veterans, and educators from Duke University and the SNCC Legacy Project on a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Teacher Institute, The Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Perspectives, in the summer of 2020. […]

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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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Let’s Talk! Talking about Race at Home

Monday, September 23, 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 Monday, September 23, 2019 from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. Note that space is limited.   Program Description […]

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Imelda Marroquin: After 10+ Years, Fifth Grade Parent Honors School Principal

June 2019 When Teaching for Change began partnering with Thomson Elementary (DCPS) in the 2011-2012 school year, the community was fighting to recover its reputation after a scandal, parents were fed-up with inadequate family engagement, test scores were lagging, and soon after school started the new assistant principal, Carmen Shepherd, became the interim leader. Parent […]

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Polk Elementary School Hosts Teacher Mini-Conference on Central America

By Cierra Kaler-Jones As the buzzing energy of a new school year filled the gym at James K. Polk Elementary School, staff arrived for a full-day professional development on Central America. On August 27, 2019, staff engaged in descriptive and informative sessions that detailed the history of Central America to provide background context about many […]

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