Parents Read Drum Dream Girl for Women’s History Month

Roving Readers, one of our Tellin’ Stories signature activities, creates a space for parents to read stories in their children’s classrooms. On March 9, at Thomson Elementary School (DCPS), a group of eight parents read to both of the second grade classes. The school is in the Chinatown neighborhood of northwest D.C. We read Drum Dream […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Teachers Explore the SNCC Digital Gateway Website

Teaching for Change was asked by Duke University and the SNCC Legacy Project to collect stories from experienced teachers about ways to use the SNCC Digital Gateway in their classrooms. We hosted a number of sessions in the DC area and one is scheduled for New York later this spring. Here are some highlights from the […]

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Teaching for Change 2017

We are pleased to share selected highlights from Teaching for Change’s work in 2017. Challenging Racism in Children’s Books We launched SocialJusticeBooks.org to identify and promote the best multicultural and social justice children’s books. The site also hosts a database of children’s book reviews by members of the See What We See coalition. Holding the […]

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Challenge Islamophobia Project

Most teaching resources and teacher workshops about Islam and Muslims focus on increasing knowledge of religious texts, beliefs, and rituals rather than addressing the root causes of Islamophobia. This project addresses that gap by placing Islamophobia firmly within an American context and shared cultural history. The lessons are designed to avoid the need for a […]

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Nationwide #BlackLivesMatter at School Week of Action

Educators in cities across the country, including Seattle, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Boston, D.C., Baltimore, and many more are organizing a national Black Lives Matter at School Week of Action the week of February 4-8, 2019. The movement in schools grew out of an action in Seattle in 2016.  During Black Lives Matter at School Week […]

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