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Afro-Peruvian Musical Fundraiser for Teaching for Change a Success

Teaching for Change supporters gathered on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 for a preview of GALA Hispanic Theatre’s June 8-26, 2011 show, CANTO AL PERÚ NEGRO: An Afro-Peruvian Musical by Gabriel García, directed by Hugo Medrano. Each year GALA Hispanic Theatre donates the preview night’s show to a local nonprofit organization working in the community. Donors and supporters from Maryland, …

Author Malalai Joya Speaks at Busboys and Poets Despite Being Denied a Visa by State Department

“…they can never block my voice from reaching the great and peace-loving people in the United States.” Because the United States denied her visa to enter the U.S., Malalai Joya, an acclaimed women’s rights activist and former member of Afghanistan’s parliament, addressd an audience of over 50 for an author event at Busboys and Poets …

Parent Leader Represents Maryland at Education Conference

Washington, DC, March 9, 2011 – Parenting magazine recently announced that Apolonia Arevalo of Prince George’s County has been selected to represent Maryland at the second-annual Mom Congress on Education and Learning® at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. April 10-13. Arevalo was chosen for her outstanding contributions and dedication to improving local schools. A total …

Shining a Light on Whistleblowing

The first consumer’s guide for whistleblowers, The Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself, was launched on March 1, 2011 at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. The Handbook was written by Stephen Kohn, Executive Director of the National Whistleblowers Center. The event was sponsored by Busboys and Poets, Teaching …

5 Myths About Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan is frequently glorified in the mainstream media. Here are the five enduring myths of the Reagan presidency. Myth #1: Reagan was fiscally responsible. Starting with the myth that the USSR was the “Evil Empire,” Reagan unrelentingly drove up military spending to fight an enemy that was, according to intelligence reports, already in decline (partially from …

Jenice L. View Interviewed About Black History Month

“Yes, Black History Month is still relevant today,” said Jenice L. View, Teaching for Change Professional Development Specialist and George Mason University Assistant Professor, during a news segment, “Black Scholars Discuss Teaching Black History,” on WAMU (88.5) radio. The segment began with the voices of students and a principal from three D.C. schools who are …

Teaching About Haiti

Our Teaching about Haiti web page continues to be widely used by educators across the country, with over 20,000 page views since we launched days after the earthquake in January, 2010. The page offers a free downloadable version of a teaching guide we produced on Haiti in the 1990s. We added a new, carefully reviewed resource guide with a …