The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement 2017-2018 Seminar Series

September, 2017 – May, 2018 All Souls Church Unitarian | 1500 Harvard St, NW | Washington, D.C. Applications are now closed. “It will be worth it. It will actually surpass your expectations. I walked into this thinking, ‘This is going to be good.’ And it totally blew my mind!” – Keris Lee, 2017 Summer Institute […]

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Summer Conference Workshops

In June 2017, Teaching for Change presented two workshops at the National Family and Community Engagement Conference in San Francisco, Calif., in front of crowded audiences. Unpacking Race, Class, Privilege, and Power: Making the Case for Race and Equity Training explored the roots of systemic racism and made modern-day connections to how race, class, and […]

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Race, Class, and Family Engagement Policy Convening

On May 25, 2017, Teaching for Change hosted a policy convening called “Race, Class, and Family Engagement” to nurture dialogue between frontline pre-K through 8 educators and education policymakers and influencers. Educators from our DCPS partner schools shared their strategies for improving family engagement, and recommendations for disrupting racism and classism toward a goal of equity […]

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

July 17-21, 2017 | 10am – 2pm | Thurgood Marshall Center | 1816 12th St NW | Washington, D.C. Registration is now closed. 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 […]

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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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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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Sanctuary Schools Resolution in D.C.

**UPDATE on March 7, 2017**  The Deputy Mayor for Education responded to our proposal for sanctuary schools in D.C. Teaching for Change staff and our allies agreed the response was inadequate. We acknowledged the response and will continue to discuss next steps with immigrant-led groups, students, educators, families, and advocates for sanctuary policies across the District. […]

Author Zetta Elliott to Middle Schoolers: The World Needs Your Stories

On Friday, February 10, 2017, author Zetta Elliott captivated nearly 100 middle school students at D.C.’s LaSalle-Backus Education Campus (DCPS) with her stories about coming of age, the foster care system, friendship, addiction, mystery, and more. Teaching for Change arranged the visit to LaSalle-Backus, a partner school for the Tellin’ Stories parent organizing project. Elliott’s […]

Parent Perspectives: Becoming a Roving Reader

Dinora Arteaga is a familiar face around LaSalle-Backus Education Campus (DCPS), where her son is in first grade. She is known for being soft-spoken and always ready to participate, with her baby girl in tow. Ever the dedicated parent volunteer, Ms. Arteaga stepped up to participate in LaSalle-Backus’s very first Roving Readers Day on February […]

Act Now: Reduce the Weight of Test Scores on D.C. Schools

D.C. Residents Have a Critical Window to Give Input on Public School Accountability Measures As advocates for equity in education, and as a member of the Coalition for DC Public Schools and Communities (C4DC), Teaching for Change is pleased to share this important information for D.C. residents and to support the fight against high-stakes standardized […]

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