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’ […]

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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Stories from Teaching for Change Partner Schools 2018-2019

Imelda Marroquin: After 10+ Years, Fifth Grade Parent Honors School Principal Parents Give Visibility to Autism and Bilingualism as Roving Readers Questions Big and Small: A Parent Leader’s Journey How Parent Read Alouds in the Classroom Benefit Parents as Well as Students Parents Lead Multicultural, Anti-Bias Read Alouds as Roving Readers Imelda Marroquin: After 10+ […]

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Teaching for Change Featured in Sir Ken Robinson’s New Book on Family Engagement

Sir Ken Robinson is the internationally acclaimed educator and author who caught the attention of many with a viral video that illustrated his 2014 TED Talk, “Changing Education Paradigms.” Robinson has continued to write and speak about the challenges and opportunities in education since then, and in 2018 published a new book that focuses on […]

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The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement 2018-2019 Seminar Series

September, 2018 – May, 2019 All Souls Church Unitarian | 1500 Harvard St, NW | Washington, D.C. Applications coming soon. “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 The […]

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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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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 […]

A Meaningful Way to Welcome Parents Back for the New School Year

September 2017 Louise Fall sat quietly and patiently in the Powell Elementary (DCPS) atrium, sitting with the other moms, dads, and caregivers around her. She enjoyed and appreciated a light breakfast – but Louise was really there to learn about her grandson’s upcoming school year so she could take the information back to the rest […]

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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