Important Dates in Puerto Rican History

Pre-1492: Island is a homeland of the Taínos, a native people with links to the southern Arawak peoples of South America. They call the island Borikén. 1493: November 19—Christopher Columbus lands on the island of Borikén on his second voyage to the Western Hemisphere, claiming the island for Spain. 1508: Spanish colonization begins. 1511: The […]

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NMAI Indigenous People’s Day Teach-In Save the Date and Survey

Saturday, September 12, 2020 National Museum of the American Indian Indigenous People’s Day Teach-In The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and Teaching for Change will host the annual Indigenous People’s Day Teach-In online on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The focus this year is environmental justice, in particular food and climate. The day will […]

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Stories from Teaching for Change Partner Schools 2019-2020

Families Read Rainbow Weaver at Langdon ES During Teach Central America Week Dads Read About Teamwork at Langdon Elementary Multilingual Parent Read-Alouds Impact Students at Thomson Elementary Gratitude Shines as a Grandmother Attends a Parent-Principal Chat for the First Time What Happens in a Lockdown? Parent-Principal Chats Bring Community Together to Discuss Emergencies and Safety […]

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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) Application Deadline Extended to February 28 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 what equitable strategies can […]

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An Island Weary of Outside Experiments

By Naomi Klein The dream of the blank canvas, a safe place to test one’s boldest ideas, has a long and bitter history in Puerto Rico. Throughout its long colonial history, the archipelago has continuously served as a living laboratory for prototypes that would later be exported around the globe. There were the notorious experiments […]

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The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement 2019 National Summer Institutes

The Tellin’ Stories Race, Equity, and Family Engagement Summer Institutes will teach participants to apply an asset-based lens to family engagement that is grounded in popular education, community organizing, racial equity, and family engagement research.     Summer institute topics will include: Racism, Classism, and Equity Literacy: Building Context for Families’ Experiences with School Building […]

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Challenge Islamophobia Donors

Our Challenge Islamophobia project is made possible thanks to the generous contributions of the following foundations and individuals.* Thank you. Sponsors California Charitable Foundation Robert W. Deutsch Foundation Betty Lee & Dudley P. Digges Memorial Fund Emergent Fund, a partnership between Solidaire Network, Women Donors Network, Threshold Foundation, and the Democracy Alliance Mavericks Alisha and […]

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Teacher Feedback Wanted for SNCC Website

A beautiful archival website is now online about the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). The site, called the SNCC Digital Gateway, provides a comprehensive, student-friendly archive of the history of SNCC. It was produced by the SNCC Legacy Project, Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies, and Duke University Libraries. Teaching for Change is working with Duke […]

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Donate to the D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools

Your donation will go directly to supporting events and classroom materials for the D.C. area Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools. $1,000 buys copies of Teaching for Black Lives for 50 D.C. area schools $500 supports a curriculum fair for D.C. area teachers $350 brings a go-go musician to a D.C. area school […]

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Indigenous People’s Day Curriculum Night

More than thirty teachers gathered on October 2, 2017 for an Indigenous People’s Curriculum Night at Busboys and Poets. Hosted by D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice, the event began with a “people bingo” activity that provided educators from various schools and organizations an opportunity to meet and get to know one another. Through a […]

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