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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Teaching Central America for Latinx Heritage Month — and All Year Long

For Latinx Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), we encourage educators to address topics that are often left out of the textbook. In particular, we encourage educators to explore and teach about Central America. More than four million Central Americans reside in the United States today, yet the lack of resources on Central American heritage in most […]

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D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice Advisers

These are the teacher advisers for the launch year (2017-2018) of the D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice. They were selected to represent pre-school to high school (with one teacher educator) and to include the voices of educators from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. The advisers have met to set the direction for the network, they […]

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Sanctuary Schools Resolution in D.C.

**UPDATE from May 2017**  The Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia issued the following answers to frequently asked questions for schools. The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) issued the following guidance for schools. **UPDATE on March 7, 2017**  The Deputy Mayor for Education responded to our proposal for sanctuary schools in […]

History in Our Families

Ms. Edna McIntyre worked at the Bureau of Engraving for more than 30 years and worked part time as a hairdresser. She attended Madame Walker’s Beauty School.

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Wilfredo: Un niño de El Salvador/A Boy from El Salvador

Wilfredo: Un niño de El Salvador/A Boy from El Salvador is a 45-page bilingual book for children about the experiences of a 12-year-old boy in San Francisco who immigrated to the United States when he was 10. Here is an excerpt from the book: When I was six, [my friend] Victor moved to the United […]

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