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Are you a Federal Employee? If Yes, Select TFC on the CFC!

Teaching for Change is pleased to have been selected as a “charity” for the Combined Federal Campaign. Please spread the word and ask anyone you know who is a federal employee to designate Teaching for Change. The Teaching for Change CFCNCA number is 25947. Your pledge impacts the lives of the students, parents, and teachers who use our programs …

State Out of the Union: Teaching for Change Hosts Jeff Biggers

On September 26, just days into Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month, Teaching for Change hosted an event at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. featuring author/historian Jeff Biggers in a new show on immigration, civil rights, and states’ rights. The event was a stop on Biggers’ 30-city nationwide book tour for the release of his latest book, …

Join Us at “A is for Anansi: A Conference on Children’s Literature”

Teaching for Change is honored to participate in the Institute of African American Affairs conference at New York University called “A Is for Anansi: Literature for Children of African Descent” on November 9-10th, 2012. This is the second conference hosted by the Institute of African American Affairs to “deepen and diversify the cannon, conversation and …

Two Chances to Learn About Award Winning Latino Children’s Literature

Teaching for Change is pleased to co-sponsor two events with the Américas Book Award in early October in Washington, DC. One of our staff members, America Calderon, served on the 2012 Americas Award selection committee. If you’ve not read the award winning titles, we encourage you to add them to your reading list today.  

Teaching for Change Pioneers Latino Parent Leadership Training in D.C.

In Washington, D.C. and in cities across the country, cultural and language barriers present some of the biggest challenges  to building effective home-school partnerships. Teaching for Change’s parent empowerment initiative has a few methods for overcoming this stumbling block: providing translation services for parent meetings, recruiting multilingual parent leaders, and promoting cultural understanding through community …

Working Together: Parents and Principal Start the Year with a Critical Dialogue

In a promising start to the 2012-2013 school year, parents at Strong John Thomson Elementary (D.C. Public Schools) convened for the first of many discussions with Principal Carmen Shepherd. Just after the start of the school day on September 7, about 30 parents—a few with toddlers or infants in tow—gathered in the large meeting room …