“Multiplication Is for White People”: Full House for Lisa Delpit’s Book Talk

On April 9, 2012, Teaching for Change was honored to co-host the book launch for Lisa Delpit’s new book “Multiplication Is for White People”: Raising Expectations for Other People’s Children (The New Press). Click on images for album.   Education scholar Lisa Delpit spoke to a crowd of nearly 90 educators from D.C. area schools, […]

Capturing Stories, Honoring Teachers

Twenty-four D.C. area teachers, administrators, and students recorded stories as part of the National Teachers Initiative the weekend of August 20-21, 2011 at the Teaching for Change offices.Teaching for Change was honored to partner with the National Teachers Initiative, a project of StoryCorps, to host these 40-minute conversations about teaching with DC area public school […]

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Tellin’ Stories Evaluation Shows Promising Early Results

“Tellin’ Stories activities encourage parents to voice and work proactively, often jointly with school staff, to address their concerns,” concluded Policy Studies Associates, the firm conducting the evaluation of Teaching for Change’s parent engagement initiative, in a preliminary report this spring. Teaching for Change’s Tellin’ Stories Project has been recognized by the Harvard Family Research […]

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Bringing Parents Back to the Table

“I feel more confident because of the Tellin’ Stories meetings – I can approach the principal and the teachers… What I didn’t do when my other children were in school, I’m doing now,” says Olga Salazar, a parent from Thomson Elementary (DCPS) in Washington, DC. Using Teaching for Change’s unique approach to family engagement, Thomson […]

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Stand Against High-Stakes Testing

Teaching for Change is proud to join the coalition of organizations and individuals that have endorsed the National Resolution on High-Stakes Testing including Advancement Project, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, FairTest, Forum for Education and Democracy, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, National Education Association (NEA), Diane Ravitch, Deborah Meier and more.   […]

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Teaching About Trayvon Martin with Young Children

As national attention continues to focus on the tragedy of Trayvon Martin’s murder and schools hold Hoodie Days for Trayvon Martin, teachers have asked for advice for talking about Trayvon in their early childhood classrooms. Many other schools have remained silent about Trayvon Martin’s murder. This could be because of concern about how to address […]

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Risks and Rewards of Teaching for Democracy: Activism in the Classroom

TEACHER EVENT: Thursday, May 3 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM This session was prompted by the recent attacks on ethnic studies in Tucson and the firing of Brooke Harris in Michigan for supporting a student fundraiser for Trayvon Martin’s family. The teachers in Tucson’s Mexican-American Studies program heard the same message her superintendent gave to Ms. […]

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Black History Is U.S. History: Freedom Schools

Mark the 50th anniversary of Freedom Schools with an Ask me about: Freedom Schools commemorative button. Why Freedom Schools? Freedom Schools promote education for transformation and liberation. Freedom Schools allow students to learn about the history of the Civil Rights Movement beyond an individual hero, speech, or march. Freedom Schools invite all of us to look […]

What Kids Aren’t Learning: Speaker Bios

Host Renee Poussaint, Emmy award-winning national news correspondent for CBS and ABC, is the creator of the documentary filmmaking company Wisdom Works. Among her productions is the acclaimed documentary Tutu and Franklin: A Journey Towards Peace. Poussaint is the former CEO and co-founder of the non-profit organization the National Visionary Leadership Project, created to record and […]

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What Kids Aren’t Learning: History Under Attack and Why It Matters

On Monday, March 12, Teaching for Change launched its Teaching Out LOUD fundraising campaign with a panel event at Busboys and Poets that featured Dr. Khalil Muhammad, Jeff Biggers, and Dr. Enid Lee The evening began with a reception featuring live music by the School Without Walls Jazz Combo and refreshments from Busboys and Poets. Over the course of […]

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