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“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, colleges, …

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 …

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.   …

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. …

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 …