Author Malalai Joya Speaks at Busboys and Poets Despite Being Denied a Visa by State Department

“…they can never block my voice from reaching the great and peace-loving people in the United States.” Because the United States denied her visa to enter the U.S., Malalai Joya, an acclaimed women’s rights activist and former member of Afghanistan’s parliament, addressd an audience of over 50 for an author event at Busboys and Poets […]

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Parent Leader Represents Maryland at Education Conference

Washington, DC, March 9, 2011 – Parenting magazine recently announced that Apolonia Arevalo of Prince George’s County has been selected to represent Maryland at the second-annual Mom Congress on Education and Learning® at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. April 10-13. Arevalo was chosen for her outstanding contributions and dedication to improving local schools. A total […]

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Shining a Light on Whistleblowing

The first consumer’s guide for whistleblowers, The Whistleblower’s Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Doing What’s Right and Protecting Yourself, was launched on March 1, 2011 at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. The Handbook was written by Stephen Kohn, Executive Director of the National Whistleblowers Center. The event was sponsored by Busboys and Poets, Teaching […]

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5 Myths About Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan is frequently glorified in the mainstream media. Here are the five enduring myths of the Reagan presidency. Myth #1: Reagan was fiscally responsible. Starting with the myth that the USSR was the “Evil Empire,” Reagan unrelentingly drove up military spending to fight an enemy that was, according to intelligence reports, already in decline (partially from […]

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Beyond Heroes and Holidays Editor on Panel with Claudette Colvin

In 1955, at the age of 15, Claudette Colvin refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus to a white person, in violation of local law. Her arrest preceded that of Rosa Parks by nine months. The following year she became the star witness in the federal case, Browder v. Gayle, that desegregated the Montgomery buses. […]

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Jenice L. View Interviewed About Black History Month

“Yes, Black History Month is still relevant today,” said Jenice L. View, Teaching for Change Professional Development Specialist and George Mason University Assistant Professor, during a news segment, “Black Scholars Discuss Teaching Black History,” on WAMU (88.5) radio. The segment began with the voices of students and a principal from three D.C. schools who are […]

Teaching About Haiti

Our Teaching about Haiti web page continues to be widely used by educators across the country, with over 20,000 page views since we launched days after the earthquake in January, 2010. The page offers a free downloadable version of a teaching guide we produced on Haiti in the 1990s. We added a new, carefully reviewed resource guide with a […]

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Expanding and Deepening Parent Engagement at E.L. Haynes Public Charter School

Teaching for Change worked with E.L. Haynes Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2010 to increase and diversify parent engagement. Our work at the school is made possible with support from the D.C. Children’s Youth Investment Trust Corporation, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, the Mayor’s Office of Latino Affairs, and […]

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