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New Book by Allyson Criner Brown: Engagement for Equitable Outcomes

Allyson Criner Brown, former Teaching for Change associate director, is the co-author of a new book, Engagement for Equitable Outcomes: A Practitioner’s Playbook. Teaching for Change co-sponsored a family-friendly book launch event on Memorial Day weekend at Oxon Run Park in Washington, D.C. along with the Ward 8 Education Council and Friends of Oxon Run …

2022 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Curriculum Teach-In

Sovereignty and Treaties Saturday, October 1, 2022 | 12:00PM–2:30PM ET (9:00AM-11:30AM PT) The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) and Teaching for Change will host an online teach-in with a keynote speaker and interactive workshops. NMAI education experts, Teaching for Change, and K–12 teachers will share curriculum and teaching strategies and explore the …

What Are Students Learning About Reconstruction?

Reconstruction was a time of immense possibility for economic equity and progress for multiracial democracy. White supremacists crushed this promise. Today, it is suppressed in K–12 education and public memory. Our Zinn Education Project (with Rethinking Schools) just released a new report, Erasing the Black Freedom Struggle: How State Standards Fail to Teach the Truth About …

Howard Zinn Centennial

The year 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of Howard Zinn’s birth on August 24, 1922, in Brooklyn. At Teaching for Change, our work has and continues to be informed by Zinn’s scholarship in many ways. Zinn helped launch the Zinn Education Project in 2008, which we coordinate along with Rethinking Schools. Zinn was an advisor for …

Joy in the Resistance

In the last two years, we’ve seen a massive increase in demand for our resources. We’ve also seen a widespread right-wing backlash, as GOP lawmakers ban teaching the truth. In 2022 we will: Expand our resources for teaching about Central America, the Civil Rights Movement, go-go, people’s history, and more. Increase professional learning opportunities for …

The Go-Go People’s Plan

Teaching for Change is pleased that our Teach the Beat program is included in the “The Go-Go People’s Plan.” The plan outlines the D.C. government’s strategy to support, preserve, and archive Go-Go music and its history. The Introduction to the plan is by Charles Stephenson, co-author of The Beat: Go-Go Music from Washington, DC, and …