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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 …

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 …

Teaching for Change Featured in Shelf Awareness

Shelf Awareness, a leading journal for the book trade, published a feature article about Teaching for Change’s Bookstore at Busboys and Poets. The author, Shannon McKenna Schmidt, visited us while traveling across the country reporting on independent bookstores. The article begins: “The flagship Busboys and Poets at 14th and V in Washington, D.C., has a classy, convivial …

Américas Book Award 2010

Teaching for Change was honored to help with outreach and book sales for the author signing at the 2010 Américas Award Ceremony at the Library of Congress on October 23. The winners were Carmen Tafolla (author) and Magaly Morales (illustrator) for What Can You Do with a Paleta? / ¿Qué puedes hacer con una paleta? (Tricycle Press, …

Teaching Guide on Ellsberg, the Vietnam War and Whistleblowing

The Zinn Education Project (coordinated by Teaching for Change and Rethinking Schools) just released a free 94-page teaching guide for the film The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers. The teaching guide provides eight lessons on the Vietnam War, Daniel Ellsberg, whistleblowing, the Pentagon Papers and more for U.S. history, government, and language …