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Annual Teach-In Expands Teachers’ Knowledge About Indigenous Americans

Published on Oct 4, 2023 by The Washington Informer

Days before 2023 Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Teaching for Change and the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian conducted an annual curriculum teach-in where K-12 teachers collected the knowledge and resources necessary to teach Indigenous American history and culture.

Mount Vernon Recognizes Excellence in History Teaching

Published on Jun 8, 2023 by Connection Newspapers

George Washington’s Mount Vernon has awarded the 2023 History Teacher of the Year to Ariel Alford, a high school history teacher from Hayfield Secondary School… She is also an active member of Teaching for Change’s D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice. (PDF)

Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss Fund the Digitization of the Virginia Interscholastic Association Archives at Virginia State University

Published on May 19, 2023 by Virginia State University

Professional tennis legends Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss have made a generous donation to process, digitize, and catalog the Virginia Interscholastic Association (VIA) archives, which are housed on the campus of Virginia State University. The digitization process will be coordinated by the non-profit organization Teaching for Change. (PDF)

Black Educators And Organizers Focus On ‘Teaching With Tenderness’

Published on May 14, 2023 by NEWSONE

This Teacher Appreciation Week, education justice advocates and educators once again sounded the alarm on inequities in education that impact teachers and children alike. The Communities for Just Schools Fund (CJSF), D.C. Area Educators for Social Justice and Black Lives Matter at School illuminated some of these concerns during a briefing on school culture this past Thursday. The event was facilitated by Kimberly Ellis and Erika Roberson of CJSF and featured current and former educators Dr. Denisha Jones, Vanessa Williams and Nkenge Robertson. (PDF).

Black Educators Are Reimagining A Better School System

Published on March 20, 2023 by In These Times

“Black Lives Matter at School is an act of resistance. It’s a refusal to accept the ways that we are perpetually dehumanized. It’s a statement that we exist, that we are here, and that we are going to fight back.” (PDF)

Five Ideas for Celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2022

Published on September 26, 2022 by Smithsonian Magazine

Are you a parent, grandparent, or other caregiver looking for an age-appropriate event to enjoy on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, an annual event meant to honor the Indigenous people of the United States? From reading Indigenous authors to exploring Native plants, these activities suit everyone in the family.