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“The Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Perspectives (1940—1980)” Summer Institute Receives NEH Grant

Published on Sep 1, 2019 by Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

Dozens of teachers across the country taught about the civil rights movement in a more nuanced way this year. They highlighted stories of grassroots activists and women in addition to traditional lessons of heroes like Martin Luther King. The project began with a summer institute at Duke University designed by a team of scholars and civil rights veterans, the SNCC Legacy Project, and Teaching for Change. It was co-directed by Sanford Professor Bob Korstad and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) veteran Judy Richardson. (Download PDF of article)

The History Beyond Martin Luther King Jr.

Published on Jun 18, 2019 by Duke Today

Dozens of teachers across the country taught about the civil rights movement in a more nuanced way this year. They highlighted stories of grassroots activists and women in addition to traditional lessons of heroes like Martin Luther King. The project began with a summer institute at Duke University designed by a team of scholars and civil rights veterans, the SNCC Legacy Project, and Teaching for Change. It was co-directed by Sanford Professor Bob Korstad and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) veteran Judy Richardson. View video >>

Widening the Lens: A Conversation with Beverly Daniel Tatum

Published on Apr 1, 2019 by Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)

It was a little more than two decades ago that Beverly Daniel Tatum, a psychologist and educator, published Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? Based in part on her experiences teaching college courses on the psychology of racism, the book explored the often-veiled dynamics of race in America and the complexities—and importance—of racial identity development. (Download PDF of article)

Leading for Black Lives in Education

Published on Mar 1, 2019 by Institute for Educational Leadership

Rethinking Schools, a publisher committed to equity and to the vision that public education is central to the creation of a humane, caring, multiracial democracy recently published Teaching for Black Lives a collection of writings highlighting the ways educators and administrators can and should make their classrooms and schools sites of resistance to white supremacy and anti-Blackness. (Download PDF of article)

JHUMA examines intersection of black and Muslim identities

Published on Feb 28, 2019 by The Johns Hopkins Newsletter

Teaching for Change’s Alison Kysia led a discussion titled “The Story of Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf” on Monday. Teaching for Change is a D.C. nonprofit organization promoting social justice initiatives through educational outreach in schools.

We Act Radio Education Town Hall

Published on Feb 14, 2019 by We Act Radio

Anacostia High School (DCPS) psychologist Dr. Bryon McClure and librarian Nia Nicholas, along with Teaching for Change representative Nqobile Mthethwa, were interviewed on We Act Radio’s Education Town Hall on Feb. 14, 2019.

Teaching for Change Featured in Sir Ken Robinson’s New Book on Family Engagement

Published on Jan 11, 2019 by Teaching for Change

Sir Ken Robinson is the internationally acclaimed educator and author who caught the attention of many with a viral video that illustrated his 2014 TED Talk, “Changing Education Paradigms.” Robinson has continued to write and speak about the challenges and opportunities in education since then, and in 2018 published a new book that focuses on how families can support their children’s success.

Black Lives Matter Week of Action

Published on Dec 4, 2018 by Teaching Tolerance

It began in Seattle. On a September morning at John Muir Elementary School, a group of black men stood at the entrance high-fiving students. Some of the men beat ancestral drums with wide smiles on their faces. Others wore Afrocentric clothing. They praised each child who approached the steps of the school. (Download PDF of article)