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Breaking Barriers of Race, Class, and Language in Schools

On July 21, 2015, Teaching for Change hosted a special event, “Race, Class, and Language: Breaking Barriers to Family Engagement in D.C.,” a briefing over breakfast with community stakeholders about the impact of gentrification and systemic inequities on full parental participation in schools. The event featured case studies from the 2015-2016 school year at schools …

The Collective Stories Were Bigger Than Each of Us: Speakeasy Teacher Event Rocks the House

  “I realized that if I was going to ask my students to speak up, I was going to have to tell my truth and be honest with them about the times where I failed to do so.” —Clint Smith, high school teacher Clint Smith. So began Clint’s story about silences and their damaging consequences to his students and …

Teaching for Change Featured at NCPIE

On Wednesday, April 24th, Teaching for Change will present our approach to turning the tables on parent-school relations at the monthly National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE) meeting. América Calderón, bilingual parent organizer, and Allyson Criner Brown, associate director, of Teaching for Change, will present recent research about Teaching for Change’s approach to parent-school …