Teaching for Change on Kojo Nnamdi Show

We are honored to have been invited by the Kojo Nnamdi Show (WAMU 88.5) for a segment on Monday, February 8, 2016 on the walkout by students in Howard County last week in protest of racism at their high school. The segment began with Sara Chernikoff and Lina Kebede, two student leaders from the walkout and Nat Chioke […]

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Teaching for Change on NPR’s All Things Considered

Did you hear? Teaching for Change was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered on Friday, January 22, 2016. Teaching for Change associate director Allyson Criner Brown was interviewed by NPR’s Eyder Peralta, along with scholar Ebony Elizabeth Thomas and children’s book author Matt de la Peña in a four-minute segment on the recall of A Birthday Cake for […]

NOT Recommended: A Birthday Cake for George Washington

UPDATE We are pleased to share that the widespread response to the publication of A Birthday Cake for George Washington has led to its recall by Scholastic. This is a wonderful victory in record speed. We must keep up the pressure modeled in this campaign to make sure that children learn the truth and can shape a better […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Allyson Criner Brown Selected for Fellowship

We are proud to announce that associate director Allyson Criner Brown has been selected by the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington for a prestigious fellowship that will expose her to a rich network of mentors, colleagues, and other nonprofit organization leaders. This intensive experience will prepare her for a future executive directorship. Allyson joined Teaching for […]

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