25th Anniversary Author Events

For this 25th anniversary year of Teaching for Change, we are hosting a series of special events. The first three events are author talks hosted by Teaching for Change at Busboys and Poets (14&V) in Washington, D.C. Join us to learn from these authors about cutting edge issues in education. Jesse Hagopian (Tuesday, April 14, 6:30pm-8pm) helped […]

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Thank You to Our Bookstore Shelf Sponsors

We greatly appreciate the National Education Association and the Keene Family for sponsoring the education and children’s book sections at our non-profit, independent Teaching for Change Bookstore at Busboys and Poets (14 & V). “I decided to become a shelf sponsor after hearing about Rush Limbaugh’s attack on the bookstore for promoting multicultural children’s books,” says […]

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Teaching for Change Bookstore at Busboys and Poets to Close

In this 10th anniversary since the founding of Busboys and Poets at 14th and V Streets NW in D.C. with Teaching for Change as the partner on the bookstore, both organizations are poised to celebrate anniversaries, expand, and make a major transition. “Teaching for Change is celebrating ten years of our partnership with Busboys and […]

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Bookstore Highlights 2014

Here are some highlights from the year 2014 at Teaching for Change’s indie bookstore at Busboys and Poets (14th&V). Next year we will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the bookstore and the 25th anniversary of Teaching for Change. In the last five years, only 10% of children’s books published were about people of color despite the fact […]

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For Love of Children Book Festival

Teaching for Change is pleased to partner with the D.C area afterschool program called For Love of Children (FLOC). FLOC runs a Neighborhood Tutoring Program, Scholars Program, and Outdoor Education Center. As a result of active participation in FLOC programs, students gain an average of one year of grade level equivalency in reading skills in […]

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Equipping New Teachers with Social Justice Literature

Our colleague Alice Cook invited Teaching for Change staff to serve as judges every year for her innovative social justice student math fair when she taught at a D.C. high school. We were pleased to get a call to help again in Cook’s new role teaching pre-service teachers in a master’s certification program (MCERT) at the University […]

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Girl Scout Book Drive Exceeds Its Goal

Our Teaching for Change Bookstore and Girl Scout Troop 3859 (Saint Augustine Catholic Church) hosted a book drive on September 12-14 in support of Saint Augustine School, New Community for Children, Marguerite’s Place, and Playtime Children’s Project. Troop leader Dena D. Grant wrote to our publications director Don Allen to say it was a big success. Here’s an excerpt from […]

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Overwhelmed By Your Support

In the face of the June 16 radio show attack by Rush Limbaugh, Teaching for Change has been showered with calls, emails, Facebook comments, tweets, donations, book purchases, and even a delivery of flowers from an elementary school principal. Teachers, parents, authors, and other friends and supporters are letting us know that they stand by our commitment to […]

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Rush Limbaugh Calls Teaching for Change Racist for Promoting Diverse Children’s Books

In the last five years, only 10% of children’s books published were about people of color despite the fact that 37% of the U.S. population are people of color.   Rush Limbaugh found out that Teaching for Change is trying to challenge this disparity and he is hopping mad. Limbaugh devoted a long segment of his show on June 16 […]

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Festival of Poems of Provocation and Witness

This year marked a milestone for the Biennial Split This Rock Festival, with a record turnout and stellar forums. The staff and board of Teaching for Change were honored to co-sponsor and coordinate book sales for the 2014 festival of activist poets from all over the country. Hats off to our publications director Don Allen […]

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