Post-Election, School Collaborates with Parents to Create Safe Space

My daughter asked if we had papers and if we would be kicked out of the country. My kids say they will leave with me, when we talked about the election. They said, “That man is a bad man because he doesn’t like Hispanics.” [The election results] make me feel unsafe in this country, because […]

D.C. Parent Organizing Featured in 2016 AERA Conference Offsite Visits

April 20, 2016 With the 100th annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) national conference and its theme “Public Scholarship to Educate Diverse Democracies”  visiting Washington, D.C. this year, Teaching for Change partnered twice with local researchers and education organizers to give conference attendees a glimpse of the parent organizing and family engagement work happening locally. On Saturday, […]

Parent Advocacy Wins Six New After School Positions

Erika Merino*, a parent at Teaching for Change partner school Bruce Monroe Elementary at Park View (BMPV), a D.C. public elementary school, had high hopes after leaving a meeting about after school programming with other parents, school staff, and DCPS officials just before the Thanksgiving break. A working mother of three (two elementary and a […]

A Tribute to Dr. Marta Palacios

On a warm spring evening in June 2015, students, parents, and alumni of Bruce Monroe Elementary School at Park View (DCPS) gathered in the auditorium to say thank you to a beloved principal and educator. Dr. Marta Palacios retired after 14 years of service as principal and a long career as an educator and advocate […]

Firsthand View of the School Reform Debate in D.C.

As a national organization based in D.C., Teaching for Change has a firsthand view of school reform in DCPS and the accompanying debates around education reform. Many in the media have portrayed the results of the recent mayoral election as a reflection of the tone but not the substance of the reform. From editorials in […]

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Promises, Promises: Parents Say Its Time to Build Our School

As a mother, I feel that we have been meeting and meeting and meeting, and meanwhile the school system is just playing with us.” “What kind of world we will have for our children when no one seems to care about their education.” These were just two of the many comments from parents of Bruce-Monroe […]

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