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Author Zetta Elliott to Middle Schoolers: The World Needs Your Stories

On Friday, February 10, 2017, author Zetta Elliott captivated nearly 100 middle school students at D.C.’s LaSalle-Backus Education Campus (DCPS) with her stories about coming of age, the foster care system, friendship, addiction, mystery, and more. Teaching for Change arranged the visit to LaSalle-Backus, a partner school for the Tellin’ Stories parent organizing project. Elliott’s …

D.C. Sanctuary School Letter Signers

On February 14, 2017, Teaching for Change, whose constituents include D.C. educators and immigrant families, sent a proposal addressed to Mayor Muriel Bowser, Deputy Mayor for Education Jennifer Niles, and other D.C. officials requesting that DC Public Schools and LEAs adopt sanctuary/safe zone policies. Following are additional organizations and individuals who have signed onto the letter. To …

Step Up for Immigrant Students and Families in D.C. Schools

Creating sanctuary schools for our students and families cannot wait, especially in the current political climate in which the President is threatening increased harassment and deportation of undocumented immigrants. The inaction by D.C. officials on the sanctuary schools proposal means that we as a community must take action where our officials are unwilling to do …

D.C. Area Teachers Launch Stories from Our Classrooms

Fourteen D.C. area teachers gathered on Sunday afternoon (October 25) to write stories from their classrooms. This was the first session in a year-long course launched by Teaching for Change. As a result of writing and reflecting together, teacher participants will deepen their own practice, build community among D.C. area social justice educators, and contribute …

Go-Go Performers Coach Next Generation in D.C. Classrooms

 What an experience to see renowned go-go musicians coaching and mentoring students in D.C. classrooms. Students perform with expert guidance, ask questions, and wear out the performers with requests for photos and autographs before they leave. Meanwhile, the go-go performers share their talents with the younger generation and gain new-found respect for the dedication and …