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The Next 20 YearsNov.  2010
Brightwood Ethiopian Parents Reading

Turning the Tables on Parent Engagement
We launched a successful campaign at a school that struggled to connect with Ethiopian parents. Thanks to our approach, more than 75% of the Ethiopian parents participate in school activities, including reading bilingual (Amharic-English) books in classrooms.


For over 20 years, Teaching for Change has provided parents and teachers with the tools to make schools places where students learn to read, write and change the world. We help schools teach by example with meaningful parent involvement, participatory lessons which go beyond a hero's version of history, and a curriculum that helps students become active citizens rather than passive consumers.

We rely on people like you to ensure this vital work is sustained and grows.

News and Updates

Read the article in Shelf Awareness about our bookstore.

See the photos from our recent events.

Join us at upcoming 20th Anniversary events.

Download our new teaching guide about Daniel Ellsberg and the Vietnam War.

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Teaching for Change
PO Box 73038
Washington, DC 20056
Ph: 202-588-7204
With Your Help . . .

Philadelphia Students with Thank You Sign for Teaching for Change

Teaching Outside the Textbook.

This Philadelphia class is one of 20 across the country that was overjoyed to receive a full class set of books from the Zinn Education Project, provided by Teaching for Change and Rethinking Schools.

We will expand our nationally recognized approach to parent/school engagement in DC and Maryland schools; increase the number of educators across the country that teach outside the textbook; and create a mini-documentary film about our groundbreaking work in McComb, Mississippi to bring local Civil Rights Movement history into the classroom. Please make your donation today to support our 20th Anniversary Campaign.

Your support makes a difference.

A contribution of:

  • $50 trains a parent to play an active role in his/her child's school.
  • $100 introduces 25 teachers to free downloadable lessons for "teaching outside the textbook."
  • $250 provides a skill building session for a class of high school students on how to collect and record oral histories in their community for ongoing use in history classes, and your name will be displayed on a handcrafted plaque in our bookstore at Busboys and Poets.

Please visit our website to make your donation today. Because we value your involvement in our 20th Anniversary Campaign, a Teaching for Change board member may call you personally in the next week to answer any questions you may have and ask for your support.

Teaching for Change inspires teachers, their students, and communities to learn about and live the ideals of equality, civil rights, and freedom in the classroom and beyond. Give today, and together we can keep the movement going.


Nzinga Tull

Nzinga Tull, Board 20th Anniversary Campaign Chair

Deborah Menkart, Executive Director

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