Dear friends of Teaching for Change:

These past few months have been full of rewarding partnerships, including StoryCorps and their National Teachers Initiative, Busboys and Poets for the dedication of the Zinn Room, and Africa Access for a K-12 Conference on Teaching about Africa. Check out the photos and stories below so that you can see what we have accomplished thanks to your support.

Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching

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Putting the Movement Back Into Civil Rights Teaching

Schomburg Center 

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Teaching Tolerance selected our title as one of the top 20 from the past two decades of their journal, calling it an "enduring classic."     

The Schomburg Center selected Putting the Movement Back into Civil Rights Teaching as a core text for their summer education institute


High school students in McComb, Miss. created a local history website and organized a commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the student walkout.     

Zinn Education Project Continues to Grow

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Cornel West | Photo (c) Jack Gordon

10 More Lessons 

Every day teachers from all over the country and the world sign-up for the Zinn Education Project. We now have over 15,000 registrations.Cornel West, Beverly Daniel Tatum, Dave Zirin, Jeff Zinn, and many more came to dedicate the Zinn Room and support the Zinn Education Project. Ten new teaching activities were added to the Zinn Education Project website for teachers to download for free.  

Building Parent Power in Public Schools

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Teaching for Change conducted a workshop for Missouri teachers called "Beyond International Night: Taking Parent Involvement to a Higher Level."
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Parents and teachers tell us our approach to family-school engagement is very effective. Soon we will have the formal evaluation to confirm it.
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We co-hosted a standing room only event to introduce a new book and film about parent organizing.

Sensational Partnerships

StoryCorps RecordingThe Beat TrainingAfrica Access Workshop

We were honored to host the D.C. area recordings for the StoryCorps National Teachers Initiative and attend the White House launch.

Lesson development is underway on D.C. Go-Go music with funds raised at events featuring Chuck Brown, Sugar Bear, Sweet Cherie and more.
We are co-sponsors of the full day of workshops for teachers at the African Studies Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Three Ways to Support Teaching for Change 


If everyone who reads this email votes for the Zinn Education Project on CREDO, we can continue the project for at least a year. Please vote today. Every vote counts.
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Federal employees in the DC metro area can designate Teaching for Change, # 25947.

"Join me and donate to Teaching for Change."
---- Sa'id Chestnut, native Washingtonian and project engineer

Deborah Menkart
Executive Director, Teaching for Change

Board, staff, funders, and partners of Teaching for Change.