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Empowering Teachers to Become Activists

Educators noticed tension within the school community between Muslim and non-Muslim teachers, students and staff. They wanted to help teachers to tackle this problem effectively, so they collaborated to create a professional development training that empowers teachers to address social justice needs in their school buildings. They planned a one-day workshop for local educators called “Understanding the Muslim American Experience: Leadership Training.”
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“I See New York City as a Classroom”

TT Educator Grants support social justice work at the classroom, school and district levels. School Programs Coordinator Jey Ehrenhalt spoke with Abby MacPhail about her project training students to become photojournalists of housing injustice in New York City.
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Voting and Democracy Grants Roundup: High School

TT Voting and Democracy Grants fund projects that encourage students to become empowered advocates for voting in their communities. Here are a few of our favorite projects happening this fall in high schools across the country.
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Voting and Democracy Grants in Action: Latinx Advocates

TT Voting and Democracy Grants fund projects that encourage students to become empowered advocates for voting in their communities. Grants and School Programs Manager Jey Ehrenhalt spoke with grantee Sarah Emmett about the work her students will be doing this fall.
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Path to Peace

TT Educator Grants support social justice work at the classroom, school and district levels. Read about how one middle school teacher used a TT grant to fund a class project centered around peace, justice and action.
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Spotlight on Whose Renaissance?

TT Educator Grants support social justice work at the classroom, school and district levels. Grants Manager Jey Ehrenhalt spoke with Chris Dolgos about his project investigating the equity of urban renewal.
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Now-based Curriculum

Instead of discussing current events only on Tuesdays or only in response to traumatic events, let’s help students use the curriculum to understand and act against current injustices.