Thank You Los Angeles!
A huge thanks to all who made our TEACHED Los Angeles premiere a great success, especially our sponsors Communities for Teaching Excellence (C4TE) and Students Matter, our supporters Educators 4 Excellence (E4E) and Future is Now Schools, and our incredible speakers:
Dr. Howard Fuller
Founder, Black Alliance for Educational Options
Featured in the TEACHED film The Blame Game: Teachers Speak Out
***WATCH DR. FULLER'S KEYNOTE SPEECH HERE (and pass it on!). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!***
(from left) Moderator Yolie Flores, C4TE CEO & President; Panelists John Lee, Teach Plus L.A. Exec. Dir.; Pearl Arredondo, teacher & founder, SFiAM; Ama Nyamekye, E4E L.A. Exec. Dir.; Michael Stryer, Future is Now Schools, Dir. of New Unionism; and Joshua Lipshutz, Students Matter Legal Team.
We are very pleased to announce that TEACHED Vol. I will soon be available with Spanish-language subtitles, thanks to the support of the American Board for the Certification of Teaching Excellence, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that recruits, trains and certifies great teachers, and the Diversity Leadership Institute, a non-profit organization addressing education and healthcare disparities in underserved Hispanic communities.
The Hispanic student population is growing rapidly throughout the U.S., but our expectations for these students remains tragically low. Thanks to ABCTE and DLI, TEACHED films will soon be available to reach and inspire Spanish-speaking parents and community members to join the fight for education equality. Muchas gracias.
TEACHED Makes Top 10 List of Education Docs
We were thrilled to be included in this list of ten "don't miss" education documentary films. Quite an honor for an independent, small-budget project like ours to be recognized! We recommend ALL the films in it (as well as the Take Part website - very cool).
TEACHED Wins "Independent Spirit Award" at Amsterdam Festival
Being selected for a film festival is always a huge honor; film festivals these days receive thousands upon thousands of entries from all over the world. So it was an amazing "icing on the cake" moment to learn that TEACHED Vol. I received a Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Independence at the Amsterdam Film Festival. Dank u wel Amsterdam!
You Can Help the World Get TEACHED
Did you know that you can organize your own screening of TEACHED Vol. I? Use the films to spark discussion and tackle difficult education issues in your community. We have everything you need to plan a great event. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
TEACHED is a labor of love that fulfills its mission through the generous support of individual donors and contributions from organizations, foundations and businesses. To make a donation today, go here. To offer organization-level grants and sponsorships, please email email@example.com.