When the Only Real Choice is Private: My Unlike Attraction to School Vouchers

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in News Updates | No Comments

This post is part of a series on the issue of vouchers and private school choice. With the Trump administration’s vows to expand school choice, many states are moving aggressively to create more options for families, but some who support education reform and high-quality charter schools are troubled by the use of public dollars as […]

Asians Showed Love to Blacks on Dr. King Day…and a Black Girl Reached Back

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in News Updates | No Comments

Something extraordinary happened at the Martin Luther King Jr. event I attended last night. It was organized by Pray Chicago, a movement that is trying to get churches from all 77 neighborhoods in the city to act as one body. Well, an Asian pastor got up to read an excerpt of Dr. Martin Luther King’s […]

EDify Retreat: Oct. 7-9, 2016

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016 in News Updates | No Comments

For educators who love and seek Jesus. A retreat specifically for school teachers, administrators and para-church workers who directly serve students. Organized by Teachers Who Pray, GRIP Outreach for Youth and prominent education leaders, this retreat is designed to refresh and equip educators. With the backdrop of the “great outdoors,” we will unite in prayer, […]

April 1: Prayer for Chicago Public Schools

Posted by on Mar 31, 2016 in News Updates | No Comments
April 1: Prayer for Chicago Public Schools

Teachers Who Pray will be holding a prayer meeting tomorrow to coincide with the Chicago Teachers Union’s “Day of Action” one-day strike on April 1st. The conference call prayer will take place on April 1 from 6 – 7 pm CDT and I would appreciate as many of you who can call in a pray […]

4th Annual Teachers Who Pray Conference: “Education Advocacy at the Highest Level”

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in News Updates | No Comments

You’re invited to the 4th Annual Teachers Who Pray Conference: “Education Advocacy at the Highest Level” on October 31st, 9am-12pm at Chicago’s Overflow Coffee Bar, 1550 S State St. Chicago is the epicenter of education reform, which is often controversial. Teachers, administrators, and education advocates from around the country are desperately seeking solutions to persistent problems […]

THIRD ANNUAL CONFERENCE “THE POWER OF A PRAYING TEACHER”

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in News Updates | No Comments

Third Annual TWP Conference  “The Power of a Praying Teacher” SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Overflow Coffee Bar 1550 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605 A Conference Like No Other This is not just another Christian conference.  It’s a rallying cry for teachers, administrators, and education advocates to engage, collaborate, and lift […]

TEDx Talk: “Finding the Courage to Voice the Taboo”

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in News Updates | No Comments

Happy New Year! I gave this TEDx Talk about teacher voice at National Louis University in Chicago, Illinois last September. And a fellow Teachers Who Pray member brought to my attention that Jesus Christ and prayer are also considered “taboo” topics in schools. Truth is, faith among teachers and staff shouldn’t be taboo at all. […]

How to Pray for the New Teacher in Your Child’s Life

Posted by on Aug 10, 2013 in News Updates | No Comments

Pray for the teacher as she looks at her summer to do list; she might not’ve had a vacation or success in taking care of needs.  Pray for the teacher as she needs to be refreshed and healthy; her summer may’ve included loss, grief, disappointment, or trial.  Pray for the teacher as she has concerns about how […]

Pray for Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in News Updates | No Comments

The recent school shooting in this small, quiet New England town reminds us all that no place on earth is safe. The only true place of security is in the Lord Jesus Christ. We ask Jesus to wrap his loving arms around this suffering community, and use our prayers to hinder such acts of violence […]

First Annual Conference

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in News Updates | No Comments

TEACHERS WHO PRAY held its first annual conference on June 9, 2012 at the Chicago home of its founder, Marilyn Rhames.  The “Seed Planting” conference was kept small to symbolize the scripture founded in Matthew 17:20, how a small seed (14 strong TWP supporters) can turn into a tall tree (a national movement with chapters […]