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Posted Wednesday, October 21st 2009 at 11:16PM
Houston chronicle tells the story of how Sam Houston High, a historically underperforming high school, has had a successful turnaround this past year. The chronicle notes that one ingredient in the schools’ success was many of the teachers in the sch ...
Posted Friday, August 7th 2009 at 11:55AM
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Posted Thursday, July 30th 2009 at 8:21AM
"Superintendent Peter Gorman is right to hire more Teach for America graduates regardless. They have proven their mettle." Read the full article: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/story/735818.html ...
Posted Monday, May 25th 2009 at 11:25PM
"Teach For America, a nonprofit that places an elite corps of top-notch recent graduates from the nation’s most prestigious universities into teaching jobs at inner-city schools, is expanding to Dallas." Read the full article: http://dallas.bizjou ...
Posted Monday, May 11th 2009 at 1:49PM
Thomas Friedman discusses a new McKinsey report, entitled “The Economic Impact of the Achievement Gap in America’s Schools.” Friedman quotes Kopp in speaking about the increase in applications to Teach For America: Part of it is “students respo ...
Posted Wednesday, April 22nd 2009 at 1:32PM
In announcing the signing of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, President Obama highlights the 35,000 applicants to Teach For America as a primary example of the "generation of activists possessed of that most American of ideas, that people who ...
Posted Wednesday, April 22nd 2009 at 1:06PM
"They come from places like Harvard, Yale, and Brown, inspired to share their energy and knowledge with public school children. But the Boston Teachers Union has a message for those eager Teach for America recruits: Thanks, but no thanks."
Posted Friday, April 3rd 2009 at 9:03AM
ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN) -- Kelley Mulfinger thought she would be making a six-figure salary in marketing by her second year out of school. Instead, the University of Virginia alum is teaching a classroom of first-graders how to spell words like "care. ...
Posted Wednesday, April 1st 2009 at 2:12PM
The numbers are startling; more children are living in poverty in one South Dakota county than anywhere else in the United States.
According to the 2005 U.S. Census, Ziebach's child poverty rate sits at 70.1%. Other South Dakota counties are clo ...
Posted Monday, March 30th 2009 at 11:31AM
"Message to the state: Please don't make it difficult for Teach for America to help Connecticut schools.
The state Department of Education is considering an extensive overhaul of teacher certification requirements that could be a game-changing dis ...
Posted Thursday, March 19th 2009 at 7:46AM
NPR interview: "Donna Foote followed four elite college graduates in Teach For America for her book on the program." Hear the interview: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=102006903 ...
Posted Wednesday, March 18th 2009 at 9:07AM
PBS: "With the nation's unemployment rising to a 25-year high this month and the financial sector in turmoil, job prospects look bleak for many college seniors set to graduate this spring." http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/business/jan-june09/s ...
Posted Tuesday, March 17th 2009 at 9:28AM
AP: "Plenty of people dream of leaving their jobs to become teachers. Today, more people are actually doing it.
Peter Vos ran an Internet startup. Now he teaches computer science to middle school kids in Maryland.
Jaime McLaughlin used to do p ...
Posted Tuesday, March 17th 2009 at 8:57AM
The Boston Globe: "As the economy collapsed last fall, so did the job prospects of thousands of college seniors, especially those who had set their sights on Wall Street. But after the initial panic, some students said they felt an odd relief. I ...
Posted Tuesday, March 17th 2009 at 8:36AM
Facing the tightest job market in a generation, thousands of elite members of the class of 2009 are competing for a chance to head off to the nation's most troubled schools to work exhausting hours for as little as $27,000 a year. ...
Posted Wednesday, March 11th 2009 at 9:36AM