Two recent studies on TFA examine facets of the program. One continues to find that recruits boosted math scores in Miami schools, although they didn't seem to have much effect on their peer teachers. Another finds that older recruits are more likely to stay in the profession.
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June 19, 2014
June 17, 2014
The Washington-based group contends that alternative certification suffers from low standards and poor training, just like its traditional, university-based brethren.
March 04, 2014
Teach For America will pilot an extended teacher-preparation experience, and efforts to retain more of its corps members.
December 18, 2013
TFA goes on record to support the common-core standards.
September 13, 2013
Federal education officials want to gather information on where teachers in alternative-certification programs are located.
September 10, 2013
A new study examines how teachers in selective alternative-route programs stack up against their peers.
July 31, 2013
The Walton Foundation re-ups its support for Teach For America.
April 23, 2013
A TNTP paper argues the first year of teaching provides vital clues to how a teacher will do over the long haul.
April 09, 2013
A large-scale, quasi-experimental study finds math gains among middle-school students taught by TFA novices and alumni.
March 08, 2013
California's standards board is poised to require teacher "interns" to receive more training on English-learners.