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January 13, 2015

Ed. Dept. Report on Alternative-Certification Teachers A Year Late

The Education Department has badly missed a deadline to prepare the congressionally mandated report.

December 15, 2014

Teach For America Facing Recruitment Challenges

Teach For America may fall 25 percent short of demand for its teachers, the organization said in a memo to partner districts.

December 08, 2014

Higher Academic Standing Seen Among Recent New York Teacher Hires

New York is drawing more of its teachers from the top-third of scorers on the SAT exam, and fewer from the bottom third of the pool.

August 11, 2014

Diversity on the Rise Among TFA Recruits

TFA's newest corps is its most diverse ever, with fully half identifying as people of color.

June 19, 2014

Two on TFA: Studies Examine Cluster Placements and Older Novices

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.

June 17, 2014

Alternative Certification Deemed Weak by NCTQ in New Teacher-Prep Report

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 to Pilot Yearlong Teacher Training, Retention Efforts

Teach For America will pilot an extended teacher-preparation experience, and efforts to retain more of its corps members.

December 18, 2013

Teach For America: We Support the Common Core

TFA goes on record to support the common-core standards.

September 13, 2013

U.S. ED To Collect Data on Alternative-Certification Patterns

Federal education officials want to gather information on where teachers in alternative-certification programs are located.

September 10, 2013

Study: Teachers In Selective Alternative Routes Match, Exceed Peers

A new study examines how teachers in selective alternative-route programs stack up against their peers.

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