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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.

January 02, 2014

As Criticism Continues, NCTQ Corrects Some Teacher-Prep Scores

The National Council on Teacher Quality fesses up to making some errors in last year's controversial teacher-prep review, but says that most of its ratings were accurate.

December 18, 2013

Teach For America: We Support the Common Core

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

November 04, 2013

TFA and Congressional Hypocrisy

The requirement of teachers being "highly qualified" under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act has been rendered meaningless by the latest action of Congress. They inserted a "loophole" for Teach For America that basically makes everyone highly qualified when they are not.

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.

July 31, 2013

Walton Expands TFA Grants With $20M More

The Walton Foundation re-ups its support for Teach For America.

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