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.
All Blog Posts With alternative certification Tag or Category
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.
January 02, 2014
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
TFA goes on record to support the common-core standards.
November 04, 2013
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
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.