Teachers hired during the first two years of an expansion of the program were as good as their peers, and in grades pre-K-2 they helped their students learn more in reading, a study finds.
All Blog Posts With Teach for America Tag or Category
March 04, 2015
February 03, 2015
The polarizing organization is facing more pushback and bad press than previously, it finds.
January 16, 2015
A partnership between a New York City computer science school and Teach for America aims to bring more opportunities for improved coding instruction to students.
January 14, 2015
Teach for America has quietly begun to change the way it talks about race and inequity, and it deserves credit.
October 31, 2014
To all the TFA critics out there, here's my pitch: TFA isn't going away. So why not pressure them to wield their power and influence in a way that might actually prove more productive?
October 09, 2014
The director of Teach For America's new initiative for LGBT students explains how it might lead to changes in the program's training for new teachers.
October 07, 2014
What is the damage done by TFA's claims that their program is as good or better than college- and university-based programs? Julian Vasquez Heilig and I discuss.
October 06, 2014
Julian Vasquez Heilig and I have both been critical of Teach For America. But we tend to take different positions on the overall impact of organization.
September 03, 2014
A school board in Durham, N.C., will end its relationship with Teach For America. Board members were concerned about the program's short commitment requirement and recruit preparation.
August 27, 2014
Two new books out this fall on teaching and teacher policy may reflect a shift in thinking about school reform.