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October 09, 2014

Teach For America LGBT Initiative Will Address School Climate, Teacher Training

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?

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

Better Off Without Teach For America?

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

N.C. District Votes to End Relationship With Teach For America

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

New Ed. Books Call Attention to Undervalued Role of Teacher Expertise

Two new books out this fall on teaching and teacher policy may reflect a shift in thinking about school reform.

August 20, 2014

Executed Photojournalist Was Teach For America Alumnus

James Foley, the missing American photojournalist who was executed this week by the Islamic State militant group operating in Iraq and Syria, was known for his courage and dedication to humane causes. He was also a former teacher.

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.

July 11, 2014

Teach For America Increases Native Corps Members in South Dakota

A Teach For America initiative is recruiting more Native Americans to teach in low-income schools.

May 13, 2014

Alternate Routes Into Teaching: Promises and Pitfalls

Although we hold different positions, we do agree that training matters and that current policy rhetoric is sometimes irresponsible.

April 17, 2014

Former TFA Member: Don't Tell Me I Hate Teachers

A former Teach For America teacher says he's tired of being attacked as someone who's opposed to public education and teachers.

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