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August 28, 2017
I went viral for walking my students home from school in Memphis. Here’s what got lost in the shuffle.
I was photographed walking students home in 2015, and the picture went viral. Two years later, I've changed tactics for trying to help young people.
By the numbers
May 4, 2017
After reshaping itself to combat declining interest, Teach For America reports a rise in applications
The organization’s CEO said in a blog post this week that nearly 49,000 people applied for the 2017 program.
September 13, 2016
Teach for America’s presence in New York City hits 11-year low
Just 200 TFA recruits will enter New York City classrooms this fall.
New in town
September 7, 2016
Indianapolis Teach for America attracts fewer teachers but they are more diverse
32 percent of incoming Teach For America corp members are people of color.
June 29, 2016
Indiana native to ‘come home’ and lead Teach for America
The Indianapolis office of Teach for America named a former Chicago corps member and native Hoosier as its new executive director.
May 8, 2015
Weekend Reads: How Teach For America is switching up its recruiting process
Plus, what opt-outers reveal about school improvement, an odd amount news about comedians, and more in our round-up of education must-reads.
January 26, 2015
Lilly Endowment gives The Mind Trust $3.4 million to expand Teach for America, The New Teacher Project
Teacher training programs Teach for America and The New Teacher Project could grow their ranks in Indianapolis by more than 300 educators thanks to a $3.4…
December 12, 2014
As recruitment dips, TFA leader says New York training site to close
Teach for America is having trouble recruiting candidates to teach in New York City schools and will close its New York training site in anticipation…
November 24, 2014
Q&A: Teach for America’s New York City leader, who says her corps may stay small
In an interview last month from Teach for America’s offices in midtown Manhattan, the organization's New York City leader Charissa Fernandez discussed her vision, which includes a move away from charter schools and a bet on retaining teachers.
January 10, 2014
Future Memphis Teach For America corps members celebrate on Twitter
Teach For America, the highly competitive national program that trains and places teachers without a traditional education certification in schools in underserved communities, sent out acceptance letters to some of its 2014-15 corps members yesterday.
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