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Teach For America Could Miss Recruitment Mark by More Than 25 percent

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

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Growing criticism about Teach For America and a polarized education reform debate is affecting recruitment of new corps members and the organization “could fall short of our partners’ overall needs by more than 25 percent” next year, TFA officials say. A note that co-Chief Executive Officers Matt Kramer and Elisa Villanueva Beard are sending out to the organization’s partner organizations (see text below) cites several reasons for the decline, including “polarization around TFA” as well less interest in teaching and public service by college graduates.

Service Members and Teaching: The Characteristics Desired by Principals

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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By Craig Gilman Faculty Member at American Public University Are you are a military service member who has considered becoming a teacher after the military, but uncertain if you have the personal and professional traits for success in the classroom? Chances are you do. “There must be, within our Army, a sense of purpose.  There must be a willingness to march a little farther, to carry a heavier load, to step out into the dark and the unknown for the safety and will-being of others.” ~ General Creighton Abrams When you wear your uniform and look in the mirror, what do you see?

Your Military Background is Needed for Teach for America!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

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By Craig Gilman The You Served For America, Now Teach For America initiative aims to bring top military professionals to our nation’s highest-need schools by partnering with branches of the military and veterans’ organizations to identify candidates for the program. Former U.S. Army staff sergeant and 2009 Teach For America alumnus Shaun Murphy will lead this new initiative and has a goal of tripling the number of military participants in the next two years.

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