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History teacher Derrick Sanders, a first-year Teach For America corps member in Dallas, congratulates his students on a job well done.
—Brandon Thibodeaux for Education Week

At 25, Teach For America Enters Period of Change

Among other new initiatives, the famously protective organization has quietly begun devolving more authority to its 52 regions, some of which are pushing the boundaries of the group's model. (January 15, 2016)

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With his co-authors, Doug Lemov seeks to blend best practice and research in a new book on teaching reading in a common-core era.
January 19, 2016 - Education Week
Teacher Annette Christiansen offers some tips to help students develop as effective writers in the classroom, including emphasis on a variety of writing experiences.
January 19, 2016 - Teacher
Among other new initiatives, the famously protective organization has quietly begun devolving more authority to its 52 regions, some of which are pushing the boundaries of the group's model.
January 15, 2016 - Education Week
A number of TFA's regions are experimenting with strategies for extending corps members' tenure in teaching beyond two years.
January 15, 2016 - Education Week
The Education for Justice program, taken by select TFA candidates during their senior year of college, is based on feedback from principals, parents, and teacher educators.
January 15, 2016 - Education Week
The organization is putting a greater emphasis on equity and racial issues, even as its bona fides as a social-justice organization are fiercely contested.
January 15, 2016 - Education Week
TFA began by placing fewer than 400 teachers in eight cities. Now, it places thousands each year across 52 different regions.
January 15, 2016 - Education Week
Teacher Wanda Troutman joined Teach For America's original 1990 corps. Alejandro Diasgranados entered teaching through TFA last year. We asked them to discuss their experiences with each other.
January 15, 2016 - Education Week
Charts outline year-by-year data on TFA's budget, applicants, corps size, and corps members' two-year completion rates.
January 15, 2016 - Education Week
The interactive timeline below highlights key turning points in the organization's development.
January 15, 2016 - Education Week

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