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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)

Spotlight on Professional Development (2015)

In this Spotlight, learn how districts are using the talents of teachers in meaningful leadership roles and supporting teachers in sharing their expertise.

Spotlight on Persistence and Motivation

In this Spotlight, discover the benefits and challenges of leveraging non-cognitive factors in classrooms, read commentary on fostering student engagement and inspiring lifelong learners, and reconsider common stigmas of student failure.

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Teacher Beat Blog

07/26 04:47 pm | What Did the Teachers' Unions Get Up to at Those OTHER Conventions? | Read highlights from the National Education Association's and the American Federation of Teachers' own conventions earlier this month.

Teaching Ahead Blog

07/12 03:00 pm | The Problem With Complex Writing Prompts | In teaching writing by using increasingly complex, teacher-created prompts we tend to leave students' actual thoughts and voices out of the process, says Ariel Sacks.

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Commentary Collection: Perspectives on TFA in its 20th Year
In its two decades, Teach For America has dispatched more than 20,000 young teachers to work in some of America's poorest schools and communities.

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New international studies highlight the role of embedded professional-learning programs in school improvement.
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
January 27, 2016 – Education Week
Teacher Karla Duff had never really thought about being away from her classroom for an extended period of time. Then came cancer, and a reckoning.
January 26, 2016 – Teacher
Teachers Brianna Crowley and Barry Saide offer advice on developing an empathic mindset in an education culture that doesn’t always value it but desperately needs it.
January 20, 2016 – Teacher
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 20, 2016 – Education Week
Conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court appear open to overruling a key precedent that lets public-employee unions collect fees from nonmembers for collective bargaining.
January 20, 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
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 20, 2016 – Education Week
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 20, 2016 – Education Week
A number of TFA's regions are experimenting with strategies for extending corps members' tenure in teaching beyond two years.
January 20, 2016 – Education Week

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