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Teach For America is laying off some of its national and regional staff as part of its transition to a less-centralized business model.

About 150 jobs will be lost in all, a reduction of 15 percent. Some 200 or so employees were laid off last year, but the most recent round appears to target some fairly senior executives. Among the targets is a chief-diversity-officer position, just as TFA has put a lot of energy into improving diversity and cultural-competency training.

TFA is shifting to a more regional organization in which the regions are now primarily responsible for raising funds. Another possible reason for the layoffs is that in both 2014 and 2015, TFA didn't hit its recruiting targets and apparently has not done so again during its most recent application cycle.

Vol. 35, Issue 26, Page 4

Published in Print: March 30, 2016, as In Shakeup, TFA Cuts 15 Percent of Staff
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