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Teach For America Enters Third Year In Ohio

Teach for America has been around for 24 years but was only given entre into Ohio’s classrooms in 2011, at the urging of Governor Kasich. TFA teachers are chosen for being high college achievers, and are able to bypass the state’s standard licensing process. This year’s TFA corps grew slightly over last year, and is [...]

Hot or Not: J. Crew Teach for America T-Shirt, AFT-Norma Kamali Fashion Line

About 75 Teach for America teachers started work in Ohio schools this year. Now they’ll have something to wear. J. Crew is selling a $32.50 cotton t-shirt with a giant orange apple on the front to benefit Teach for America, Education Week reports. Teach for America places recent college graduates into high-poverty classrooms across America. Last [...]

Cincinnati School District, Cleveland Charters Welcome Teach for America

After months of talks, the Cincinnati school district and charter schools in Northeastern and Southwestern Ohio have agreed to hire Teach for America teachers for the coming school year. Cincinnati is the only Ohio traditional public school district to sign on with Teach for America. But Teach for America’s Mike Wang, who leads the groups Ohio [...]

Teach for America Plans Expansion to Cleveland, Cincinnati Areas

This fall, as many as 100 Teach for America members could be working in Ohio schools. Teach for America places recent college graduates, many from elite colleges, into high-poverty classrooms across America. Mike Wang leads Teach for America’s efforts to expand in Ohio. He says the group’s focus now is on identifying school districts and [...]

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