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Teach for America Tests Out More Training
3/10/14 | Washington Post
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Summer 2013 | Education Next
Teach for America has announced that it will create a pilot program to offer recruits one year of education classes along with hands-on classroom training during their senior year of college, before they begin teaching. TFA will offer the pilot program to about 500 college juniors who have applied early to TFA and been accepted into the program. Matt Kramer and Elissa Villanueva, who took over TFA last year from Wendy Kopp, decided to test this new approach after a nationwide listening tour. The changes at TFA come at a time when applications are below projections, and the organization says it is unlikely to meet its target of 6,300 new corps members for the next school year, Lyndsey Layton notes in the Washington Post.
In the Summer 2013 issue of Ed Next, June Kronholz wrote about the change in leadership of Teach for America and at what had made the organization so successful over the past 25 years.