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One Day
By Leah Fabel
January 17, 2018
In Illinois and Minnesota, advocates for major shifts in education policy are celebrating victories that were a long time coming.
Alumni
December 13, 2017
While self-care is something that we all should prioritize year-round, slow winter weekends and the winter break are a great time to reset and prioritize some of rituals that make you feel whole so that you can take them into the new year. Read on as one of our staff members, Molly Zeins, shares some of her favorite self-care tips for educators.
Inside TFA
November 30, 2017
Teach For America – New York Director, Programs Fanny Spencer (New York '08) supports a cohort of 30 corps members teaching in Brooklyn. In her role she sees first-hand how the stress of being a new teacher can impact a corps member's well being. Fanny is also a certified yoga teacher and offers some simple yoga poses to help recharge, restore, and refuel.
One Day
By Tim Kennedy
November 8, 2017
Philadelphia scores a big success with career and technical education for students in the juvenile justice system.
One Day
By Joel Serin-Christ
September 26, 2017
A Baltimore boarding school student, an Eastern Washington farm girl, a New York Mom and beginning teacher: compare their school routes with yours in 360 interactive video.
One Day
By The TFA Editorial Team
September 6, 2017
Meet the winner and finalist of the 2017 Peter Jennings Award for Civic Leadership, honoring alumni whose work has led to transformational change in the past year.
Inside TFA
September 4, 2017
Ashley DeVaughn (New York '17) shares the experiences from New York regional institute that changed her forever and why she's choosing to lead in the community where she grew up.
Inside TFA
September 4, 2017
Ikram Rabbani (New York '17) shares his passion for being a role model for students like him, and what sets teaching apart from everything else.
Inside TFA
September 4, 2017
Juan Bencosme (New York '17) talks about the power of perseverance during a challenging institute and why being a teacher is a live-giving experience.
Inside TFA
By and
September 4, 2017
In partnership with Relay Graduate School of Education, we set out to create the conditions that empower our teachers to know students, cultivate community within their classrooms, engage students in rigorous and relevant content, and challenge inequity throughout (and long after) their corps experience. Together, we designed a customized summer of training.
Alumni
July 19, 2017
Meet three social entrepreneurs bringing change to Cleveland.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
June 22, 2017
Students building houses and earning scholarships. A project to hack school. Help for special education teachers. Meet the winners of Teach For America’s 2017 Social Innovation Awards.
One Day
By Leah Fabel
June 5, 2017
Achievement First Greenfield is what happened when a school network said its best wasn’t good enough. A new design comes alive.
Inside TFA
May 31, 2017
Leader, ally, wizard, citizen. That’s how TFA-NY Director of Programs, Elie Bilmes, describes 2017 Sue Lehmann Teaching and Learning Fellowship winner, Alexandra Hayes learn more about this 2nd year corps member!
One Day
By Faviola Leyva and Paula Ann Solis
May 30, 2017
We scoured the WiFi waves to bring you these podcasts, hosted by alumni, that range over all sorts of topics. Are you woke? Raising bilingual kids? Curious if sharing a Netflix password is illegal?
One Day
By Tom O'Connell
February 28, 2017
It’s time to make CS as foundational to the curriculum as reading and math. First we have to solve four problems holding us back.
Education & Issues
February 28, 2017
Adapted from ElevatED keynote speech on January 13, 2017