Doing the Math with Teach for America Teachers

Teach for America is a social venture that hires graduating seniors from some of the most selective colleges and offers them with five-week training courses before unleashing them for a minimum of two years in some of the country’s worst classrooms.

Now, a new study by the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance (a part of the United States Department of Education) found that the TFA teachers were more effective than other instructors at their schools, especially teaching students about math. Teach for America founder Wendy Kopp is now working on expanding the global program, Teach for All in 22 countries.

via Study: Students Learn More Math With Teach for America Teachers – Julia Ryan – The Atlantic.

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