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Vanderbilt’s Love/Hate Relationship With Teach For America

Vanderbilt’s Love/Hate Relationship With Teach For America

by / on February 25, 2014

In the education world, friction has developed between teachers who come to the profession the old fashioned way and the increasing number who enter through a side door, particularly Teach for America. The rub is particularly glaring at Vanderbilt University.

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Pictured is a TFA teacher working at a charter school in Pasadena, CA. In Tennessee, TFA corps members - as they're called - work in Nashville and Memphis. Two TFA'ers are in Cheatham County. Credit: Presidential Inaugural Committee via Flickr

Nashville Schools Recruiter Says She Can’t Do What Teach For America Can

by / on January 15, 2014

Roughly one in six new teachers in Nashville’s public schools come from the non-traditional training program Teach for America. And a contract approved by the Metro school board this week will maintain that hiring pace for at least another three years. 

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Teach for America Alums Face Off in School Board Race

Teach for America Alums Face Off in School Board Race

by / on July 12, 2012

Listen Now: Teach for America is making incremental moves from the classroom to the political arena. The program recruits college grads who studied something other than education to spend two years teaching in underperforming schools. Several are going on to win elected office, and more are right behind them. A school board race in East Nashville pits TFA alums against one another.

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Teacher Training Report Card Shows Gains

by / on November 1, 2011

Tennessee’s new teachers are catching up to classroom veterans, according to a new report from the state. That’s considered a sign that efforts to train better teachers are headed in the right direction.

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Metro School District Hires Non-Traditional Teachers

by / on August 12, 2009

About a quarter of Metro Nashville’s newly hired teachers are coming from two programs the district is tapping into for the first time.

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